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Call for Applications to Present

INVOLVE has been the national youth development conference in Aotearoa since 2002.  It provides a space where the youth sector can come together to connect, share, learn, grow and celebrate our diversity and strengths.  This is enabled through a programme rich in contributions from across the sector.  2018 brings the first Involve conference since 2010 and is being put on in partnership by Ara Taiohi, New Zealand Youth Mentoring Network, Society for Youth Health Professionals Aotearoa New Zealand and The Collaborative Trust.  It will be a time to connect, celebrate and reflect together on where we have come from and where, collectively, we want to go.

APPLICATIONS TO PRESENT DUE 28 FEBRUARY 2018

Applications are invited for presentations from across the sector – from anyone and everyone keen to share their insights and learning from practice and research, or expertise in capability building. Applications describing what your presentation is about and why it is important to share this information with others in the youth sector should address the conference theme:

Me hoki whakamuri, kia ahu whakamua, kaneke - In order to improve, evolve, and move forward, we must reflect back to what has been

Criteria for Success


Involve 2018 is about the people - celebrating each other and our work, strengthening our connections and enabling collaboration, and learning from each other to progress our practice.

There are limited slots available and we will select presentations based on diversity, originality, relevance, youth participation, quality and the engaging nature of the material and presentation.

There are two different formats for presentations – each with two options for presentation style. Please read the presentation descriptions below to help you choose what format your presentation will best fit in.  The programme committee reserves the right to refine session format, content and/or speaker selection.

Submission Guidelines

Once you have read the criteria and requirements you will need to complete a brief application form, which includes writing a brief overview (150 words maximum) describing your presentation.  All presentation applications are to be submitted online – if there are barriers to applying online for you please contact involve@arataiohi.org.nz for a Word form.

All presenters must register for and pay to attend the conference. Early bird registrations will be open from 31 January – 07 May 2018.  You will be notified if your submission has been successful by 06 April 2018 in order to ensure you can access lower fees.

Submission Procedure

Click here to access the online application form.   All submissions must be received by end of day 28 February 2018.

You will be notified if your submission has been accepted for presentation at Involve by 06 April 2018.

Presentation formats

Snapshots (2 options):

Snapshots are short (15mins), stimulating overviews of effective and innovative research, practice, projects, and programmes.  You have a choice to present your snapshot in two different formats to support different presentation and learning styles, either:

1. Presentations

Three presenters will be grouped and each will give their presentation once during the session with time at the end for a facilitated discussion.  Presentations will:

  • be fun, visual, engaging and inspirational
  • include a tool or one-pager to give participants
  • have access to a computer and data projector for PowerPoint (focus on images and limit the number of slides)
  • be facilitated alongside two other presentations

2. Bus Stops

Bus stops will enable a more dynamic approach to presenting and learning, allowing attendees to move around and experience their choice of three presentations over one session.  Presenters will repeat their bus stop three times per session to a new audience each time.  Bus stops will:

  • be fun, dynamic, energising and inspirational
  • be repeated three times over one session
  • be given from a station, with no access to computer, data projector
  • include a one page takeaway for participants

Workshops (2 options):

Workshops provide participants with the opportunity to learn new skills, tools, and perspectives. Presenters will need to include a tool or one-pager to give participants.  All workshops run for 1 hour.

1. Training or up-skilling

These workshops focus on professional development opportunities where participants will learn new skills, tools or align with professional body requirements where attendees can get credits or a certificate through attending.

2. Interactive and experiential workshop

Participants in these workshops will learn new skills, tools and perspectives in an interactive forum. Presenters must provide a summary of the tools and perspectives presented, including links to further information.

 

Important dates

31 January 2018:            Registrations open

28 February 2018:          Applications to present close

06 April 2018:                 Submitters notified

20 April 2018:                 Successful applicants confirm attendance

07 May 2018:                  Early bird registrations close

01 July 2018:                   Presentations and one-pagers submitted

13-15 August 2018:        INVOLVE