Guidelines for submission

Submission of abstracts ended on 16th May 2014.

If you want to submit the abstract after the deadline, please contact the conference team:  

The 2014 conference highlights Re:thinking Giftedness: Giftedness in the Digital Age. The concept of giftedness is continuing to undergo change at a rapid pace and the experiences of those who work in the field are being transformed as a consequence. Presentations and discussions will explore European and global trends and examine what research into rethinking giftedness in a digital age tells us about the impact of these changes.

The conference offers presenters the opportunity to submit research results (scientific strand) and/or experiences from practice (practice strand) in five different proposal formats: symposia, papers, posters, workshops, and demonstrations.

  • Symposia: 3 - 4 papers from different countries and a discussant around a common theme. Each session will last for 120 minutes including discussion.
  • Papers: 30 minutes each including discussion. Individual papers will be grouped into larger sessions by theme.
  • Posters: posters will be displayed, and informal sessions will be organised for conference participants to interact with authors.
  • Workshops: “learning by doing” sessions will be scheduled for 90 minutes following the common structure: introduction, main activity, and reflective discussion.
  • Demonstrations: 30 minute practical demonstrations relating to teaching or research tools and methods in ICT, music, dance, theatre, painting, photography, video, and other art forms.

For all formats an e-abstract submission is required by May, 16, 2014.

Abstracts will be reviewed by the conference programme committee according to the following criteria: 

  • Relevance to the conference main themes
  • Significance for theory, policy and practice 
  • Theoretical framework, conceptual rationale or pragmatic grounding
  • Research method and design (research questions, context, participants, data sources, sampling, procedure, ethical issues)
  • Clarity of results or preliminary results and conclusions
  • Overall quality and scientific originality 

Email correspondence with information about acceptance or non-acceptance will be sent to all submitters by May, 28, 2014. Successful contributors will be advised of the time and date of their presentation. 

Presenters from each accepted contribution must register to the Conference in order to be included in the final program (deadline May, 31, 2014).

To focus the conference programme, we have chosen broad-ranging themes, which also cover the interest areas of our keynote speakers. The themes are:

  • Reflection on giftedness in the digital age (general theme)
  • Possibilities and challenges of digital age for the gifted
  • Trends in research and theory of giftedness
  • Horizons: gifted beyond the digital age

​Short guidelines and link to online application can be found HERE.