41st Annual Conference of the International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA2009)

Venue: DePaul University- Lincoln Park Campus

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 06, 2009 End Date/Time: Oct 09, 2009
Registration Date: Sep 05, 2009
Early Registration Date: May 05, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 21, 2009
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Description

Conference Main Theme and Sub-themes

Main Theme
Critically Engaging the 21 st Century Learner in Visual Worlds and Virtual Environments
Sub-themes (but are not limited to)
Teaching and Assessing Visual Literacy
Visual Literacy in the Content Areas
The Role of Visual Literacy in Educating Digital Natives
Visual Literacy and Instructional/Training Material Development
Visual Arts and Visual Literacy
Digital Literacies, Multimodality, and Visual Literacy
Visual Literacy Skills in and for Multi-User Virtual Environments, Distance and Blended learning, Web-based Learning, e-Learning, contextual and m-Learning
Web 2.0, Emerging Technologies, and Visual Literacy
Globalization, Social and Cultural Identity, and Visual Literacy
Visual Culture, Media, Communication and Visual Literacy
Film, Television, and Visual Literacy
Information Design, Graphic Design, and Visual Literacy
Service Industries and Visual Literacy
Visual/Image-Based Research and the Scholarly Use of Visual Material
Visual Literacy/Visual Learning/Visual Perception/Cognition Research: New Developments, Current Trends and Approaches, and Future Directions
Conference Session Formats

Paper Presentation (25 or 50 minutes): A 20-minute presentation or a 45-minute presentation, followed by 5 minutes for questions, comments, and discussion.
Round Table (50 minutes): Round table presenters facilitate and engage in a structured discussion with participants. All attendees have an opportunity to comment, question, or respond.
Symposium (50 minutes): Symposia examine one topic in depth, preferably from different theoretical or methodological perspectives. These sessions are introduced and guided by a chairperson, involve up to four 10-minute presentations, followed by the presentation of one discussant. Symposia are organized by a maximum of two organizers; one of them can also act as chairperson, but they cannot act as discussants.
Panel Session (50 minutes): Discussion panels are fora on a specific issue by a group of practitioners, and/or researchers. They are guided by a chairperson, involving three to five panelists with different positions in the topic.
Workshop/Demonstration (1-2 hours): A hands-on, interactive opportunity for professional development in a teaching and learning topic or a relevant method.
Poster (50 minutes): Posters sessions will be on display for the entire poster session period. Presenters need only be present for one (scheduled) time during the poster session period. Notice of the time will be included in the poster display.
Installation/Art Show (1-2 hours): Art show acceptance and space are very limited. Please specify the medium (e.g., paintings, digital displays, sculpture, etc.). Tables and floor space can be provided at the venue. Presenters are responsible to arrange for display easels, pedestals, electronic equipment, etc. (If the display involves sound, please provide headphones as part of the display.) Please feel free to discuss your ideas with the conference planning team prior to proposal submission.
N.B. With the exception of symposia, all other session formats can be considered for the teacher session.

Types of Delivery

All aforementioned session formats can be selected as on-site (conference venue), or on-line (virtual) presentations.

Authors, whose virtual proposal has been accepted, will need to further submit the following material in PDF format by September 5 th:

A Power Point slideshow (6 slides) with a short narrative/script accompanying each slide, or a Podcast/Vodcast with a brief presentation of your paper,
the final draft of their paper, and
a handout with a list of specific questions/issues for discussion with the audience
Accepted virtual presentations will be on permanent display in a designated conference area (on-site). They will also be posted to our Blackboard-supported online platform. Both on-site and on-line conference participants will have access to these presentations and their material, and may communicate electronically with the virtual presenters throughout the IVLA09 conference. Please note that virtual presentations will take place a-synchronously (i.e., no same time).

Proposal Submission

PAPER, ROUNDTABLE, POSTER, INSTALLATION, AND WORKSHOP

Proposals should be submitted as a long abstract (600 to 1000 words), which will be assessed via peer-review process. These proposals should be presented as follows:

Proposal Page 1
Provide the presentation type (on-site or on-line).
Indicate whether your proposal should be considered for the teacher session.
Provide the presentation title.
List all presenters, including all names, titles, organization/institutional affiliation, contact information, and whether or not a member of IVLA. Please designate which presenter is the key contact.
If you are a SIGTE member, please identify yourself!
Include a 50 to 60 word abstract suitable for inclusion in the conference program. Be sure to include the purpose, session outcome, intended audience, and the type of presentation proposed (i.e., paper, roundtable, poster, installation, workshop).
Indicate whether you would consider presenting in another format than the one you request.
Include no more than 3 relevant keywords describing your work.
Indicate the media to be used. Computer (PC), data projectors and screens will be provided. Fast network infrastructure is also provided. All other equipment should be supplied by presenters.
Proposal Page 2
Use this page if you are not submitting to teacher session.

Provide the presentation type (on-site or on-line).
Provide the presentation title.
Indicate the requested presentation type and duration.
Provide a minimum 600 to maximum 1000 word anonymous description, including:
Introduction
Purpose, Question(s), or Problem
Significance of Work
Methods or Process for Practice
Approach or Results
Summary/Conclusion
References
Proposal Page 3
Use this page if you are submitting to teacher session.

Provide the presentation type (on-site or on-line).
Provide the presentation title.
Indicate the requested presentation type and duration. Short, creative sessions preferred. The half-day session will be a series of these sessions, so they need to be engaging.
Provide a summary of 600-1000 words detailing the specific visual literacy topic. The summary must include how the topic relates to K-12 curriculum standards, what teachers in the sessions will be doing (active, hands-on sessions preferred), and what teachers will take away from the session (handouts, products they have created, lesson plans, rubrics, visual literacy resources, etc.). Please indicate the grade range most appropriate for your topic (e.g., K-12, elementary, middle, high school).
Panel sessions are invited (3-4 people showcasing best practices, projects that work in the classroom, strategies to integrate visual literacy in the curriculum, etc.). For information regarding panel proposals, see section B below.
PANEL DISCUSSIONS, AND SYMPOSIA

Also assessed via peer-review process. Should be presented as follows:

Panel Proposal
Provide the presentation type (on-site or on-line).
Indicate whether your proposal should be considered for the teacher session.
Provide the presentation title, and the title of each individual position statement.
List all presenters and the chairperson, including all names, titles, organization/institutional affiliation, contact information, and whether or not a member of IVLA. Please designate which presenter is the key contact.
If you are a SIGTE member, please identify yourself!
Include a 100 to 150 word abstract suitable for inclusion in the conference program. The abstract should provide information regarding the aims of the panel and its scientific and/or educational relevance. Be sure to include the session outcome, and intended audience.
Include a 100-300 word abstract for each individual position. The purpose of this abstract is to describe the position of each panel participant and must illustrate the diversity of positions with respect to the central issue.
Include no more than 3 relevant keywords describing your work.
Indicate the media to be used. Computer (PC), data projectors and screens will be provided. Fast network infrastructure is also provided. All other equipment should be supplied by presenters.
Symposium Proposal
Provide the presentation type (on-site or on-line).
Provide the presentation title, and the title of each individual presentation.
List all presenters, the chairperson, and the discussant. Include all names, titles, organization/institutional affiliation, contact information, and whether or not a member of IVLA. Please designate the chairperson as the key contact.
Include a 100 to 150 word abstract suitable for inclusion in the conference program. The abstract should provide information regarding the aims of the panel and its scientific and/or educational relevance. Be sure to include the session outcome, and intended audience.
For each individual presentation include (1) a 50 to 60 word abstract, and (2) an extended summary of 600-1,000 words, detailing the aims, methodology/research design, findings, and theoretical and educational significance of the research.
Include no more than 3 relevant keywords describing your work.
Indicate the media to be used. Computer (PC), data projectors and screens will be provided. Fast network infrastructure is also provided. All other equipment should be supplied by presenters.
Authors should send their proposals electronically as an attachment file [.doc, .docx, or .rtf format] to the conference email address ivla09@gmail.com

HIGHLIGHTS

Papers presented at IVLA2009 (on-site, and on-line) are eligible to be considered for publication in IVLA’s refereed collection of Selected Readings (to be published in March 2010); submission deadline for the Selected Readings is November 9th, 2009.
Papers accepted for publication in the Selected Readings, will be considered for the Editors’ Award, and the Braden and Beauchamp Visual Literacy Award.
Papers discussing Visual Literacy in Science Education will be considered for publication in the Science Education International Journal, the official journal of ICASE (International Council of Associations for Science Education).


Important Dates

Deadline for Proposal Submission: March 21st 2009
Author/Presenter Notification: April 25th 2009
Deadline for Early Bird Registration: May 5th 2009
Deadline for Author/Presenter Registration and Confirmation of Attendance: September 5th 2009
Deadline for Material Submission by Virtual Author/Presenter: September 5th 2009
Deadline for Conference Hotel Room Reservations: September 5th 2009

Venue

Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue
Chicago
Illinois
United States
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