TU Dublin - Polytechnic Summit 2020

Theme: Designing & Building a New Technological University

Call for Contributions

The Polytechnic Summit brings together academic, professional and community leaders to focus on innovation in curriculum and applied research, to build opportunities for collaboration and partnership on research and student learning, and to share best practices specific to active, applied learning. The Polytechnic Summit assembles leaders, influencers and contributors who shape the future of polytechnic education.

PS2020 offers the unique opportunity to visit, to inform, and to learn from the development of Ireland’s newest university, Technological University Dublin. Not only is TU Dublin the first technological university in Ireland, PS2020 will be hosted on our brand new city centre campus, which is among the largest educational construction projects in Europe. This brings unique opportunities to explore and present topics that are core to polytechnic education in a new purpose-built technological university. Delegates will get to explore our new state-of-the art facilities in the heart of Dublin city.

We invite you to submit contributions on one of the following broad topics:

  • - Design (Programmes, Curriculum, Organisational)
  • - Practice-Based Learning
  • - Employability and Graduate Skills
  • - Pedagogy and Learning Spaces, and
  • - Internationalisation

Submissions

Submissions on these broad topics can be refined and focused through the inclusion of keywords that describe your submission and allow us to organise our tracks to make them more inter- related, connected and interesting.

When you submit your abstract, you will be asked to indicate the area(s) of your abstract by selecting five (or more) topic areas. Keywords to consider include the following:

21st century student Experiential Learning Polytechnic Experience 
Alliance  Gender  Polytechnic Learning
Applied Research  Innovation  Polytechnic Teaching
Apprenticeships Integrated Research  Programmes
Collaboration Intercultural Competence Representation 
Communications International  Scientific 
Craft  Leadership Student-Centered 
Creativity  Learning Spaces  Instructional Design 
Curriculum  Organisational Design Sustainability 
Design Participation  Teamwork 
Diversity Pedagogy  Technology 
Earn-and-Learn  Planet  Trades
Engineering  Polytechnic University 
Environment     

 

For more information see this document.

Submission formats

Presentation formats

Timeline

Prices

Portals

Submission formats

You can submit your interest to contribute to PS2020 in any of the following formats:

  • Research Paper Abstract, Abstract length: max. 250 words. Presenting original research following the standard practices for engineering and technology education research.
  • Practice Paper Abstract, Abstract length: max. 250 words. Presenting proposals or ongoing projects and completed studies of practice in engineering and technology education.
  • Poster proposal: a shortened proposal of a research or practice abstract. The objective will be to present this as a poster at PS2020.
  • Workshop proposal: an engaging and interactive session with a sound theoretical foundation and an attractive translation to the practice of engineering and technology education. Workshop proposal length: max. 500 words.
  • Roundtable proposal: a proposal for an interactive session with the objective of sharing insights and exploring best practice on a possible topic. Roundtable proposal length: max 500 words

Presentation formats

PS2020 will have a number of different session formats.  This is intended to make each session interesting and relevant. We distinguish four session formats for research papers, practice papers, posters and workshops.  You can indicate your preference in the submission process.

  • Keynote Speakers: There will be a number of invited plenary keynote addresses by leaders in polytechnic education.
  • Oral presentation of paper in traditional style of 10-15 slides.
  • Poster presentation.  Please note that there will be a plenary session at the start of PS2020 in which each poster presenter will be given the opportunity to ‘pitch’ their poster to all delegates with the objective of ensuring that delegates will be aware of which posters are of particular interest to them.  This should enable useful and productive discussions.
  • Symposium format with short introductions by speakers followed by facilitated debate and discussion. The symposia are thematic and will connect a number of related papers in a Q&A discussion format. Based on the topic and approach of your paper you may be invited to a specific symposium.
  • Workshop / Hands-on activity. Workshops will be timed, likely for 60 minutes.

Based on the level of interactivity we are aiming for, we may propose a different format for your presentation.  Should this occur, we thank you in advance for your understanding.

Download this Call for Abstracts as PDF PS2020 Call for Abstracts - A4 or PS2020 Call for Abstracts - Letter

 

 

Timeline

Description Date
Abstract Submissions Open December 15, 2019
Abstract Submissions Close January 31, 2020
Acceptance Notice & Call for Full Papers February 15, 2020
Final Notice of Acceptance April 03, 2020
Polytechnic Summit 2020 Tecnological University Dublin June 3 - 5, 2020

 

Prices

General Admission - Early Bird us$300
General Admission us$400
Full-Time Student Admission us$50
TU Dublin Staff us$200
Sustainability Summer School Coaches us$200
Workshops us$30 each
Excursions us$30 each

Please note: As this event is being managed by Purdue Conference services, the payment system will ask for payment in US$.

Portals

For more questions, please contact UTEC International Office