Call for papers – Have something unique you want to share with the TC community

Call for papers for the ATCA Conference 2013
1.    Symposium – 90 minutes (comprising 3-4 presentations)
2.    Individual papers – 25 minutes (inc question time)
3.    Workshops – 90 minutes, ½ and full day
4.    Project Snapshot – 14 minutes (inc question time)
5.    Alternative Presentation
6.    Posters

Conference themes:
–    New TC Models
–    Co- morbidity
–    Pathways to treatment for diverse clients: multicultural concerns.
–    Families and Children:  family involvement in treatment, interventions for children affected by parental drug use and associated issues.
–    Cultural Security and Best Practice: First Australians, Mãori and Pasifika peoples.
–    Corrective services and coerced clients: working collaboratively with our partners in the justice system.
1.    Symposium – 90 minutes
Symposia allow a group of people to present papers on a theme, and are especially suitable for state-of-the-art, cutting edge developments that inform delegates. They are interesting, in-depth, and thought- provoking on a special area of importance. The individual papers need to be carefully integrated so that registrants leave with an understanding of the fundamental purpose of the symposium.  A symposium can contain 3-4 individual papers linked thematically around a topic. The symposium convener, who will also chair the session, should make a single submission on behalf of the presenting authors.
Required Information
Presenters will be required to submit the following information for a Symposium:
a)    An overarching abstract of a maximum of 200 words, including:
•    a descriptive title
•    theme of the symposium
•    how the presentations are linked or follow on from each other (eg. research, TC practice, innovative program)
•    biographies of each presenter (inc chair), maximum 100 words
b)    Proposed symposia topics should pay attention to the theme of the conference, Building Communities and preferably should not repeat presentations from past ATCA Conferences, unless the presentation provides information of the further development or implementation of a program/intervention/project previously presented.
c)    An abstract for each paper to be presented in the symposium up to a maximum of 250 words including:
•    name and affiliation of presenter
•    title of the presentation
•    outline of program/intervention/project
•    benefits to participants involved

2.    Individual Papers – 25 minutes inc question time
Individual oral presentations take place in chaired sessions and comprise 20 minutes presentation and 5 minutes for Q&A.  Please provide an abstract up to a maximum of 250 words including the following:
•    conference theme under which you wish to present
•    name and affiliation of presenter
•    title of the presentation
•    outline of program/intervention/project
•    benefits to participants involved
•    biography of presenter, maximum 100 words

3.    Workshop
Workshops encourage the interactive transfer of skills and practical solutions to common problems or specific themes. These sessions can be 90 minutes, ½ day or full day in length.   Please provide the following information:
•    conference theme
•    abstract of a maximum of 250 words, providing a summary of the aims and scope of the workshop.
•    workshop presenter’s background and experience
•    purpose and importance of the workshop – including intended audience/participants either introductory, intermediate or advanced?
•    length of workshop – 90 minutes, ½ day  or full day
•    numbers able to attend including desired numbers and maximum numbers you would like in your workshop?
•    requirements (eg. room set up, location etc) and participant materials (either to be provided or to be brought to the workshop)
•    participatory learning – outline of participants practical involvement
•    biography of presenter(s), maximum 100 words per presenter

4.    Project Snapshot
Each project snapshot will be allocated 10 minute oral presentation time with the use of audio-visual equipment if desired and four minutes of questions. Please provide an abstract up to a maximum of 250 words including the following:
•    conference theme under which you wish to present
•    name and affiliation of presenter
•    title of the presentation
•    outline of program/intervention/project
•    biography of presenter, maximum 100 words

5.    Alternative Presentation
These include, though are not limited to, yarning circles, film (educational, fictional, teaching etc), artwork (including artwork from residents and other program clients).  Please provide an abstract of a maximum of 250 words outlining:
•    conference theme under which you wish to present
•    name and affiliation of presenter
•    title of the presentation
•    audience and participation (eg., interactive requiring audience participation and sharing, activity level)
•    time requirement
•    biography of presenter, maximum 100 words

6.    Poster display
Poster presentations are visual displays used to communicate a message (ie., research findings, program highlights, etc).  These may be presented as a visual poster or a short power point presentation on individual laptops.
The conference program will allow poster presenters maximum coverage through dedicated poster sessions during which time presenters are required to stand by their posters or laptop to present short powerpoint presentation. This provides an intimate forum for the exchange of information by allowing more personal discussion between presenter and audience.

Key dates
Opening of call for papers Wednesday, 24 April 2013
Close of call for papers  Friday, 28 June 2013
 Review of papers by organising committee  Monday, 1 July to Friday, 12 July 2013
 Notification to all submitters if successful/ unsuccessful  Monday, 15 July
 Final program launched  Friday, 19 July 2013


How to submit
You have been provided an online link below for uploading of files for the call for papers. Click here
Please note the following:
•    Abstracts should be submitted in Microsoft Word Format only.
•    An abstract form is required to be completed before uploading the file.
•    Abstract submission document must have the same name as the presentation topic.
•    Maximum of 250 words.
•    Biographies maximum of 100 words
•    Terms and conditions to be accepted, please see below

Terms and conditions
•    Abstracts submitted will be published as submitted
•    All presenters are expected to pay for their travel, transfers, accommodation and registration fee to the conference.
•    All communication will be made directly to the key contact for each paper.
•    Abstracts submitted with your application must be able to demonstrate the practical application of evidence available
•    Innovative programs should be supported by evaluation evidence. This evidence may range from impact evaluation and action research, to independent research.
•    You will be emailed within 48 hours of receiving the abstract that it has been received. Please refer to key dates for notification to all submitters if successful or unsuccessful