2019 SALT CONFERENCE What does learning and teaching look like through a future lens? #SUSALT19

SALT Annual Learning and Teaching Conference

The 11th Annual SALT Learning and Teaching Conference (#SUSALT19) will take place on Wednesday the 17th July 2019 at the Great Hall, Bay Campus. The conference gives colleagues the opportunity to come together as a community to share ideas and good practices. You may have an example of a pedagogic research project, feedback from new or new learning interventions in teaching and learning. If you feel it will benefit both staff and students across the organization, consider sharing your thoughts, ideas and exercises

Delegate Tickets will be available via Eventbrite in due course.


Conference Theme

What does learning and teaching look like through a future lens ?

As we look forward to the Centenary celebrations in 2020, this year, we invite you specifically to share your experiences in learning and teaching , asking you to focus your presentation with a future perspective. SALT is delighted to now invite proposals for this year's conference sessions to showcase excellent, effective practice in learning, teaching and assessment from across the University, through a future lens.

Swansea Academy of Learning and Teaching
At the conference we will seek to explore how our experience shapes the future , considering both the journey and the destination ~ Professor Jane Thomas, Director SALT

We would like you to consider what has worked, or hasn't, share strategies and interventions that you have employed, or that you intend to use, and above all demonstrate how your journey informs your teaching practice going forward. We particularly welcome collaborative submissions involving learners, that demonstrate the learner perspective and can impact on the experience of other learners at Swansea.


Submission Deadline

The deadline for submission of proposals is midnight on the 30th April 2019.

Please keep in mind that the proposal you submit now will, if accepted, be used for inclusion in the conference programme and is the primary way that participants will choose which sessions to attend.

session formats

Session Formats

We are inviting proposals for Pecha Kucha, Standard Presentations, Posters and Workshop Formats. Proposals should be submitted using the online google form for one of the following session types

  • Pecha Kucha (6 minutes and 40 seconds)
  • Standard Presentations (20 Minutes)
  • Workshop (60 Minutes)
  • Poster (PDF and Paper Required)

Your proposal needs to show how your session fits with the Conference Theme and must address the selection criteria that will be used by the review panel. Session outlines should be detailed enough for delegates to have an idea of what to expect when attending your session. Workshops must be of an interactive, innovative and creative format e.g. Hacking, Making, Sharing, Gaming etc

Please Note : Further Guidance for Presentation Formats including Pecha Kucha and Poster Submissions will be issued via the website in due course

Selection Criteria

All proposals should clearly address the main conference theme. Proposals will be selected against the following criteria and there will be particular emphasis on how innovative and interactive your session will be :

  • Do the title and abstract clearly describe the session?
  • Does the session clearly align with the conference theme ?
  • Will the session be of interest to the conference audience ?
  • Is the content innovative and engaging ?
  • Are the session outcomes clearly stated ?
  • Will the session positively contribute to learning and teaching at the University?
  • Are the format and session type appropriate to the topic of the presentation?
  • Does the proposal share research data or learning, teaching and assessment practice during the session?
  • Does the proposal include all 5 of the following elements: innovation, replicability, impact, evidence and scope?

Guidelines for Abstract Submissions

Your abstract must be submitted online by the 30th April 2019. If your abstract is accepted by the review panel, your abstract will be used for publication in the online conference programme. You will be notified by the beginning of June of the outcome

What to include in your Abstract

  • Title, aims and objectives of your proposed session and how this links to the conference theme
  • Session format
  • Lead author and details of any other contributors.
  • Your abstract must be no longer than 500 words maximum. ( All formats require a maximum of 500 words)
  • For an example of successful abstracts that have been accepted previously please see last year’s conference website here.

Session Outline

You will also be asked to provide a detailed Session Outline (an outline of the session including how it will be run, a breakdown of any interactive activities and how you will engage participants). This is not counted within the word count for the abstract. Please also indicate up to three key messages or outcomes that delegates will take from your session (again this is not included in the word count).


Please provide up to three keywords, separated by commas, which help to define the session content for use on the conference website and in the programme. (This is not included in the word count).

Please note

The lead author will receive communication from the Conference Organiser. You can add additional contributors to your proposal and you can be named on another proposal as contributor but scheduling may not facilitate opportunities for you to actively present on more than one slot due to timetable clashes. You should not submit proposals that have been published, presented or submitted elsewhere.


Submit your Proposal

Abstract proposals should be submitted by the 30 April 2019 using the online form available via the button below

Further Information

Please visit the Conference Website for further details

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