Thank you for your interest in being part of the
IASD Speakers Bureau
WE SUGGEST YOU READ ALL SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS BELOW
AND PREPARE A DRAFT OF YOUR SUBMISSION
BEFORE YOU BEGIN COMPLETING THIS FORM.
The information you provide on this form will be made available to hosts of regional events. We encourage you to update your information as major changes in your personal date, availability, or presentation preferences change.
PROCEED AS FOLLOWS (read carefully)
1) PRINT OR FILE A COPY OF THIS FORM FOR REFERENCE. Because this is an online form which must be completed in its entirety and cannot be recalled for editing, we suggest you use a copy of this form for reference and prepare the main parts of your submission off-line. Print using the print icon on your browser; if that doesn't work, then select all and copy this form into a blank document for reference.
2) PREPARE THE TEXT INFORMATION OF YOUR SUBMISSION OFF-LINE using a word processor such as MS Word or a text editor so you can cut and paste the information into the online form. Text information includes the following:
- Presenter name(s)
- Session and presentation summaries
- Brief presenter biographies
- Abstracts (please follow format instructions below)
- Learning objectives and evaluation questions (please follow format instructions below).
Note that if you are proposing a multi-presenter session, you as submitter must organize all of the co-presenter materials (names, summaries, abstracts, etc.) into a single submission form. So contact your other presenters, gather their materials in accordance with the requirements of the form, and determine the order of presentation.
3) PREPARE YOUR ONE-PAGE VITAE OR RESUME AND SAVE IT AS A SEPARATE FILE on your computer before filling out the online form. If you are proposing a multi-presenter session, compile all of the presenter's Vita's/Resume's into a single file document. NOTE: The preferred format is MS Word (.doc), although we can accept text (.txt), rich text format (.rtf), or MS Works (.wps) files. Please do not send photo copies (.png, .jpg, etc.)
4) RETURN TO AND COMPLETE THIS ONLINE FORM:
a) Complete all applicable fields; those identified with an asterisk (*) are mandatory;
b) Cut and paste the summaries, bios and other information prepared off-line into this form;
c) Browse and attach the Vitae/Resume using the button at the end of this form.
5) REVIEW BEFORE SUBMITTING. We suggest you carefully review your completed submission prior to pressing the "SUBMIT" button, located at the very bottom of the form. Once you have submitted, you will not be able to retrieve the form for online review. If you later decide to make a change to your submission, you will have to resubmit the proposal in its entirety.
ABSTRACT FORMAT INSTRUCTIONS (read carefully)
The format of the abstract must be as follows. There is a 500 WORD LIMIT on all abstracts, so do a word count on your document before cutting and pasting it into the online field. ONE ABSTRACT PER PRESENTATION must be entered. Co-presenters of a shared presentation and co-authors should NOT enter additional abstracts.
(1) Title of presentation, workshop, or special session.
(2) Republishing of abstract - IASD reserves the right to edit and reproduce abstracts on the IASD website or other publications, including the International Journal of Dream Research, unless you state clearly, "Not to be published" after the title.
(3) Presenter(s) and co-authors listed (with credentials - PhD, etc.) with primary presenter listed first.
(4) A detailed description of the presentation as it is to appear on the conference website. Please do not include charts and graphs. Note the NECESSARY INFORMATION required below for workshops and morning dream groups.
(5) Audience: in the summary of the abstract, indicate:
(a) The target level of the audience, using these words: Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced, For all audiences
(b) The aim of your presentation as it applies to this audience, adapting the following words as they apply:
- Increasing personal self-awareness and emotional growth of attendees,
- Increasing attendees' knowledge about dream research and theories,
- Training licensed mental health and professionals and graduate students about using dreams in clinical practice, or
- Increasing spiritual or psychic awareness.
Necessary Information for Workshops and Morning Dream Groups. Abstracts for Workshops and Morning Dream Group proposals should contain the following additional information:
(1) All Specific Methods or Techniques to be utilized during the workshop or group meeting, such as Ullman's dream group approach or Gestalt Therapy dialogues. Note whether any dream interpretation will be performed and who will be presented as the authority on the meaning of that interpretation.
(2) All Activities in which attendees will be encouraged to participate, such as using expressive arts techniques like mandala drawing or dance, role play or acting out the dream, breaking into dyads for discussion, group discussions, etc., and
(3) The approximate Time Planned for didactic presentation, group discussion, and workshop techniques. (Didactic content should be described in the presentation summary section of the proposal.)
LEARNING OBJECTIVES AND EVALUATION QUESTIONS (read carefully)
Each PRESENTATION submission - not just those for CE - must include learning objectives and evaluation questions.
Artistic special events or presentations of a purely entertainment nature are exempt (place n/a in the field).
Learning objectives and evaluation questions will be used to
(a) evaluate your proposal for content, and
(b) give attendees a basis for evaluating your presentation based on how well you achieved the learning objectives during the presentation.
You MUST complete THREE (3) Learning Objectives and THREE (3) Evaluation Questions for EACH PRESENTATION in your submission. Any submission with fewer than three will be declined. (Limit of 25 words for each learning objective or evaluation question or 150 total for the six items.)
Please specify three observable and measurable learning objectives, or learning outcomes that clearly describe what the learner will know or be able to do as a result of having attended your presentation. Crucial characteristics of learning objectives:
(1) The learning objectives MUST match the content of your proposal as described in your title, course description, and abstract.
(2) Learning objectives must use active verbs that indicate what will be taught, demonstrated or experienced during your presentation.
Verbs to consider: identify, summarize, list, describe, differentiate, explain, demonstrate, utilize, analyze, design, select, create, plan, assess, compare, critique.
Verbs to avoid: know, understand, learn, appreciate, become aware of, become familiar with.
Here are some examples of well-written learning objectives using active verbs:
Participants who attend this presentation will be able to:
1. List three attributes of posttraumatic nightmares.
2. Compare and contrast the characteristics of night terrors versus nightmares.
3. Describe three clinical techniques to use with trauma survivors suffering from disturbing nightmares.
Next, please provide three evaluation questions which participants should be able to answer after attending your presentation. These learning assessments should be written in a manner that determines whether participants learned what you planned to teach them. These questions should be based on the stated learning objectives and should be consistent with the content of your proposal as described in your title, course description, and abstract. If at all possible, try to match your evaluation questions with the three learning objectives so that attendees can demonstrate their knowledge of the stated learning objectives.
Here are examples of well-written evaluation questions that are keyed to the learning objectives stated in the example above:
1. Can you name three key attributes of posttraumatic nightmares?
2. Are you able to mention two characteristics that differentiate night terrors from nightmares?
3. Can you describe two techniques that have been shown to be effective with trauma survivors suffering from disturbing nightmares?