LIVED EXPERIENCE

Personal Experience Presentation Proposals

Lived Experience Presentations

We know that the real-life experiences of people with Down’s syndrome and their families gives them a unique perspective. We also know that one family’s experiences or achievements can inspire and encourage the next family to do, or expect something different.

If you have Down’s syndrome, or you have a relative that does and they or you have a story, experience or achievement to share, then we encourage you to submit a Lived Experience Presentation proposal.

 

Submit your Lived Experience Presentation Proposal
Talks will be allocated a 30 minute slot in the programme; 20 minutes presentation plus 10 minutes for questions.*

Please fill in and submit the form below to put forward your proposal to present a Lived Experience Talk at WDSC 2018.

The closing date for submissions is 12 January 2018 at 23:59.

After we have reviewed all submissions, we will let the successful proposers know by 16 February 2018.

All presenters are expected to register as delegates and pay the appropriate rate. Registration is now open and Early Bird rates expire on 31st March 2018.

* Timings are subject to the quantity of abstracts selected for presentation and therefore may change.

 

Important Dates:
Deadline to submit: 12 January 2018 at 23:59.

Notification following review: 16 February 2018

Deadline to register: 31st March 2018

 

Submission Process
The proposal submission process for WDSC 2018 will be through an online submission form

The presenter is requested to submit the proposal. The submission must be made in full. If you need to edit your submission please contact us, please do not submit the same submission twice. If you are submitting more than one submission, please complete a new form. For all queries please contact info@wdsc2018.co.uk

 

Submission Guidelines:
Presentations will be allocated a 30-minute slot in the programme; 20 minutes presentation with 10 minutes for questions. (Timings are subject to the quantity of proposals selected for presentation and therefore may change).

All presenters are expected to register as delegates and pay the appropriate rate.  Registration is now open and Early Bird rates expire on 31st March 2018.

IMPORTANT:

  • It is ESSENTIAL that you read the instructions below before you submit.
  • The presenter must submit the proposal and is required to be the corresponding contact for the proposal
  • Proposals must be submitted in English

 

Registration of accepted presentations
You do not need to register for the Conference prior to submitting a proposal however following acceptance into the programme you must register by 31 March 2018.

If you have an accepted proposal you are entitled to get the early bird registration rate up until the 31st March 2018. You will be provided with a link to register at this rate in your acceptance email. If you have any queries please contact info@wdsc2018.co.uk. After this date any registrations made by you will be at the prevailing conference registration fee at time of registration/payment.

Please adhere to the guidelines when preparing your proposal for WDSC 2018. Proposals which have not provided all the information requested will not be reviewed.

 

How to submit a proposal
The presenter will be the contact person for the proposal and must submit the proposal. The submission must be made in full. If you need to edit your submission please contact us, please do not submit the same submission twice. If you are submitting more than one submission, please complete a new form. For all queries please contact info@wdsc2018.co.uk

Upon successful submission of the proposal a confirmation email will be sent to the presenter.

If you have not received a confirmation email, please contact  info@wdsc2018.co.uk.

A person may be associated with an unlimited number of proposals

 

Submission Process:
The online proposal form is a simple step by step form that asks you to input the following details:

  • Are you:
    • A person with Down’s syndrome, a parent, an unpaid carer, a sibling, other relative (please specify), other (please specify)
  • What is your proposed presentation/talk about (Describe in no more than 300 words)
  • Title of your presentation
  • What are the key points you expect attendees at your proposed presentation to take away with them?
  • We would like to know if you expect a minimum or maximum number of attendees at your presentation so that we can allocate you to an appropriate size room. If you do, please tell us the minimum and the maximum number.
  • If you have co-sumbitters list their names.

 

Available Audio Visual Technology
Each room comes complete with a screen, data projector, laptop with sound, built in CD player and memory stick slot; there will also be a lectern with a built-in microphone. In larger suites, there will also be a top table with microphones, plus a roving microphone. Wi-Fi will be available in all rooms. Technical support will be provided by the venue.

Notification of Acceptance

Notification will be sent to the presenter/contact person on 16 February 2018.

When notified of acceptance, the presenter is required to accept their offer by registering for the Conference by 31 March 2018. Failure to do so may result in the rejection of their proposal from the programme.

Terms and Conditions:
  • The proposal submitted adheres to the proposal guidelines outlines above.
  • If the proposal is accepted, the text of the proposal along with the names and affiliations, powerpoint presentations and/or additional documents as requested will be published on the conference website, programme, book of proceedings, and publications of Down Syndrome International and Down’s Syndrome Scotland and/or organisations affiliated to them, that this will not raise any copyright issues.
  • This proposal has only been submitted once for WDSC 2018.
  • A submission as a particular presentation type may be changed to a different type following review in order to be accepted and included in the programme.
  • Presenters may be recorded for live streaming into another room in the venue (if required). A recording of the presentation and a copy of the slides may be published online after the conference. Please contact info@wdsc2018.co.uk if you have any concerns regarding this.
  • It is the responsibility of the Presenting Author to submit the proposal. They are the main contact whose responsibility it is to communicate with other co-authors and ensure that they register to be included in the programme.
  • Accepted authors must register by 31 March 2018 to confirm acceptance of their offer in the programme. If accepted authors are not registered by this date, they may be removed from the programme.
  • The proposal submitted is in English.
  • The Presenting Author is available to present at the conference on 25 – 27 July 2018

 

If you have any queries regarding the above, please contact the WDSC 2018 Programme Team info@wdsc2018.co.uk

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