Symposia. A 60-minute session including 3 or more participants. The format can be a cluster of three or more presentations, a moderated conversation, or an interactive poster session—be creative! These sessions can include prior CLS presentation types such as Well Played, Hall of Failure, or Spotlights, as well as new genres. We encourage organizers to include audience engagement and interaction.
Submissions should include a description of the topic, format, and any individual presentations within the symposium. Please submit a detailed symposium description (2 pages max) for reviewers, and a 250 word abstract for the online schedule.
Workshops. A 60-minute interactive session where organizers engage participants in a hands-on learning activity or the framing and analysis of a problem or concept. Workshops are highly participatory. Make things, build things, test things—the sky’s the limit! Workshops must be tailored to work in an interactive online format.
Please submit a detailed workshop description (2 pages max) for reviewers, and a 250 word abstract for the online.
Experimental and Social Sessions. We encourage submissions for sessions that are tailored to engagement in our online, month-long format. These proposals do not need to fit the one-hour format, and could include social games, online networking opportunities, alternate reality games, or affinity group meet ups. Some examples are:
- Experiential workshop for an online learning activity, where participants can be both teachers or learners
- A book group or film screening with discussion
- Working sessions to share past experience and consider new projects
- Fun social formats like Among Us games or Minecraft build challenges
- Playtesting or sharing prototypes of work in progress
We encourage you to consider equity, racial justice, inclusion, and accessibility in your submissions. We also welcome submissions that focus on online and blended learning given our virtual format. As always, CLS is committed to centering conversations around voices and perspectives that are minoritized in other technology and education forums. The online format also offers us a unique opportunity to expand accessibility to those who may not have been able to attend our in person conference. We understand that some formats may require specialized technology, and encourage submissions that push the envelope on technology innovation. At the same time, we urge you to consider ways to structure your sessions to be as inclusive and accessible as possible.