Call for Papers

Call for Papers has now closed.

Presentation Formats

  • Symposium 90 mins with 3 or 4 papers and a discussant
  • Paper - 25 minutes ( includes 5 minutes for questions/responses)
  • Round table - (15 mins, at a table with 3 other presenters)
  • Workshop/master class (60 mins or 90 mins)


Abstracts should address one of the key themes of the conference:

  • Health education policy, curriculum and pedagogy
  • Sexuality, gender and education
  • Food, nutrition and education
  • Alcohol, drugs and education
  • Health, education and the body
  • Health and schooling
  • Children, youth and family health
  • Mental health, well-being and education
  • Health education teacher education
  • Digital cultures and education

General Submission Details

  • There are two separate submission forms: 1 for symposium; and 1 for paper, round table, workshop/masterclass submissions.
  • The language of the Symposium is English. 
  • All abstracts will be single blind reviewed by 2 members of the organising committee.
  • Submissions now close on Wednesday 15 November 2017, 23:59 New Zealand Standard Time.
  • Each author will also be asked to confirm their type: Presenting author, non-presenting author, chair or discussant.

Paper, round table and workshop/masterclass submissions

  • 20 word maximum presentation title.
  • 300 word maximum abstract including references.

Symposium Submissions

  • One person is to submit the symposium on behalf of all presenters.
  • The symposium must have either 3 or 4 papers.
  • Each symposia must have a chair and a discussant.
  • 20 word maximum per presentation title.  Please ensure sentence caps only.
  • 350 word maximum per abstract including references.

Submission of Proposals

Submission of proposals must be completed via the online submission form/s.

Evaluation of Proposals

Proposals for individual papers, posters, and symposia will be evaluated by the CHESS 2018 Organising Committee in terms of:

  • Appropriateness and significance of the topic to the conference
  • Clarity/coherence of the abstract and arguments
  • All abstracts will be double reviewed.

Conditions of Submissions

  • Presenters must register and pay to attend CHESS 2018 in order for their presentations to be confirmed in the programme.
  • Presenters are required to organise their own travel, accommodation arrangements and visa entry.  The CHESS 2018 Conference Organisers have secured accommodation at the Copthorne Hotel (the conference venue).  Details will be confirmed in August.

Important Dates

  • The deadline for abstract submission is Wednesday 15 November 2017.
  • Notification of Acceptance will be no later than 8 December 2017.

Presentation Format Details

Paper (25 mins)

A presentation which may be supported with visual material and handouts. Paper presentations will be allocated 25 minutes including 5 minutes for questions and answers. We welcome a range of paper styles including theoretical, empirical, and creative presentations (narrative, poetic, visual etc)

Symposium (90 mins: 3-4 papers + discussant )

Symposia provide an opportunity for several presenters with a related theme or topic to present together in a supportive environment. Symposium organisers may divide the time slot they are allotted as they choose but time should be allocated for opening and closing remarks, presentations, and audience interaction. It is the responsibility of the symposium chair to organise their group and to submit their symposium on behalf of all their contributors.

Round table (15 mins including discussion)

Round table presentations are less formal discussions of individual papers with 3-4 other presenters, and delegates. They are useful for work that is in progress or for presenters preferring a shorter or more relaxed format. Presenters will have 10 mins each to discuss their paper in turn. Extra time will be allocated for general discussion.

Workshop or master class (60 mins or 90 mins)

This format provides an opportunity for presenters to employ a workshop/interactive approach to their presentation. This format will be designed to engage participants in discussion and interaction around the topic.