Submit a session for the ASE Annual Conference 2020

The Association for Science Education Annual Conference
8-11 January 2020 at the University of Reading


All speakers will need to register as a delegate and pay the appropriate registration fee. ASE does offer speaker bursaries to cover the cost of registration for one day to people from schools/ colleges, not-for-profit organisations or self-funding. Please apply (within this form) to be considered for a bursary.

Please email if you have any queries.

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Propose a session for the ASE Annual Conference... Show off a great demonstration, trial a new lesson plan or host a workshop.

The ASE Annual Conference invites sessions from everyone engaged with science education. You can share a resource, present lesson idea, demonstrate inspiring practicals, offer an update on your research or explore any area of science teaching and learning. For the conference, we build up a programme of over 400 CPD sessions covering Early Years to A-level and teacher training. Proposals are welcome from both ASE members and non-members and from seasoned presenters or those new to sharing their practice.

Sessions can include:
- Share ideas and practical activities from your classroom.
- Showcase a new resource
- Provide updates on subject knowledge
- Present research approaches and findings
- Examine assessment
- Launch an initiative or new programme

Everyone is welcome to submit a session idea. If you have an interest in science education and have something to share, then we’d love to hear from you. 

If you would like to submit more than one session proposal, simply fill in this survey form for each session.

You will be given the opportunity to update your session details before the conference programme is published but please now include the title, outline and lead speaker/organisation so that your session can be reviewed by the ASE committees.

You will be sent the proposed date/time of your session(s) by 15 July 2019.

Download Proposal notes & Terms & Conditions.

Notes for your submission.

Deadline for proposal submissions – 31 May 2019

At this stage you only need to submit basic information: Session outline, target audience (primary/ secondary/ post-16), type of room needed and your preferred day or clashes to avoid. You will need to provide a session title and brief description by 22 July 2019.

Expenses & Delegate Fees
All speakers need to register as a delegate and pay the appropriate registration fee. ASE does offer a limited number of speaker bursaries to cover the cost of registration for one day; please apply to be considered for a bursary if you are from school/college, not-for-profit organisation or self-funding. To apply, please complete the relevant section of this form. Please note, if you book exhibition space at the ASE Annual Conference, then you will receive a certain number of delegate passes with that package.
We are unable to cover travel or other expenses for any speaker.

Delegate prices for the ASE Annual Conference 2020 - see chart below.

Type of session 
While you can change the details of your session after the deadline please state now the type of room you need for your session. There are limited labs available and there is high demand for seminar rooms so please do select lecture theatre if your session's presentation can be adapted to suit this format.

Audio-visual (AV) Equipment, Computers and Science Apparatus

You are asked to detail required audio-visual equipment when submitting your proposal. All session rooms are fitted with data projectors, PCs, speakers and internet.  You can either use the fixed PC with a USB stick for your presentation, or you can connect your laptop to the projector.

If you require any additional AV/ IT equipment, or need specific software loaded, or need lab equipment, please complete an Equipment Request Form by 11 October 2019.

We cannot guarantee to meet late requests made for laboratory apparatus. We will let you know if there are any costs associated with your request. We can supply glassware, etc, to classrooms / lecture theatres. 

Risk Assessment
The ASE Laboratory Safeguards Committee has produced the ASE Policy on Health and Safety at Conferences.  Proposers will have to declare that they have carried out risk assessments and tests for each session. Please complete the Risk Assessment form by 31 October 2019.

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