Submission Guidelines

We invite all Honours, Masters and Doctoral students within the Creative Industries and related disciplines to submit a proposal for IGNITE13!. Proposals may address any aspect of your research, including but not limited to: literature review, methodologies, research findings, creative work, industry and social impacts, and future recommendations.

Submissions are encouraged to address the conference theme “Illuminating Futures”, however this is not mandatory and submissions outside this theme will still be considered.

Proposals are due for submission by FRIDAY 9nd AUGUST 2013.

Submitted proposals should be no more than 300 words. In addition to this, they must include the title of your paper, exhibition or performance and a short biography of no more than 100 words.

Please send all proposals to ignite@qut.edu.au and include your contact details in the body of the email.

Templates for proposal format for each type of session are available from the conference website www.igniteci.org. Please use these templates when submitting.

TYPES OF SESSIONS

IGNITE13! welcomes interdisciplinary research from other areas at QUT, as well as research from the Creative Industries Faculty including (but not limited to):

  • Architecture and Landscape Architecture
  • Fashion
  • Interactive & Visual Design
  • Industrial Design, Interior Design, and Urban Design
  • Creative Writing & Literary Studies
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Film, TV, New Media & Animation
  • Journalism, Media & Communication
  • Music & Sound
  • Visual Art

Proposals should identify which type of session they would like to be involved in at the conference, and use the appropriate proposal format template when submitting.

Papers

  • Submit a proposal in the form of a 300 word abstract based on your research.
  • You must include the title of your paper and a short biography of no more than 100 words.
  • Present the proposed research paper at the conference.
  • Presentations will be 15 minutes in length and will allow additional time for audience questions and feedback.
  • Both academic and performative papers are welcome.
  • You do not need to provide a full paper for the conference, however if you want to be eligible for academic mentoring or the award for ‘best paper’ (and the accompanying prize) you must submit a completed paper by Monday 23rd September 2013. Full papers have a word limit of 2500-4000 words.
  • Download the template for paper proposals here.

Exhibitions and Performances

  • Submit a 300 word proposal for an exhibition or performance based on your creative work.
  • You must include the title of your work and a short biography of no more than 100 words.
  • Your proposal must include a description of your work in the form of an abstract, as well as space, technical, and AV requirements.
  • Exhibitions, performances and other creative submissions are recommended for those who currently focusing on their creative practice.
  • Showcasing your proposed work is flexible, however it will need to be appropriate for the available space in the Creative Industries Precinct.
  • Download the template for exhibition and performance proposals here.

Posters

  • Submit a proposal in the form of a 300 word abstract based on your research.
  • You must include the title of your poster and a short biography of no more than 100 words.
  • Hang the finished poster in the designated area before the conference, and be available to talk to people informally about your poster during the designated poster session.
  • This format may suit those who are in the early stages of their research, or who are not currently developing a paper but are involved in a research project.
  • This format is also suitable for external students who will not be able to attend the conference but would still like to display their research.
  • Download the template for poster proposals here. A template of poster recommendations is also available.

Panels

  • Submit a 300 word proposal for a panel session based on an identifiable research theme or issue.
  • You should have 3-4 participants on the panel and must identify each topic to be covered by the individual panellists.
  • Each proposed panellist must include the title of their paper and a short biography of no more than 100 words.
  • Panel presentations must exceed no more than 40 minutes in total and will be allowed additional time for audience questions and discussion.
  • Both academic and performative panels are welcome.
  • This format may suit those who are working on collaborative projects, or share similar research interests that may be connected by a common theme or issue.
  • Download the template for panel proposals here.