IACEP 2021 International Conference

IACEP 2021 International Conference (En français)

Conference has been postponed until 2021

HEC Montréal
Montréal, Canada



Read the Instructions (below and linked here in pdf)

See Also:
Conference Registration Cost
Hotel Accommodations

Post-Conference Workshop (in English only) with

Dr. David Tzuriel
Dates: July 23, 24, 2020
For more info click here

Post-Conference Workshop (in French) with

Dr. Nathalie Myara
Dates: July 23, 24, 2020
For more info click here

Instructions for Completion of Call for Proposals Submission Form Submission

Period: TBD

We welcome your submissions to present at IACEP 2020 in Montreal. Proposal abstracts may be submitted either in English or French. Below you will find General Regulations and Criteria followed by Instructions to Complete the Submission Form.

General Regulations

  • The eligibility and evaluation criteria are the same for all types of presentations;
  • Please note that the decisions of the Scientific Committee are final;
  • By submitting a proposal, the author of a paper, symposium, poster or mini-workshop accepts the program of the scientific committee. Thus, the choice of theme in your proposal is very important;
  • Abstracts of papers will be published on the IACEP website. It is therefore recommended to take special care in writing your summary.

Eligibility criteria

  • Proposals should be submitted using the online e-form. Please note that proposals sent by email or post will not be forwarded to the Scientific Committee.
  • A individual may only submit up to two proposals for papers as the first author.
  • Students may only submit one proposal as first author.

Evaluation criteria

  • The evaluation of the proposals by the Scientific Committee will be based on review of the title and summary of the paper (200 words maximum for the abstract), which should be consistent the following criteria:
  •  Clarity of the problem and the objectives of the communication;
  •  Clarity of the methodology, if applicable;
  •  Presence of a finding or research findings;
  • Quality of the written language;
  • A clear demonstration of the contribution of communication to the advancement of knowledge;
  • In some cases, the scientific committee might propose to an author to modify the type of communication submitted; from an oral communication to a short communication or a poster communication.

Proposals that do not meet these criteria will not be submitted for evaluation to the Scientific Committee.

Instructions to Complete the Submission Form.

When you open the form for submission of proposals, you will have several selections to make. Once complete, please submit.

ENTER Identifying information

First Presenter’s Name, position, institution, email and status of IACEP membership. If appropriate, select the option for additional presenters and complete

SELECT Type of Presentation: Paper, Symposium, Mini-Skills Workshop or Poster


Papers will be 20 minutes in length. Short papers will be combined with similar presentations. Abstracts of 300 words or fewer should briefly describe the context or purpose of the paper and will specify learning objectives.


Symposia (90 minutes) may a group of scholars or researchers presenting on the same general topic, but with unique perspectives. Abstracts should include a brief description of each presenter’s sub-topic and be a total of no more than 300 words.


Workshop will be a 90 minute format. Workshops must have a hands-on component in which participants gain specific skills or practice and fall within the context of one of the conference themes. Thus, abstracts of no more than 350 words submitted for workshops will specify the context of the workshop, and learning objectives including the skills to be gained by participants.


Abstracts of no more than 300 words should will briefly describe the context or purpose of the poster and specify learning objectives. For presentation purposes, the dimensions of the poster must not exceed 60 cm x 120 cm (2ft x 4ft) in portrait format or 120cm x 60cm (4ft x 2ft) in landscape format.

SELECT Time Allocated to Presentation

Paper presentations and Min-Skills Workshops provide options for preference for amount of time needed to present. Be sure to select your preferred time option. Both symposia and posters have fixed time allocations.

SELECT Theme Appropriate to Your Presentation

The overall conference theme is Cognition, Innovations in Technology, and inclusion Education: Moving Beyond Boundaries. Cognition, innovation and technology play a central role in the 21st century learner’s academic journey, where cognitive and metacognitive strategies along with
technological resources support their educational success and social participation on a daily basis. In an era of inclusive education, these three components create new opportunities for understanding a learner’s needs and help them succeed. However, they also pose conceptual and practical challenges. This is especially urgent as learner populations are increasingly diverse and represent an ever-growing range of abilities and needs. We welcome papers, symposia miniskills workshops and posters addressing the following themes:


Today’s rapidly changing world presents personal and societal challenges. We address these challenges by finding new ways of thinking and innovative solutions to a variety of problems. The importance of fostering and using creativity and innovation is central. Education that promotes creative thinking is fundamental for progress, especially in supporting the development of insightful innovators, who are able to seek new solutions to problems and transform their ideas into products, programs, services, and effective social innovations.


Cognitive psychology is the study of mental processes such as attention, language, memory, perception, reasoning, problem solving, analytical, practical and creative thinking. Much of the work derived from cognitive psychology has been integrated into various disciplines, including education. Some of the most interesting and meaningful research spans the boundaries of these disciplines into various learning outcomes.


Developing cross-curricular competencies is a basic component of the Québec Education Program because it plays a determining role in developing thinking. These cross-curricular competencies (which include cognitive, methodological, social and communication skills) are essential tools that help students adapt to various situations and continue learning throughout their lives. They are developed in and out of school through elementary and secondary education, college and beyond, and are applied in every discipline.


Advances in both cognitive psychology and technology support teaching, assessing, and learning in the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is quickly progressing and affecting learning and teaching in many ways. In an ecosystemic approach, technology and cognition can function either as the end goal or as the means to reach a goal.


Inclusive education (IE) derives from appropriate assessment and intervention; it usually requires changes in how we teach and intervene. It relies on authentic and dynamic assessment
practices, active or mediated learning, diversified curriculum and multi-level instructional approaches. Above all it is based on increased attention to student needs and individualization. IE changes the context of special education and relies on the development and implementation of creative IEPs.


The environment in which we function includes physical, concrete and abstract elements, animate or inanimate objects, and many more. However, for some learners, including cognitively challenged learners, some of these objects or elements are inaccessible due to cognitive barriers prevailing in one’s environment or within the given task. Cognitive accessibility is about making critical tasks or skills cognitively accessible for everyone with the goal of developing autonomous behavior and social participation.

ENTER Title of Your Presentation

Titles should be no more than 8 words in length and should describe the content.

ENTER Your Abstract

Abstracts must not exceed word counts above. All abstracts will briefly describe the context or purpose of the presentation and will specify learning objectives. For symposia proposals, abstracts should also indicate the specific areas that will be presented. For mini-skills workshops, abstracts will specify the context of the workshop, learning objectives, as well as the skills to be gained by participants.

ENTER Key Words

Select and enter three key words that describe the content of your proposal.

AGREEMENT to register if accepted

Please indicate your agreement to register if your proposal is accepted.


When all information has been completed, select the SUBMIT button at the bottom.