The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand, Whitireia and WelTec are jointly hosting the 2021 ITP Symposium. This will now be an online event. The symposium theme is Resilience | Aumangea.
The aim of the symposium is to bring together staff from across the many ITPs, postgraduate students and our key industry stakeholders who are interested in research. The symposium organising committee are particularly interested in fostering research collaborations amongst attendees as we move towards becoming one entity under Te Pūkenga. The symposium welcomes contributions from academic staff and tutors, as well as postgraduate students from across the ITP sector who would like to present on their research work. We welcome abstract submissions under the following streams:
We have great keynote speakers lined up for this event.
There will be three main types of submission at this event. All submission must include an abstract with a word limit of 400-500 words. All research and poster abstracts must:
If including references, please use APA style formatting. Submission options are provided below:
Information Presentations - Information sharing presentation are for staff who wish to present on a specific topic relevant to their discipline areas but which doesn’t follow the formal research process (reviewing literature, collecting data, analysing data etc). A 10-minute presentation followed by 5 minutes of question and discussion time.
All submissions will be sent out to a qualified reviewer in your field. Applicants will be notified and invited to present if their submission is accepted. All submissions (presentations, posters, creative works) must relate to the theme and subthemes. Please note that given the number of submissions only high-quality submissions will be invited to participate. Please note that failing to answer questions on the submission form or adhere to the guidelines above may lead to your abstract being declined.
Papers of approximately 5000-6000 words (including references) can be submitted in support of any of the above presentation formats. Eligible submission will be double-blind peer-reviewed, and accepted papers will be published in a proceedings journal as a PBRF eligible output. Publication will likely be in late 2021 or early 2022.
First Call for Papers Open - 22 June 2021
Deadline for Submissions - 23 August 2021 (now closed)
Registration Open - 20 September 2021
Registration Ends - 31 October 2021
Research Symposium - 25-26 November 2021
This event is free for all staff attending from any one of the ITP across the country.
All postgraduate students currently studying in any one of the Te Pūkenga subsidiaries are welcome to make a submission and present free of charge.
If you are not a staff member from one of Te Pūkenga subsidiaries, but would like to attend, you are welcome to. As the symposium will now be held online, there will be no fees to attend this event.
If you have any questions regarding the ITP Symposium you can email us on ITPsymposium2021@openpolytechnic.ac.nz
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