Beyond Academia Track Submission Form
Welcome to the submission form for the Beyond Academia track at Participatory Design Conference (PDC) 2020 in Manizales, Colombia. For more information see:

The Beyond Academia track invites contributions from practitioners active in community, commercial, government, and not-for-profit spaces who are exploring participatory frameworks in their work.

The invitation to submit is open to anyone grappling with the potential and the challenges of participation in any of the conference anchor areas. For more information about this years theme see:

Attending PDC offers the opportunity to connect with an international community of participatory design researchers and practitioners exploring the emergent challenges and struggles of participation and power in a range of different settings.

You can submit via text only using this form or provide a link to a 2 minute video submission also using this form. All submissions must be in English. At this stage we anticipate that all presentations will also be in English, if you prefer to present in Spanish or Portuguese you can indicate this below and if we can support this we will let you know, but please be prepared to present in English.

The deadline for submissions is December 1 2019.

1st December 2019 — Submission deadline (online form)
15th February - Notifications of acceptance will be sent
15th March Accepted submissions provide finalised 2 paged description or summary*

The final programme will be determined by the Beyond Academia co-chairs. If you have any questions about the conference or how to submit, please get in touch and we can work with you to support your submission.

We will be in touch with who have submitted by February 15th 2020 to confirm whether we are able to include your submission in the programme. We may also contact you with further questions about your submission and to work with you about the final format.

*Accepted submissions will need to provide a 2 page finalised summary using a specified format template that can be included in Volume 3 of the proceedings.

Please note due to the way the conference is funded (aligned to academic funding models) all those attending must pay the conference registration even if they are presenting. Final fees information will be available here in December : It is anticipated that registration fee for an individual will be approx US$300-400 (to be confirmed).

Email address *
Submission Title: *
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Name and affiliation of presenters/authors *
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Short Description *
Please provide a 100 word description of your session - what you would like to present or share at the conference
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Presentation Format *
Final presentation formats offered will depend on the overall submissions and we will work with the confirmed submissions to shape the final format. Please indicate your preferred format.
Session Description or Video *
Please provide a more detailed description of your submission below via text (500 words max) OR as a 2 minute video submission. Tell us, for example the project intent, what happened, who was involved and the key outcomes, or the key messages/topics you will cover. If you are submitting by video please paste the link to the video below.
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Link to conference theme *
Please describe how the project or submission relates to the conference themes.
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Learning or challenges for the future: *
What are the 2-3 key learnings, challenges, or provocations that you want to share as a result of this work. This may be a summarised bullet point list of what has been covered in the longer description. Identifying these specific messages helps us to understand the core intent of the presentation.
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Other information
Any other information you want to share about your presentation:
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Any specialist resources that would be required to support your presentation/submission:
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Presentation Language Preference
Please note your preferred presentation language if translation support becomes available. Please note - all submissions need to be prepared to present in English but we are looking into the possibility of translation support so we can have multi-lingual presentations.
What would you like to get out of the conference? *
Tell us a little bit about what you'd like to get out of being part of the conference
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Additional links
If you have examples of other presentations you have done that you can share please provide the links below.
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Presenters/Authors bios *
Tell us about you:Up to 300 word bios from presenters
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Key words *
Please list between 3-10 key words you would use to help categorize the areas of your submission, for example: indigenous knowledge, power, procurement, economics, open commons, solidarity, food systems, resistance, civic affairs, decolonization, collective research, social innovation, intercultural, community-led, youth, democracy, policy
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Domain/Sector *
What domains or sectors would is your submission related to? Domain of work: check box - (civic, government, commercial, not for profit, community)
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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