Call For Submissions

Submissions for the Convention are now closed.

The 11th World Convention of the International Confederation of Principals will be an excellent opportunity for school leaders, educators, academics and professionals in areas related to education to interact and share ideas and experiences with participants from both within as well as outside their own country and areas of specialization. The theme of the convention is “Inspiring Global Leadership”.

The ICP 2013  Committee invites the submission of abstracts on original work for consideration for a Workshop, Oral, or Poster in the Convention program.

ICP 2013 Presentation Formats

Workshop: A 60-90 minute session on a single topic, usually run by one presenter/facilitator. May contain an interactive/participative element.

Oral Presentation: A 15 minute oral presentation within a session on a specific theme/topic. Ideal for newer presenters, case study presentations, or presentations that don’t require a full hour. It allows for a variety of international viewpoints/perspectives and the opportunity for multiple speakers to present on the same topic.

Poster: A0-sized hard copy posters, which will be displayed in the exhibition hall. Depending on the number of submissions, posters could be displayed for a single day or for the duration of the whole Convention. This format of presentation is a way of sharing knowledge/experiences/information, when verbal explanation is not necessarily required! Excellent for people who would like to contribute to the Convention, but not speak.

Please click here to download the Proposal Template – Workshop.
Please click here to download the Abstract Template – Oral and Poster.




Submission Deadline Dates  

Deadline for receipt of submissions   5 November 2012 
Authors notified of acceptance          10 December 2012
Early Bird registration deadline          8 February 2013
Author registration deadline               20 March 2013

Workshop Submission Instructions

Please read through the submission instructions listed below before preparing your Workshop proposal:

Step 1: Download the the Workshop Proposal template.
Step 2: Complete the Workshop Proposal. Save as a .doc or .docx document to your computer.
Step 3: Click on the button below to complete the Submission Form. It will be necessary to attach/upload the .doc/x copy of your proposal.

Oral and Poster Abstract Submission Instructions

Please read through the submission instructions listed below before preparing your abstract:

Step 1: Read the General Policies and Requirements for the submission of abstracts.
Step 2: Write your abstract following the Abstract Format & Layout Guidelines.
Step 3: Download the appropriate Abstract Template and insert/add your abstract text. Save as a .doc or .docx document to your computer. Please note: Abstracts must not exceed the 250 word limit. The word limit relates only to the text of the abstract and does not include title, authors and institutions. A small number of graphs and tables may be included in the abstract, provided they add value to the content and remain within the bounds of the template.
Step 4: Click on the button below to complete the Submission Form. It will be necessary to attach/upload the .doc/x copy of your abstract.

General Policies and Requirements

By submitting, the authors consent for the abstract to be published in the Convention proceedings publication.
An abstract must contain sufficient information to reflect the content of the presentation. The text should not contain statements alluding to results or conclusions not presented within the text.
The presenting author will be required to register for the Convention in order to ensure their abstract(s) is included in the final program. Deadline for presenting author registration is 20 March 2013. 

All submissions must be completed electronically via the online submission form. If you are unable to submit in this manner, please contact the Convention Managers at or phone: +61 2 9265 0700 for further information.
All submissions must be prepared according to the guidelines provided. Submissions will be accepted and published only if submitted using the supplied template.
There is no limit to the number of submissions by an individual or organisation.

Abstract Format and Layout Guidelines

Abstracts must not exceed a 250 word limit. The word limit relates only to the text of the abstract and does not include title, authors or institutions.
The template will allow a title of up to 180 characters in length.
The abstract should state the problem being addressed, the purpose of the paper, basic procedures/methods, main findings and principle conclusions. If necessary, references should be minimally cited in the body of the abstract.

Abstracts must be free of typographical and grammatical errors.
Standard abbreviations may be used for common terms only. Otherwise, any abbreviation should be given in brackets after the first full use of the word. Abbreviations may be used in the title, provided the name in full is outlined in the body of the abstract.

You are requested to nominate your preference for Oral or a Poster presentation.

The abstract title should be short, informative and contain major key words. Font should be: Bold, Times New Roman, 14 Pt,Centred.

Abstract titles should be followed by authors’ first names and surnames (with the presenting author in bold) with superscript reference numbers for institution. Corresponding to these numbers, names of institutions should be referenced, including city, state and country (in this order).

See example below:

Rob Nairn1, Norm Fuller2, Andrew Pierpoint2
1Western Australian Secondary Schools Executives Association, WA, Australia
2Queensland Secondary Principals’ Association, QLD, Australia

Abstract text must be: Times New Roman, 12 point font size, single-spaced and left and right justified. Leave a line between sections but do not indent. Page layout should be: A4 (210 × 297 mm), 20 mm borders all round, paper title starts at 25 mm from top of page.

Evaluation Criteria and Review Process

Submissions will be independently reviewed and scored by several reviewers, using the following criteria:
1. Clarity of content and session outcomes
2. Demonstrates capacity to improve student achievement
3. Research effectively teamed with practical application
4. Relevance to leading issues with potential to attract the interest of educational leaders
5. Balance between cutting-edge issues and perennial concerns.

Reviewer scores and comments will be strongly considered when developing the Convention program and offering presentation slots.