Formats for contributions to the A+A Congress 2021

Half-day sessions with a variety of contribution formats will be held during the A+A Congress 2021. Half-day sessions can be submitted in their final intended form, and we particularly encourage you to do so. Proposals for contributions that are shorter or restricted to a certain format can also be submitted on the CfP form. Select „Other“ if your idea does not match any of the formats.

Should the number of contributions submitted exceed the available capacity, the advisory groups reserve the right to change the format of contributions.

 

Formats could be:

A half-day session lasting a total of 3 hours is divided into two blocks of 80 minutes each, separated by a break of 20 minutes. Breaks during all congress sessions will be held simultaneously. The content, including introduction, discussion and conclusion, is structured by the organizers themselves. Recommendations for the timing and organization of the contribution formats can be referred to for planning of the delivery.

Enter your detailed information on the content of the session and the news value of the topic and planned contributions in the comments field. Also state the session’s relevance to the intended target group. Information on requirements concerning the location (room dimensions, equipment, furniture, etc.) is also advantageous. If necessary, upload a file containing comprehensive information.

Talk or presentation on a topic in the form of a (keynote) lecture. This may also take the form of a reading, interview or fireside chat. Normally 20 minutes or 40 minutes including discussion, depending on the magnitude of the contribution. 1-2 persons. Individual contributions received are grouped by content for integration into a session.

Suitable for reporting new developments or providing an overview of a topic. The audience have only limited opportunity to ask questions or express opinions.

Balanced discussion of a topic, e.g. in the form of a panel or fishbowl discussion. Normally 40 minutes or 60 minutes. Maximum of 5 persons plus facilitator. The organizers are responsible for facilitation of the discussion and consolidation of the results. Please ensure a balance of genders in your planning.

Suitable for examining a social/political topic from a number of angles. Once the experts have expressed their opinions, as many members of the audience as possible should be given the opportunity to speak.

Interactive format within a session, based on a main topic. Normally 40 minutes or 60 minutes. The organizers are responsible for facilitation of the discussion and consolidation of the results.

Suitable for promoting dialogue between members of the audience and between the audience and experts. Besides a world café, further conceivable formats are theme islands, expert stations or smaller discussion groups for discussion of new, hitherto neglected or innovative topics

Facilitated presentation of new results or ongoing projects in the form of a (digital) poster. At least one member of the group of authors responsible begins by presenting the poster in small groups (1 minute per short talk). This is followed by opportunity for intensive reflection and discussion.

The poster should make its objective clear in its title and/or structure and in its conclusions. Format: DIN A0 or A1, portrait format.

Presentation of a new method, instrument or field application for assessment of working conditions, in the form of a theme island and with reference to a starting question. At least one member of the group of authors responsible is available to repeat the presentation on the theme island (10 minutes per short talk). Planning includes the opportunity for intensive reflection and discussions. Individual contributions received are grouped by content for integration into a session.

Display is primarily by means of posters/pinboards. Additional exhibits may be placed on display and media may be integrated. More detailed take-away material for the audience should be kept on hand.

Intensive practical session focusing upon knowledge concerning a specific topic or specific skills. If possible, the audience should engage actively with the subject and document the results of their joint work or make note of unresolved issues. Normally 80 minutes (1 block within the half day) or 160 minutes (half a day plus break), in exceptional cases longer. 1-2 workshop leaders.

Enter your detailed information on the content of the workshop and the news value of its topic and planned delivery in the comments field. Also state its relevance to the intended target group. Information on requirements concerning the location (room dimensions, equipment, furniture, etc.) is also advantageous. If necessary, upload a file containing comprehensive information

Session for your occupational safety and health network, open to all congress visitors. Make your topic a topic of conversation and expand your network. Scheduled for 80 minutes (1 block within the half day) or 160 minutes (half day plus break). State your approximate expected number of visitors in the comments field.

Regardless of the form they take – poster, campaign, performance, installation, exhibition, electronic medium, film or activity involving the A+A congress visitors – we look forward to receiving your creative contributions to shaping the A+A Congress. Work with results obtained at the congress itself can also be planned as an additional activity.

The innovation area/market of opportunities is a place for presenting organizations, initiatives and projects primarily of a conceptual nature in the field of safety and health at work, and for networking between them

Does your idea not match any of the formats? In this case, enter your planned contribution format in the comments field, stating details of the contribution’s content and of the news value of its topic and planned delivery. Also state the contribution’s relevance to the intended target group. If necessary, upload a file containing comprehensive information.