Thank you for your interest in submitting an Abstract for CDANZ National Symposium 2016: Our Value, Our Voice. This event is CDANZ signature event for research and leading practice in career development. The Symposium is held in partnership with Ara Institute of Canterbury
on 3 & 4 October in Christchurch. Please read the following information before proceeding.

The Symposium Committee will select sixteen abstracts. Each will be allocated 40 minutes presentation time. Presentations will be programmed across four concurrent sessions. In your abstract you may wish to propose research, practice, topics or workshops presented by an individual or a group. We welcome a slide based presentation, or an integrated workshop. If you are selected, the committee may also connect presentations in a panel discussion.

The committee are seeking a balanced programme that prioritises research and leading practice that reflects on the theme “Our Value, Our Voice,” and that is relevant to one or more of CDANZ workstreams:
• Education/Transition – in schools, tertiary and transition to work
• Organisational Development – within corporates, NGOs and government
• Vocational Rehabilitation and supported employment
• Private Practice

• Name, contact information, and organisational affiliation/s for each confirmed presenter.
• Selection of:
      1. Focus (research or leading practice)
      2. Format (e.g. Power Point)
      3. Relevant workstream/s
• Proposal titles, descriptions, and abstracts.

Selectors will consider, does the proposal:
• Strengthen Understanding of Theory and/or Practice for those who practise, study, and teach in the career development space?
• Engage with the ‘So What?’ question to extend the research and practice knowledge into the realm of application implications, or new research questions? Does this content further the reach and curiosity of its target audience?
• Enlighten, and provide insights that extend thinking into new ideas, data, models, tools, theories, or resources? If the presentation involves original research or scholarship, will it build upon or challenge existing research and theory?
• Invite Multiple Viewpoints in a manner that will engage scholars and practitioners? Will this presentation invite diverse interests in career theory and practice?
• Demonstrate Quality? How well has the proposal been crafted to meet the overall Symposium theme/intent?
• Provide balance to the overall Symposium programme

• Your presentation must fit within the scheduled programme of 40 minutes per presentation (unless notified otherwise), including discussion time.
• If you are presenting research, it will:
      o Not have been previously published or accepted for publication, but may have been previously presented or scheduled for presentation.
      o Have a page count within the range of 12-15 pages (not including figures, tables, references).
• CDANZ reserves the right to photograph all Symposium presentations for publicity and archival purposes. Should CDANZ wish to make an audio or video recording of any presentation a separate agreement shall be negotiated with the relevant presenter.
• You will be required to provide a headshot of speakers and approve an abbreviated abstract and bio for marketing purposes.
• You will be required to confirm your technical requirements as early as possible and your slides will be required by Monday 26 September
• After your presentation at the Symposium we would like to share your slides/presentation resources via our website
• We also encourage you to write a submission on your abstract for our ezine.