1. Call for science papers for the ASE Annual Conference


Please note that the deadline for submission was 29 May 2015. You can still use this form to submit a session but please email nicola@seventhcorner.co.uk to notify that you have made a late submission.

Call for proposals for the Frontier Science lecture series at the ASE Annual Conference
University of Birmingham 7-9 January 2016

- 6 January International Day

Share your research with science teachers.

In January 2016, the ASE will be returning to the University of Birmingham with this flagship science education conference that attracts over 2,500 participants from across the UK and beyond engaged in science teaching from Early Years to A-level. For the Annual Conference, ASE hosts a programme of over 300 CPD sessions. A core part of the programme is the Frontier Science series. This is curated by the host University and aims to showcase research from all aspects of science to offer our audience of science teachers a chance to enhance their subject knowledge.

"Treated myself to two Frontier Science Lectures.. fascinating and good to keep my science brain active!" 2015 delegate

Anyone currently involved in scientific research can submit a proposal for a Frontier Science lecture. All proposals will be reviewed by a panel made up of members of the science departments at the University of Birmingham. To add a coherence to the Frontier Science lecture series, we are looking for proposals within the following themes:

  • Treating and tackling disease
  • From the very big to the very small (and everything in between!): From Particle Physics to Cosmology
  • Engineering the micro-world: Quantum Technologies
  • Human interactions and our natural environment
  • Understanding and enhancing sporting prowess

If you would like to submit more than one session proposal, simply fill in this survey form again at the end You will be given the opportunity to update your session details before the conference programme is published but please now include the title, brief abstract and short biog so that your session can be reviewed by the Frontier Science panel.

Deadline for proposal submissions – Friday 29 May

Science Education Sessions

There is also the opportunity for anyone to propose a session focused on science teaching and learning:

  • Share ideas and practical activities from the classroom
  • Showcase a new resource
  • Provide updates on subject knowledge
  • Present research approaches and findings
  • Examine assessment
  • Launch an initiative or new programme

To propose a science education session, please complete the online proposal form

Notes for proposal submissions

Expenses - The conference continues to provide a high quality programme at very low cost because of the generosity of the presenters. The ASE is unable to pay fees, travelling and accommodation expenses. All presenters are entitled to one free day’s registration for their contribution to the programme.

Decisions will be made by 30 June, when you will be notified.

When you make a submission please keep 7, 8 & 9 January 2016 free. If your proposal is accepted then the precise date of your talk will be confirmed by 30 July 2016.

Proposals will be accepted at the discretion of the ASE and only if they comply fully with the criteria - Please see full notes