XI NIS International Research-to-Practice Conference

Teachers changing the world of schooling

24-25 October 2019

Information for Conference Participants

Thank you for your interest in speaking at the NIS International Conference. We hope that it will be an enjoyable and benefical experience for you, and that the contacts that you make and feedback that you gain will help you further your research in future.
On this page, you can read fuller information on the conference requirements.

  1. Requirements for Papers to be presented at the breakout sessions
  2. Presenting at the Conference
  3. Requirements for Posters
  4. Information for Session Chairs
  5. Requirements for Publishing in the Conference Proceedings
  6. Information on the Educational Exhibition

1. Requirements for Papers to be presented at the breakout sessions

You may submit an abstract via our online system. Please indicate the title of your submission (maximum 20 words), provide a full abstract (600-1000 words), and include a list of references (maximum 400 words). Next, you should indicate your choice(s) of network.
The basic requirement is that all submissions should be relevant to preschool, primary and/or secondary education.
Papers submitted will be assessed by five criteria:

  • The language of the paper should be clear and understandable.
  • The research discussed should be original, systematic and substantial.
  • The research should be empirical or analytic in nature, rather than merely descriptive.
  • The paper should make clear the theoretical framework, methodology, research methods, background, results and conclusions of the authors.
  • Literature supporting the research should be clearly and consistently cited.

Your paper will be reviewed by a member of the Academic Review Committee, and by a specialist from the particular network in question. The results of accepting or rejecting your application will be sent to your email address within 15-30 August 2019.
If you have any questions about the academic review process, please do not hesitate to contact us on submissions (@) nis.edu.kz.

2. Presenting at the Conference

Now that your abstract has been accepted, you register separately to be a participant in the conference. Please click this link, to find out more about participating in the NIS International Conference.
It is essential that you provide slides in three languages (Kazakh, Russian and English) by 15 September 2019 by sending them at submissions (@) nis.edu.kz. If you have any questions regarding the translation of presentations into three languages, please contact submissions (@) nis.edu.kz by e-mail.
If you have had your paper accepted and decide for whatever reason not to present, please let us know asap by writing to submissions (@) nis.edu.kz.
The information about allocated time for the presentation wll be released in the Conference Programme.
The participation in the conference entitles presenters to inclusion in the conference proceedings, subject to academic review. Further information is given in Point 5.

3. Requirements for Posters

Posters should provide an overview of research you have conducted with deep analysis of the data collected. Poster should be visually attractive and functional. It is usually created using PowerPoint. The accompanying oral presentation of the poster should last 3-5 minutes.
Please consider the following recommendations:

  • Leave margins; text should be left-aligned.
  • The text should cover not more than 50% of the total area of the poster.
  • Distractions from the principal purpose of the poster, namely communicating research findings, are not welcome.

Poster format: Posters should be A1 size. The poster should contain a title, font size of at least 28 pt., and should use consistent design and colour schemes throughout.
The poster should contain the following sections:

  1. Statement of purpose and topicality;
  2. Research questions;
  3. Methodology and research methods (sampling, research instruments, data collection and analysis, etc.);
  4. Results and analysis;
  5. Conclusions;
  6. References

You can find examples of posters via the following links: [1], [2].

4. Information for Session Chairs

Each session shall last for 90 minutes. In breakout sessions, speakers are allocated the following time for presenting their papers:
  • two speakers in the session: 30 minutes per presentation;
  • three speakers in the session: 20 minutes per presentation;
  • four speakers in the session: 15 minutes per presentation; and
  • five speakers in the session: 12 minutes per presentation.


In total, therefore, 60 minutes are allocated for presentations, with the remaining 30 minutes split between opening and closing remarks from the session chair and question and answer time with the speakers.

Notes for Session Chairs

Before the session begins:

  • Examine the programme and request beforehand any additional materials you require;
  • Familiarise yourself with speakers’ short biographical notes, read their papers, and, if possible, introduce yourself to the speakers;
  • Inform speakers of the session timings, and the timing signals; and,
  • Ensure that powerpoints, prezis,and other files are ready in advance on the computer, and that speakers’ technical needs have been met.

During the session:

  • Greet the audience, introducing yourself, the purpose of the session, and the speakers;
  • Provide timing signals to speakers;
  • Provide a very brief bridge between speakers, thanking the outgoing speaker, and mentioning the name and talk title of the incoming speaker.
  • Politely, but firmly, interrupt speakers who overrun, thanking them for their contribution;
  • Go over to the floor for the discussion, once all speakers have spoken;
  • Raise points of discussion arising from the speakers’ presentations;
  • Stimulate a lively, open and intellectually-honest question and answer session from participants;
  • Summarise the session presentations and discussion;
  • After the question and answer session has finished, close, thanking the speakers and audience for their participation.

After the session:

  • Stay for a while to talk to the session participants;
  • Make sure that all printed and electronic materials are delivered to the Organization committee.

5. Requirements for Publishing in the Conference Proceedings

A Proceedings volume for the NIS International Research-to-Practice Conference is expected to be published. Only those whose abstract is accepted and included in the Program of the XI International Research-to-Practice Conference can submit full paper to be published in the Proceedings volume. If you wish your article to be included in the Proceedings volume, please send your article to abdigalikyzy_u@cpm.kz (in Kazakh), abisheva_d@cpm.kz (in Russian), tursunbayev_m@cpm.kz (in English) by 23:00 (Nur-Sultan time) on October 25, 2019.
Requirements for academic articles in three languages may be accessed via the following link.

6. Information on the Educational Exhibition

Exhibitors with stalls or materials relevant to the educational process are invited to participate in our educational exhibition. The exhibition will run concurrent to the main conference. Exhibitors are expected to keep their stalls manned 08.00-16.00 on both days of the conference. Setup for the exhibition will take place the day before the conference.
For more information, please contact conference@nis.edu.kz.

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