#dare2share at ISBNPA 2024: Call for submissions

The submission form is [HERE]

Deadline is December 1st, 2023.

Dare2Share Submission Guidelines

We are delighted to announce the #Dare2Share call for abstracts for the upcoming ISBNPA 2024 Annual Meeting.

#Dare2Share sessions and initiatives need to be interactive, participatory, creative, and innovative. We are not looking for submissions that could be covered in regular symposia. We are looking for out-of-the-box ideas that improve sharing beyond the Annual Meeting’s scientific sessions. As well as better connecting ISBNPA members, either through fostering meaningful connections in the form of collaborations, mentor relationships, idea generation, and camaraderie, or through facilitating conversations that might not have happened without the unique approach that embodies #Dare2Share. It is not that we are bad at this; it is that we can be better. We believe #Dare2Share is the way to drive this improvement. 

**Sessions** will fit within the usual norms of a constructed conference schedule. Sessions will be allocated a time slot, and it should mean people being together physically at the same time for a common purpose. It could include but are not limited to: novel movement/exercise sessions (indoor or outdoor), brainstorm sessions, creativity sessions to exchange ideas such as protocols, instruments, failures, experiences, challenges, etc. 

For example, you may be a researcher frustrated about the direction your area is heading in, or perhaps the area has stagnated a little. As such, you propose a brainstorming session, where the most creative and valid ideas are fleshed out into future collaborations during the session and driven forward after the session. You may also wish to propose a speed dating session, where people are paired off in short time periods, with the goal of sharing the core ideas of each other’s work and trying to generate a novel research question to explore together.

**Initiatives** will not necessarily be bound in time and/or physical space in the same way a session is. It could be much longer, intermittent, asynchronous, or rather tangential to the usual scientific sessions. It relates to an informal activity that can be extended throughout the conference, actively ongoing, passively participated in, or free to dip in/out whenever colleagues want or have time.

For example, you may have a novel way of visualizing physical activity data. An initiative may be to collect conference physical activity data throughout, and then visualize/share the data in your novel way. This would give members a personalized interest and investment in your work whilst also sharing the pragmatic tools for driving the practice forward. You may also be an advocate of active video games, in which the initiative may be to setup passively participated in ISBNPA gaming groups for members to experience a range of possible active gaming experiences throughout the conference. Members could dip in and out of the games, they could try one or all, or they could reach out and engage with the initiative lead. 

These examples are just some ideas that hopefully stimulate new ways of thinking concerning communicating the great work you do across the year. 

We look forward to reading your submissions and working with you to shape them into exemplary experiences.

Please prepare your text in advance and copy-paste it to this form, to avoid loss of data. Also, please SEND AN EMAIL TO [email protected] AFTER YOU COMPLETE THE FORM so that we can confirm the good reception of the proposal. As this is a more recent submission form, we would really encourage you to submit an idea.

If you have doubts or concerns about whether your idea is eligible, do not hesitate to send us a preproposal including all the information required in the form to [email protected] before December 1, 2023 and the committee will give you feedback within two weeks.

Remember that the DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS December 1, 2023.

Thank you for your participation in ISBNPA 2024!