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BAFA Conference FAQs

How long do I have to present my paper/abstract?
What are the guidelines for Abstracts?
How do I submit an abstract/paper?
How do I register/purchase a ticket?
Do I qualify for a reduced conference rate?

Presentations

Presenters in the Annual Conference have 25 minutes: Around 15-20 minutes to present and 5-10 minutes for questions. Slides are usual.

The Doctoral Masterclasses are organized into 30-minutes sessions. Each session will include a 20 minutes presentation and 10 minutes for feedback and discussion. Usually, the feedback is led by the chairs of the session and then questions are invited from other attendees. It is important that the presentations do not exceed the allocated 20 minutes in order to allow enough time for constructive feedback.

What are the guidelines for Abstracts

Your abstract should:

- not exceed one A4 page in length;
- be single-spaced and have justified margins of 1";
- not include keywords, references or acknowledgements;
- include the title of the paper and your name and institution;
- include full correspondence details and your email address.

If you are preparing a 'three paper' thesis, we suggest an abstract based on current work in progress rather than a complete paper. The aim is to help the thesis progress, and so the presentation should reflect whatever the current stage the thesis is at.

How do I submit an abstract/paper?

Abstract and full-paper submissions are handled by the BAFA Membership Portal. The document must be in PDF or MS Word format.

BAFA members should log in to their account on the membership portal and use the 'Submit a Paper' button. Non-members, you will need to create a 'guest' account in the membership portal. Once you have created and activated the account, you can log in and click the 'Submit a Paper' button. Be sure to select the correct conference and category (where supplied) from the drop-down list.

This year we have added a section for you to add co-author information. 

PLEASE NOTE the person who submits (uploads) the paper will be the 'corresponding' author and all notifications about the paper will be emailed to that person. If a co-author is to present the paper, it is better if they upload the paper in their own BAFA account so they get the notifications. If this is not possible for whatever reason, or the circumstances change and a co-author is to present the paper, then please email admin@bafa.ac.uk to advise us of who will be presenting the paper. Please be aware that all attendees at the conference must be current members of BAFA.

The 'Submit a Paper' section will only appear in your account when submissions are open.

NB: If your abstract/paper is accepted, you will need to purchase a conference ticket to register your attendance for presentation. If you do not purchase a ticket before the registration deadline, your paper will be withdrawn.

How do I register/purchase a ticket?

Purchasing a ticket automatically registers you for the conference; there is no separate registration process. Please make sure all your details are current in your BAFA account as we use these for registration purposes.

Tickets to BAFA conferences are only available to current members. To purchase a ticket, log in to your account on the BAFA Membership Portal and click the 'Purchase Tickets' button. Select the appropriate ticket for the conference you want to attend, and follow instructions.

If you have created a guest account, to submit an abstract/paper, you can log in to that account and pay for membership. You will then see the 'Purchase Tickets' button displayed in your account.

Payments are handled via PayPal's secure server. In most cases*, you will not need a PayPal account to purchase a ticket with your debit/credit card. If you don't have an account, click the 'Check Out as Guest' option (see screenshot below).

* Please note that PayPal does impose some restrictions in certain regions of the world. And there are some circumstances where PayPal might insist you log in, for example, if you try to pay with a credit card that has already been used with a Paypal account.

Refunds

Event tickets can only be refunded if we are notified in writing to admin@bafa.ac.uk by 31 March 2017. For unforeseen personal circumstances at the time of the conference (10-12th April 2017), refunds of 75% of the fees will be given at the discretion of the Trustees.

Do I qualify for the reduced conference rate?

Part-time PhD students in full-time employment (i.e. are salaried) are not eligible for the reduced rate for the conference.

The following are eligble for the reduced conference rate:

  • Members who are retired;
  • Full-time PhD students;
  • Part-time students who are not in employment or are in part-time employment (i.e. are not salaried).