The logo for the LILAC 2024 conference. The logo says 2024 Leeds but the number 0 is replaced with an image of an owl. A number of Leeds Beckett University’s constituent colleges at various times during their history featured the owl as their emblem, this included the City of Leeds Training College, the original occupants of Headingley Campus. Below 2024 Leeds it says LILAC: the information literacy conference. The logo is the colour lilac.

Writing a presentation proposal for LILAC 2024

What information literacy projects have you been involved in that the community would be interested to hear about?

How have you innovated in your IL teaching practice where you are?

Have you been involved in an information literacy research project?

These are just some questions that you could reflect upon as you think about writing a conference presentation proposal for LILAC 2024. You then have a variety of ways to communicate what you have been doing/thinking with your community. This year there’s an option of a lightning talk and the posters are still an option if you are looking to build confidence at an academic conference.

Of course, you may think of an alternative format, and we would be happy to discuss this with you. You can drop us a line by email.

This year we really want to hear some new voices and so do get in touch with us if you have questions or simply want to chat through your ideas.

It is helpful to look at previous presentations by visiting the LILAC Archive, where you can also find previous conference programmes which include examples of abstracts.

You may also find it useful to understand what the proposal reviewers are looking for: as well as originality they want to see what you are presenting – are you describing something or analysing something? How have you found out what you are presenting? And finally, what can delegates take away from what you are presenting? Try writing your proposal up as an abstract and ask colleagues to give you some feedback before finalizing the content of your draft.

Once you have written your proposal, submitting is easy. Register on the LILAC website and then submit your proposal online. The call for presentations will remain open until 9 November 2023 (17:00 GMT).

LILAC 2024 will take place from 25-27 March 2024 at Leeds Beckett University.

Sam Aston, LILAC Deputy Chair & Programme Manager, and Jess Haigh, Programme Support Officer.

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