ATM Conference 2014 is part of BCME8
14-15 Apr 2014
Invitations to contribute to the BCME8 programme will be issued in May 2013 and delegate bookings will commence in November 2013. In the meantime, further information about BCME8 will be available over the coming months here on the ATM Conference 2014 webpage and at the BCME8 website.
Conference Session Leadership
We are inviting you to lead a session at BCME8, which is being held at the East Midlands conference Centre, University of Nottingham, from 14th to 17th April 2014.
BCME occurs once every four years and is the largest mathematics or mathematics education conference which takes place in the UK; it attracts delegates from all sectors, bringing together teachers from early years to higher education, researchers, teacher educators, CPD providers, advisers, consultants, policy makers, examiners and professional and academic mathematicians. It replaces the annual conferences of a number of associations, including the Mathematical Association and the Association of Teachers of Mathematics. More information about BCME can be found here.
The theme of BCME8 is Building Bridges - Making Connections. The focus of sessions does not have to relate to this theme, but it is hoped that many contributors will interpret Building Bridges - Making Connections in some way in what they offer.
The draft programme, available on the BCME8 website, shows how the timetable works. Around twenty and sessions are offered during any one time period, and delegates attending the conference choose which ones they will attend. The framework of the conference offers you the opportunity to run a single session, lasting 1hr or 1.5hr or a double session comprising 2 x 1.5hr, 1 + 1.5hr or 1.5hr + 1hr.
If you would like to lead a session at BCME8, please go here or use this QR Code.
Initially we are asking for a commitment to lead a session; later you will be asked to provide a title, a description (in not more than 120 words) and information about the content and style of session, equipment needed and so on. Your commitment is requested by the end of July 2013 and titles and descriptions will be needed by the end of August. For your information, the number of delegates attending a session is often around twenty-five or thirty, though some sessions run with significantly fewer and some with more than this. Your title and description should provide enough information for delegates to make informed choices about the sessions they attend.
Many of you will have given a session at an Association Conference before, or at least have attended one, but in case you have not and would like to discuss your ideas or plans, please contact Karen Kirkley on firstname.lastname@example.org. Equally, if you feel that you do not have the experience or confidence to run a full session we would love to hear from you. We are hoping to provide an opportunity for people like you to run half sessions – again, have a word with Karen who will be able to talk you through how you can contribute.
We hope very much that you will join us at the University of Nottingham next Easter, and that you will contribute to the programme.
James Nicholson, Chair, BCME Planning Committee and Tim Rowland, Chair, JMC