Submitting an Abstract
Yes, a new account will be required for everyone who submits an abstract. You can create one on the portal – just remember to keep a note of your username and password!
No. You do notneed to register for the Conference prior to submitting an abstract. However,to be included on the programme, you must confirm your attendance by 22February 2019 and register for the Conference by 28 February 2019.
You need to start by making sure that the topic you want to build a session around is relevant for the programme. For the next ARMA Conference, the theme is on building prosperity and resilience in the face of significant challenge and change in research management. This theme can be explored at different scales: • Personal or individual • Professional • Institutional • National• International
That’s great, but you must decide on one main point of contact for the submission process, who will be the key contact and responsible for liaison with your group.
Absolutely, we really encourage submissions from new presenters and we’re here to help and provide any support, hints and tips where we can.
Don’t panic, we have a number of options. Our members have advised that it can be quite daunting doing a Pecha kutcha for a first time, so perhaps consider a panel, poster or short presentation (up to 30 mins).
The strands provide the opportunity to develop an abstract around a sub-theme which is relevant to you, your interests and expertise. The broad theme for the conference is prosperity and resilience, and we’re welcoming ideas for sessions in a number of areas, including policy & strategy; funding & development; project & portfolio management; culture, environment & people; impact & engagement; and governance. You can find out more details about the strands in our guide here.
The system will launch on the 19th November and close on 14th January 2019.
Notification will be sent to the main presenter by 8 February 2019. When notified of acceptance, the main presenter is required to accept their offer by
Abstracts are reviewed by a set of ARMA members, who will be allocated a series of submissions to review and assess. Review criteria will
The review group reserve the right to change the presentation type to ensure a cohesive programme. You’ll be asked to confirm your acceptance of any change.
It’s up to you if you want to go ahead with the new presentation type, so just let us know. However, if you don’t want to change, then it’s unlikely that your abstract will be included in the programme. Get in touch, and we can chat through options.
Abstracts must be submitted in English with a maximum word limit of 200 (please refer to the guidelines for submission).
You can choose how to engage your audience, but most importantly abstract presenters should allow enough time for Q&A within their overall session.
Yes, you can. Please let us know as soon as you can.
Please let us know as soon as possible.
Think about whether you can go ahead on your own, or if you can find a replacement. If neither is possible, you may have to cancel your session. Please get in touch and we can chat through different options.
You must email ARMA@conferencepartners.com by 22nd February 2019 to accept and you must register by
Yes, you can make changes online up until 20 April 2019. We’ll be finalising the programme after that date, and no further changes will be possible.
The review of abstracts is led by the Conference Working Group, which is made up of ARMA members. Other reviewers are drawn from across the ARMA governance structure – Board members, other committee members and SIG champions.
No. For the 2019 Conference, we will not be able to offer any discount for presenters.
Presenters may be recorded for live streaming. A recording of the presentation and a copy of the slides may be published online after the congress.
Our conference partner will be delighted to help with any queries, please email ARMA@conferencepartners.com
Yes, a new account will be required for all reviewers, you can create that on the portal – remember to keep a note of your username and password!
You’ll receive an invitation to be a reviewer in early December. Please confirm your availability as soon as possible after receiving your invitation.
Abstracts are allocated to reviewers based on their own expertise, knowledge and interest.
The review portal will open on 21st January 2019 and close on 27th January 2019 – so there
You will be issued regular reminder emails asking you to complete – these will be when the portal opens, 3 days before the deadline and one final reminder.
Your allocated submissions will be automatically allocated to you on the review portal.
Review criteria will
If you know you will be unavailable, please email ARMA@conferencepartners.co.uk as soon as possible.