ICET Speaker Guidelines 2023

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Important Deadlines

●  24 April 2023:

 Speaker Registration Form & Abstract Submission closes. 


●  3 to 5 Work Days:

Authors of the selected abstracts are notified. 


●  07 May 2023:

Presentation & Manuscript submission. 


●  8 May 2023:

Participant Registration closes.

ICET 2023Theme:

“Exploring education that can nurture and appeal to Generation Z and Alpha.”

Today’s K12 schools serve to the two brand new generations who have been born to a totally new, globalized, digitized world: Generation Z and Alpha.

Schools are now places where digital natives -who are able to virtually travel the world and access massive amounts of information easily- are to commute to and spend time every day. The question is “Are the schools ready to keep up with these new generations?”

Generation Z refers to the generation that was born between 1997-2012 and has been raised with a natural access to portable digital technology, the internet and social media.

Generation Alpha -born between 2010 and 2025- is the brand new generation that are to mark a new digital age, given how quickly and exponentially technology advances.

Schools now have the mission and must have the vision to satisfy the needs and expectations of these generations who are technologically competent, pragmatic entrepreneurs, easily distracted, and independent learners -who like doing things the unconventional way. It is crystal-clear that oldschool teaching approaches that entail the teacher is more active than the students and the only source of information are outdated in the new world of education.

These generations have a great access to all sort of information; and thus, they aren’t interested in simply showing up for class, sitting through a lecture, and taking notes that they’ll memorize for an exam later on. Instead, they expect to be fully engaged and to be a part of the learning process themselves. It is high time for teachers and educators now to evolve from lecturers to facilitators of learning in interactive classrooms designed for personalized learning.

ICET 2023 invites educational experts, educators, trainers, educational policy makers, and community leaders from the national and international community to reflect together on the new approaches on schooling, curriculum development, and professional development to nurture and appeal to Generation Z and Alpha.

ICET 2023 will explore opportunities and perspectives for teacher professional development and educational leadership that will open new horizons and help schools and educators to be well prepared for the challenges this evolution may bring.


ICET 2023 presentations are supposed to focus on education and teaching in

K-12 contexts.

Presentations should aim at three main objectives:

  • to improve the learning experience in the classroom

  • to help teachers and school leaders broaden their experiences

  • to encourage program and curriculum developers to include real-life competencies in their teaching and learning approaches


Presentations in ICET 2023 should be under the following category options:

  • Digital Literacy & Technology Education

  • Employability & 21st Century Skills

  • Creativity at Schools

  • Learner Autonomy & Self-directed Learning

  • Teachers as Coaches of Learning

  • Interactive Classrooms

  • Hands-on Learning

  • Project-based Learning

  • Student Engagement

  • Inclusivity in Teaching and Education

  • Climate & Environmental Awareness

  • Customized & Personalized Learning

  • School Leadership

  • Teacher Professional Development

  • Character Education

  • Emotional Wellbeing & Mental Health


Presentations in ICET can be delivered in three language options:

  • English

  • Arabic

  • Kurdish


Duration for each seminar is 50 minutes in total:

  • 40 minutes for presentation

  • 10 minutes for questions (QA session)

Speaker Registration Form

Speakers(presenters) complete a registration form from the ICET web page. The registration form includes contact information of the presenter, seminar topic, abstract, and presenter’s headshot photograph.

Once you complete the registration form and upload your abstract, the Academic Committee will contact you about approval and further instructions.


Speakers are supposed to provide the abstract of their presentations in the Speaker Registration Form. Abstracts should be 150 words minimum and 200 words maximum.

Abstracts are preferably submitted in the language of the presentation.

Virtual Presentations:

Virtual presentations provide a great opportunity to engage with the audience and present seminars in the event that you are not able to physically attend. Such presentations enable you to present live with the help of technological solutions and utilities.

During a virtual presentation, the speaker shares his/her screen, and a live video of the speaker also appears for the audience.

Virtual presentations are conducted via MS Teams.

  • Presentations must be prepared in the provided ICET PPT template.

  • Presentations must be sent for the review of the ICET Academic Committee via before the deadline provided.

  • An assigned moderator of ICET will be available in each session to:

  • assist you in QA sessions by keeping an eye on the chat for the participant questions and answers

  • provide technical assistance and troubleshooting

  • to assist in interactive patterns in your presentation

To make sure your virtual presentation goes smoothly, you are required to:

  • Be online and available 15 minutes before the presentation,

  • Have a reliable and fast internet connection,

  • Test your microphone and video camera,

  • Test your slides and make sure they run smoothly with all content, visuals, animations and videos if available

  • Have a non-distracting environment around you during the presentation. The room you are using should be both quiet and the background used as plain as possible. You will also be provided with an official ICET visual for virtual background.

Manuscript Submission

Manuscript formats of ICET presentations are also requested from the presenters to be published in the ICET Bulletin. ICET Bulletin is the post-conference publication of the ICET conference which includes the conference report and manuscript forms of the presentations.

The manuscripts could be

  • a paper,

  • or an article,

including recommendations, results, tables, figures and references.

Manuscripts detail, recap, or summarize the presentations.

Each manuscript should include the following:

  • An Abstract – with a brief overview of the purpose or aims, results and the implications of the research. No more than 200 words are required.

  • An Introduction – giving a brief but relevant background information for your paper/article, including a clear statement of purpose, a review of relevant literature, a description of the contribution the field, and aims or questions.

  • Methods – presenting details about the methods employed, including details about any sampling procedures, participants, measurement, and analysis methods.

  • Results – describing the major findings (data and analyses) and outcomes in relation to the research questions or aims, referencing tables or figures (if appropriate)

  • Discussiondiscussing the key findings and outcomes related to the identified research questions or aims, important implications in relation to the existing literature or practices, limitations, and implications for practice.

  • Conclusion and Recommendations – presenting the future projections, or conclusions and recommendations for the betterment of the field experience

  • References

The text should be Times New Roman 12 pt. doublespaced. The page limit is 8 pages.

Abstracts should be preferably submitted in the language of the presentation.

Manuscripts must be sent for the review of the ICET Academic Committee via before the deadline provided.

Authoring and Copyright

Speakers must abide by the following terms and conditions regarding authoring and copyright:

  • Speakers must cite any sources used in the content. ICET is not liable for copyright matters caused by the presenters.

  • Submitting the abstract and presentation for the publication to ICET Conference; the speaker confirms, acknowledges and agrees expressly to the terms and conditions of the copyright agreement that prevails and is binding to the contributing author(s). The agreement covers the following terms and conditions:

  • ICET Organizing Committee shall be able to use

  • the abstract

  • presenter’s photo

  • presenter’s name and title

  • conference video recordings

for development and marketing purposes under the name of ICET.

Important Deadlines

30 March 2023: Speaker Registration Form & Abstract Submission closes.

3 to 5 Work Days: Authors of the selected abstracts are notified

30 April 2023: Presentation & Manuscript submission

8 May 2022: Participant Registration closes