Our aim is to make Bike 2019 a key conference for cross sector exchange between researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners around cycling as a mode of active transport.
Bike 2019 invites abstracts to be considered for presentation at the Bike 2019 conference May 7 in Edmonton and/or May 8 in Calgary, Alberta.
The suggested areas of focus are:
The deadline for abstract submissions is February 22, 2019. There will be no extension of this deadline.
Abstracts related to the suggested areas of focus regarding cycling as a mode of active transportation research, policies, and practices are invited for submission. Progress towards creating more active transportation-friendly communities requires learning across many disciplines, so abstracts from all fields of research, policy, and practice will be considered.
NOTE: Abstracts focused solely on behaviour change at the individual level will not be accepted.
Abstracts can be submitted under the following three categories described below: 1) Research; 2) Policy; or 3) Practice.
Research-focused abstracts should describe research that is related to policy and environmental aspects of active transportation. Methodological, correlational, intervention, "natural experiment," economic, and policy research studies are encouraged. Abstracts presenting innovative conceptual papers and reviews will also be considered, including those with a focus on translating active transportation research into practice and policy. If you do not have complete results to report in your abstract, please include a note to reviewers about the timeline for finalizing data analysis.
Research abstracts should contain the following headings:
Practice- or Policy-focused abstracts should describe programs, interventions, case studies, policy or advocacy impacts, or new resources that are related to active transportation (e.g., how evidence-based research was translated into successful adoption or implementation of policy). Efforts that resulted from multi-sector participation, applied previous research, or included evaluation are particularly encouraged.
Practice/policy focused abstracts should contain the following headings:
Abstracts submitted will be considered for the following two presentation types:
Authors selected for an oral presentation will present during a 90-minute session. Presentations will follow the Pecha Kucha style in which 20 slides and shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total) followed by a brief Q&A session.
Authors will display selected posters during a lunchtime poster session devoted exclusively to poster viewing with no competing programming. The poster sessions will also provide an effective mechanism for dissemination and networking.
Authors must submit abstracts electronically [email protected] with the subject heading BIKE 2019 ABSTRACT and are required to adhere to the following guidelines:
Abstracts will undergo blind review by a panel from diverse disciplines and backgrounds. Selection for presentation is based on the quality of the research or project, clarity of the abstract, relevance to the Bike 2019 and adherence to the guidelines. Presentation type (Pecha Kucha or Poster) is determined by review score and reviewer recommendation. Expenses associated with the submission, preparation, and presentation of the abstract are the responsibility of the presenters. Decisions regarding acceptance will be made by the middle of March and the submitting author will be notified via email by the Centre for Active Living.
If you have questions that have not been addressed in this call for abstracts, please contact Nora Johnston, Director, Centre for Active Living, [email protected].
For more information about the conference and keynote speaker, visit the Bike 2019 web page.