2024 CASTeL 10th Science and Maths Education Conference

13-14 June 2024

“Beyond Boundaries – Future-proofing Science, Maths, Technology and Engineering Education”

Submit a Proposal

Submission Requirements

The abstract submission system is now closed for proposals for SMEC 2024. Thank you to all those who have submitted proposals. 

Please note that the submission system for the Pre-Conference is open and will close for abstract proposals on Friday 10th May 2024 at 5.00pm. Please click here for further details.

Presentation Formats


Papers will have 15 minutes for their presentation and 5 minutes for Q&A. Papers are welcomed on research or practice. They should give enough detail for the conference delegates to get a clear understanding of your presentation. Research abstracts should include background, methods and key findings. Accounts of practice should include critical and reflective components.

Accepted submissions under the papers category will have the option of submitting a full paper for publication in the final conference proceedings. 

Lightning talks

Presentations comprise videos of seven minutes in length that are prerecorded and submitted in advance of the conference. This format may be suitable for research in the planning stages, research in progress or for sharing methodological/conceptual approaches. Videos will be timetabled for presentation during the conference and archived on the conference website.


Posters will be exhibited during the conference programme and online on the website following the conference. Posters should be A0 (118.9 cm x 84.1 cm).


A symposium consists of three papers submitted together under a common theme. A symposium must have a named convener and each paper is 20 minutes comprising 15 minutes per paper and 5 for questions.