Types of Presentations


Oral presentation
A 12-minute oral presentation will highlight the main themes of the research, viewpoint, or educational project. Five presentations will be grouped by sub-themes in a 90-minute session. An interactive period of discussion will follow the presentations. Note: A power point projector will be available.

Poster presentation
A poster presentation will highlight the main themes of the research study or educational project. Posters will be grouped by themes and sub-themes and presented in an exhibition hall for the duration of the Congress. Two specific sessions (from 5:00 to 7:00) will allow author(s) to present their posters and interact with other Congress participants. Note: Instructions concerning poster’s format and logistics will be provided to presenters when proposals are accepted.

Round table presentation
Round table discussions allow for interaction with presenters in a 40-minute session. Individual presenters are assigned to numbered tables in a large meeting room where interested participants may gatherer for discussion with the presenter abut his or her paper or project. This format is particularly appropriate for papers addressing topics best pursued through extensive discussion. These discussions will be held in English, French, or Spanish. Note: The will be no electric facilities for this type of presentation.


90-minute workshop sessions will be organized by a team of facilitators responsible for the content and the dynamics of the activity. Participants will be invited to explore an issue, contribute to the construction of a collective project, experiment with a pedagogical strategy, or carry out other collective tasks. A brief overview of the issue and objectives will be presented, after which the major part of the workshop will be devoted to interactive discussion to enable participants to bring their contribution to the table. Note: Only a limited number of workshops will be accepted by the Program Committee.


This forum will allow non-profit organizations operating in the field of environmental education to showcase their programs, projects, productions and achievements. An area with a table will be made available to each NGO for a three-hour time block so that presenters may have the opportunity to meet and talk with Congress participants. All delegates will be encouraged to visit the information booths and interact with organization representatives. 

NGO Forum Schedule

Monday, May 11, 1:30 p.m.: Official opening of the NGO Forum by PlanètERE, in the presence of the 180 participating NGOs. Three guest speakers will deliver opening remarks (in French, English and Spanish).

Tuesday, May 12, 8:30 a.m.: 60 NGOs will present their projects and achievements (3-hour block).

Tuesday, May 12, 1:30 p.m.: Another 60 NGOs will present their projects and achievements (3-hour block).

Wednesday, May 13, 8:30 a.m.: The remaining 60 NGOs will present their projects and achievements (3-hour block).

Wednesday, May 13, 1:30 p.m.: The NGO Forum wrap-up will take the form of round-table discussions. The 180 participating NGOs will be asked to answer the following three cross-cutting questions linked to the overall objectives of the Congress:

How can environmental education, through your organization…

  1. Add meaning to our lives?
  2. Contribute to social innovation?
  3. Influence public policies?

Wednesday, May 13, 4:00 p.m.: At the closing ceremony, during the general Congress wrap-up, a PlanètERE representative will deliver the answers provided by the 180 NGOs to the three cross-cutting questions of the Congress.

Follow-up… An NGO Forum must be the subject of follow-up action if it is to be of value within the framework of a world congress. Mechanisms will therefore be put in place to gather information throughout the Congress, produce one or more summary reports and ensure follow-up with participating NGOs.