Call for presentations

The conference programme committee invites you to submit a proposal for the ESTA International Conference Cardiff 2023. 

The proposal can be for a lecture, round table seminar, demonstration, workshop, poster presentation or other. Any topics will be considered, though you might like to bear in mind the theme of the conference.

Celebrating Diversity in String Teaching

Presentations should either last 40 minutes, 20 minutes, or – in the case of poster presentations – 10 minutes. 

Chosen presenters will have their travel paid by their ESTA branch and UK ESTA will cover accommodation and board for 2 nights.
The application deadline is 31st July 2022 and only fully completed applications will be considered. 
If you have any questions, please contact
The committee will let you know if your proposal has been accepted by 1st October 2022.

Before you start the below application, please have ready

  • A snapshot video of your proposed presentation no longer than 2 minutes in length
  • An abstract outlining the rationale and subject of your proposal
  • A 150 word biography
  • A good quality publicity photograph (no thumbnail size images)

We want to make sure that the process of providing your information is without difficulty.
If you are having difficulty in sending the form please first check that all the fields are filled and that you have used the help tool above each field.

Images need to be in jpg or png formats only and up to a maximum of 30Mbs in size.

If you are still having difficulty then please contact and one of our team will respond as soon as possible.

Once your information has been submitted you will be taken to a confirmation page.

Snapshot video Please send us a short video of up to 2 mins to give us an insight into your presentation. The video should be no more than 200Mb in size and in .mp4 or .mov format. A good application to format and resize your short video is Handbrake.  

We would prefer you send your video via WeTransfer to Please do not send your video directly via email. When sending your video please save the filename with your first and last name.
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Presenters at ESTA Cardiff 2023 conference will be asked for the following
  • To present live during the conference week

  • To submit a full recorded video of their presentation in advance of the conference to by 1st February 2023.  This will be used as an online alternative should the conference be cancelled. It will also be made available to delegates for 3 months after the conference thus providing a valuable recourse.

  • To actively engage with ESTA’s marketing team to promote their conference session prior to the event. This can be in the form of interview, podcast, article, webinar etc.

  • To meet all deadlines as set out by the conference organisers.

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