Guidelines for Rapporteurs


1. Introduction

Thank you for agreeing to be a rapporteur for a parallel group session at the IMHE 2008 General Conference. Please take a moment to read the guidelines enclosed below. Please note that this page will be regularly updated. Updates will be notified by email. 

2. Deadlines

3. Session information

Please check the preliminary programme for the day and time of the parallel sessions for which you are the rapporteur. The online programme is regularly updated and contains details of all sessions and speakers.

Presentation timings:

  • Panel respondents: 12-15 min.
  • Parallel workshop presenters: 12-15 min (NB: 10 min if there are 3 presentations)

4. Online access to speakers’ biographies and presentations

Each speaker has been asked to submit a short biography online, which you may access online.

5. Speakers’ Room

The Speakers’ Room will be at your disposal during the conference. In case you have any questions onsite, please do not hesitate to contact the IMHE programme representative at the Speakers’ Room or ask one of the hostesses for assistance.

Speakers’ Room opening hours: 

Sunday, 7 September: To be confirmed

Monday, 8 September  - Wednesday, 10 September:  08h00 - 18h00

6. Before the session starts

  • Rapporteurs should arrive at their session room a few minutes prior to the start of the session.

7. Session rooms

The venue floor plan with the final location of the session rooms will be available on the event website shortly.

8. Highlight session

A highlight session following the parallel group sessions has been organised for Wednesday 10 September from 11h30 to 12h15. This session is important because it is an opportunity to summarise the key aspects of the discussions on each theme:

  • Firstly, it will inform the participants about what happened in all the sessions, as it is impossible for them to participate in all the sessions.
  • Secondly, as it is at the end of the conference and after a lot of debates and presentations, this session is an opportunity to highlight the coherence of the different themes and the overarching theme.


  • Each rapporteur will have 5 minutes to present the key points of the theme in the highlighting session
  • The “final rapporteur” needs to have something from each of the rapporteurs – either a summary or an outline of their 5- minute reports – no later than 11.00 when the session starts.
  • The “final rapporteur” will introduce the session and will offer a “wrap up” commentary of 8 minutes or so. 

9. Onsite checklist

  • Pick up your badge from the Conference reception area.
  • Check in at the Speakers’ Room and meet the programme representative.
  • Attend the speakers’ briefing at the Speakers’ Room at the appropriate time.
  • Make sure you are at the session room a few minutes before your session starts.

10. Arrival at OECD Conference Centre

ENTRANCE: 2 rue André Pascal, Paris 16

Click here for more information about the venue. 
Please go to the Conference reception area to collect your badge in order to access the conference rooms. 

Conference centre opening hours: 

08h00 - 18h00 

11. Registration - Deadline: 21 March 2008

If you have not already registered yourself, or been registered by IMHE, you can find all information on registration by clicking here.

12. Networking and social events

Over 300 of the most important players from the Higher Education sector will connect during the three days of the 2008 IMHE General Conference. In order to help facilitate networking, the conference organizers have scheduled regular coffee breaks, lunches, a cocktail, and a special dinner at the Paris Descartes University

13. Accommodation

All session chairs are responsible for their own travel and hotel arrangements.
Click here for more information about hotels in the vicinity of the Conference centre. 

14. Contact

If you have any questions or need additional information about the IMHE General Conference, please contact: 
Cassandra Davis
Tel: +33 1 45 24 92 63 / 33-1 41 95 87 56 (Wednesdays & Thursdays)


Related Documents