Call For Selected Session Proposals
2013 CTSA Convention
Members of the CTSA are encouraged to submit proposals for Selected Sessions, the purpose of which is to allow CTSA members to define, organize, and propose an ad hoc session for offering at the annual convention. There will be about seven (7) open places on the convention program for sessions initiated by CTSA members beyond the 18 Topic Sessions, 7 consultations, and 9 Interest Groups which are already in progress. The CTSA Program Committee of the Board of Directors invites proposals for such “Selected Sessions.” These Selected Sessions may be structured as the presentation of a paper or papers, a panel discussion, or as a workshop. Each Selected Session should have a Convener (who is responsible for planning and organizing the session) and a Moderator (who calls the session to order, introduces participants, keeps time, and prepares a report of the session for the Proceedings).
PROPOSALS SHOULD INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION, IN THIS ORDER:
Convener’s name, address, telephone number, fax, and e-mail address.
Precise title of the session (brief, as it is to be listed in the program).
Format of the session. Examples:
- paper, response, and open discussion
- two papers and open discussion
- panel of three presenters (15 minutes of input from each) and open discussion. Time for robust discussion and exchange with those in attendance must be structured into the proposal.
Names of the moderator, presenters or panelists, and respondents, along with their institutional affiliation. Justification for exceptions should be explained in the proposal. Please list full names as they are to appear on the program.
A 200-500 word description of the content, rationale, and relevance of the session. Indicate in a general way the background literature to which the session will refer, or the key themes, figures, and texts to be discussed. Applicants are encouraged to take the convention theme (Conversion) into consideration in designing their proposals, though attention to the convention theme is not a requirement for submission.
In constructing your proposal, please keep in mind the following CTSA policies:
Ordinarily there may be no more than three presenters in a session. Exceptions must be justified in the proposal, and require the approval of the Program Committee (chaired by the President-Elect).
With the exception of underrepresented groups, no one may have more than one speaking role (as presenter or respondent) on the program.
CTSA membership in good standing is normally presumed for participation.
Proposals should be sent by e-mail attachment to Richard.email@example.com or by snail mail to:
140 Commonwealth Ave.
Chestnut Hill, MA 02456
Deadline for Proposals: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2012