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Home/Not Home: Centering American Studies Where We Are

November 17-20, 2016, Denver, Colorado

The 2016 ASA Program Committee invites current individual members of the ASA (or an affiliated international American studies association) to submit proposals for individual papers, entire sessions, presentations, performances, films, round-tables, workshops, conversations, or alternative formats described below on any topic dealing with American cultures. Proposals are due on February 1, 2016.

"Nah-kev-ho-eyea-zim." This Cheyenne language phrase appears on a wall half of a mile from the hotel and convention center in Denver, Colorado where the American Studies Association will hold its annual meeting in November, 2016. That wall stands behind "Wheel," a 50-foot diameter 2005 sculpture the Denver Art Museum commissioned Cheyenne/Arapaho artist HOCH E AYE VI Edgar Heap of Birds to make. Heap of Birds translates the Cheyenne phrase in English as "We are always returning home again."

This short statement about home--its declarative confidence and the many responses it can evoke in the context of American studies, helps clarify the theme for the Denver meeting: Home/Not Home: Centering American Studies Where We Are.

Home is an operative, even constitutive category in the Indigenous world and in Native studies, but Home/Not Home is meant to be more than a way to highlight distinctions of perspective insofar as it hopefully provokes scholarly engagements that invigorate and challenge the habits of home and not home imbricated across the many commitments and locations in and of our work.

The problem of home for American studies is what home has become. We will share downtown Denver with thousands whose home is the streets. Plenty of attendees who will enjoy the shelter of our convention hotel equate home with violence, absence, rejection, and psychic violation. So, why would we be always returning home again? Romanticism, nostalgia, false consciousness?

Perhaps, but why make a sculpture of a medicine wheel on the site of Cheyenne and Arapaho removal so distant from the contemporary homes of the Cheyenne, Arapaho, Osages, Utes, and other Indigenous peoples whose homelands make up the palimpsest upon which the gleaming city of Denver has inscribed itself, framed by what is now the state of Colorado? A basic premise of this call is that the sculpture's public utterance about returning home is an aesthetic intervention linking Indigenous memory, the homeless denizens of Denver's streets, and the material conditions that make home possible and impossible in the Americas and, thus, in the places where we are when we do American studies.

The "we" Heap of Birds invokes, in other words, is distinct from but also deeply resonant with Toni Morrison's searing supplication, "Tell us...what it is to have no home in this place. To be set adrift from the one you knew. What it is to live at the edge of towns that cannot bear your company." Morrison's us and Heap of Birds's we are all the more generative and inclusive if we consider how their words speak to non-human persons such as the great bison herds whose slaughter makes them absent from their home places. And what happens if those places -- the plains and the Rocky Mountains that meet where we will be meeting -- gain the status of personhood in our scholarly deliberations?

The theme for ASA Denver 2016 is an invitation to grapple with home/not home as an inexorable material reality of where we do American studies. Denver provides plenty of opportunities to engage local and regional histories as varied as the massacre at Sand Creek to the capitalist excesses and pretensions of Aspen and Boulder. 2016 will also be compelling in terms of timing. The first post-Obama US national election will have been decided just a few weeks before the meeting. Betty Grable, Walter Cronkite, Yehudi Menuhin, Movita Castaneda, and Albert Einstein's theory of relativity share a centenary in 2016. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the Jeep will both have 75th anniversaries. Desert Storm will have its 25th.

Denver and Colorado also figure in significant ways in North American cultural history, with Denver serving as the point from which Jack Kerouac turns On the Road south to Mexico and the Woody Creek home base (and scenes not just of Freak Party campaigns but also domestic abuse and violence) of the later Hunter S. Thompson. The music of John Denver, Judy Collins, Earth, Wind, and Fire, India.Arie, Glenn Miller, and the Lumineers comes out of Colorado. So does Warren Zevon's catchy 1991 tune "Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead" and the 1995 neo-noir Gary Fleder cult film of the same name. Both the Denver airport and Denver March Powwow could easily be the subject of multiple sessions. The Rocky Mountains have their own history even as climate change is altering rivers and forests in unpredictable ways. If all that isn't enough, ASA Denver 2016 will be the first annual meeting of the association in a state where marijuana use is legal. To conclude, a major feature of the 2016 theme is to privilege Indigenous claims to the places where we meet, claims that should indubitably command the attention of the future of American studies. Home/Not Home, however, asks for more than a recognition of Indigenous claims amid a great collection of papers and panels. The 2016 theme is a claim on the way where we are shapes and shakes up the grounding and grounded-ness of the work we imagine, make, perceive, and do.

The deadline for proposals of panels and individual papers is February 1, 2016.


All submitters will need to create a new All Academic user account. If you had a user account for the 2015 All Academic submission site, you still must create a new account for the 2016 submission site.

Submitters: note that the user name and password you currently use to enter any other ASA site will not work with the All Academic site (database) until you have also created your 2016 submitter profile and registered the same user name and password. You are submitting to a database, which is rebuilt for each annual meeting, via a web link.

Submission FAQs (PDF)

All participants must buy *both* a membership and a registration in order to be properly registered for the conference

Membership
  • All proposal submitters must be current members of the ASA (or an affiliated international American studies association) by February 1, 2016.
  • Each panel submission should also include a second current ASA (or affiliated international American studies association) member in addition to the panel organizer by February 1, 2016.
  • All other panelists, including chairs and commentators, are expected to pay their membership dues to the ASA (or an affiliated international American studies association) by April 1, 2016, if their proposal is accepted.
  • Only current members of the ASA (or an affiliated international American studies association) will be listed in the annual meeting program.
Registration
  • All participants, including chairs and commentators, are expected to pay their conference registration fees early by June 1, 2016.
  • Only registered participants will be listed in the annual meeting program.

Membership includes subscriptions to American Quarterly, the Encyclopedia of American Studies Online, and the ASA Newsletter (quarterly publication). Membership also includes discounts on conference registration and hotel. Membership is available for a calendar year only. Duration of membership is January 1 to December 31.

Dues are graduated according to income. The fee schedule below is for membership dues only. It does not include conference registration fees.

  • Student/ Emeritus/Income below $12,000--- $20.00
  • Income between $12,001 - $36,000--- $55.00
  • Income between $36,001 - $60,000--- $75.00
  • Income between $60,001 - $80,000--- $99.00
  • Income over $80,001--- $120.00
  • Lifetime Member--- $1500.00
  • Joint Member Secondary--- $15.00

Register here to begin or renew an ASA membership and for the annual meeting. There is no log in required.

The submission site will open on December 1, 2015. Follow the submission instructions precisely and start the application process early. Emailed, faxed, scanned, or posted proposals will NOT be accepted. It is not possible to extend the submission deadline or accept late submissions for any reason. The submission site will automatically shut down at 11:59 PM (Pacific) on February 1, 2016.

Proposal Submissions

We encourage you to consult Getting on the ASA Meeting Program: A Practical Guide before you submit a proposal.

Please carefully read the proposal submission requirements and guidelines below before proceeding to use the online submission site. Follow the submission instructions precisely and start the application process early. The help menu on each page of the submission site should answer your site related questions.

The ASA staff is eager to help people navigate the submission site, but that work is possible only when the staff is not pushed up against the deadline. Contact us at least 72 hours before the submission deadline if you need technical assistance. The ASA staff will also respond to emailed questions until 2 PM (Pacific) on February 1, 2016 at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). It is not possible to extend the submission deadline or accept late submissions for any reason. The submission site will automatically shut down at 11:59 PM (Pacific) on February 1, 2016.

There are a number of ways that our membership could help both themselves and the program committee when using the on-line system. First, ASA guidelines clearly state that a member may appear only once on the program. When members do not heed this advice, they create more work for the program committee as well as jeopardize both of the panels for which they have committed themselves. Second, we encourage members who have agreed to participate in a panel or have submitted a paper not to then double register as commentator and chair. Third, ASA guidelines state that sessions should reflect institutional and disciplinary diversity. One of the benefits of attending a national conference is to interact with scholars from institutions and fields other than our own. So, when proposals arrived with presenters from only one institution or field they are less attractive to a program committee regardless of content. Fourth, you may submit only one proposal. Finally, it is important to remember that the competition for these slots is extremely competitive.


Proposal Types

Proposals on any topic dealing with American Studies may be submitted for traditional paper sessions. Proposals may be submitted for sessions with alterative formats including sessions with papers and sessions without papers (see below). Proposals may also be submitted for individual papers.

Proposals for sessions with papers, including traditional paper sessions, as well as those in talk, online, or exhibit formats, should indicate in a one-page description the session subject/s and the proposed format. Such proposals should also include all relevant information requested below in the submission guidelines and instructions and must include abstracts for each individual presenter.

Proposals for sessions without papers, such as workshops, dialogues, and performances, should indicate in a one-page description the session subject/s and the proposed format. Such proposals should also include all relevant information requested below, though they need not include individual presenter abstracts.

Proposed presentations should represent work in progress, rather than published work. Presentations should offer unique, original work not presented elsewhere.

Standing Committee, Caucus, Taskforce, and Program Committee members are authorized and encouraged to submit session proposals. Proposals from organizations affiliated with the ASA are also welcome.

All Standing Committee, Caucus, Taskforce, Affiliated Society, and Program Committee member proposals must adhere to the same conditions, deadlines and restrictions as other session proposals, and are subject to review by the Program Committee.

Alternative Proposal Formats for Denver, Colorado, 2016

The Program Committee supports innovative formats that disrupt the conventional "three people reading papers" format.

The Program Committee believes that we cannot think about new, powerful connections between the academy and the world if we use only conventional academic forms. The Committee is proposing, therefore, several formats different from conventional paper-reading sessions. The Committee urges you to consider them if they seem appropriate and useful.

In order to broaden the modes of presentation and discussion in the Annual Meeting program, we invite proposals in two broad categories of non-traditional formats:

A. Sessions with Papers.

Although these resemble conventional sessions in having a chair, presentation of papers to an audience, and commentary, papers in these sessions will not be read aloud, allowing more time for informed, informal, and engaged discussion. These sessions require an abstract.

"Talk" format. Presenters will write papers, as usual, and distribute them to the chair, commentator, and other panelists by the deadline. But in the session they will "talk" their paper from notes, speaking directly to the audience rather than reading line-by-line.

On-line format. Presenters will post their papers on the Internet one month before the meeting. These sessions will be prominently marked in the program as intended primarily for an audience that has read the papers in advance and followed whatever on-line discussion they may have generated. The session will be devoted to formal commentary and group discussion. The panel will set up the web site on their own server, post the online papers, and provide the forum for discussion of them. The ASA will publicize the on line sessions and install the links from the on line program to the panel's web site and discussion blog.

Exhibit format. Presenters will post their materials on a large bulletin board that can accommodate text pages in large type, graphics, primary source extracts, etc. Video and audio clips can also be used. These sessions will feature three or four such presentations grouped around a common theme. The first half of the session gives the audience time to read and discuss each exhibit with the presenters. The second half encourages group discussion, facilitated by a chair and commentators.

B. Sessions without Papers.

In past meetings, the ASA has already sponsored many kinds of alternative sessions: roundtables, conversations, performances, multi-media presentations, readings of creative work, workshops involving audience participation, and presentations linked to the community outside the hotel (community centers, museums, secondary schools, prisons, etc.). These formats will experiment with creative forms of expression, performance and dialogue that represent a significant departure to conventional presentations of papers. These sessions require an abstract.

Performative format. Presenters will perform their work. This could include the range of artistic performing arts (dance, music, drama, spoken word, performance art) to multi-media presentations (video, film, audio, digital media) and readings of creative fiction and non-fiction.

Dialogue format (Roundtables).Presenters will engage in dialogues with each other and the audience. Possible formats could include roundtables of academics; forums with scholars, community activists, mass or alternative media-makers and public officials; conversations between performing and/or visual artists, curators, and educators about aesthetic and expressive innovations or the challenges of developing public cultures in diverse communities. This format might be particularly well suited to creating linkages with the communities outside the hotel (community centers, performing arts centers, museums, secondary schools, prisons, libraries, and other public sites).

Workshop format. Presenters will create venues to verbally and physically interact with the audience. Educators, artists, and curators, for example, could lead these workshops to emphasize the interactive challenges and possibilities of interdisciplinarity and American Studies.

We are excited about the possibilities for Denver, 2016. We hope you will join us in making this a stimulating, conversational, and useful conference for the American Studies Association and its members.


ASA Individual Paper Submission Instructions

YOU ARE PERMITTED TO SUBMIT ONLY ONE PROPOSAL.


All individual paper submitters must be current members of the ASA (or an affiliated international American studies association) in order to propose an individual paper.

All presenters must also buy a registration if their proposal is accepted in order to be properly registered for the conference. Only fully registered participants will be listed in the annual meeting program.

All individual paper submitters will need the following:

  • Individual Paper Title (maximum of 15 words per title. Do not begin the title with quotes or other characters.)
  • Paper Abstract (maximum of 500 words per abstract)
  • Session Keywords
  • Special Requests
  • Individual Author information including: first name, last name, affiliation, e-mail address, and a 350 word biographical statement. (Example of a biographical statement)
  • Confirmation of current membership status

IMPORTANT: type all information as it should appear in the program. Use appropriate grammar, punctuation, sentence construction, and do not use abbreviations. The information you type in this form will be included in the ASA program book (if your proposal is accepted). Type title as it should appear in the program (limit to fifteen words).

Do not type in all capital letters. Use initial caps only. Do not include quotations or other characters at the beginning of your title.

Those submitting individual paper proposals will receive a confirmation e-mail that the paper has been submitted. The Program Committee will organize as many individual papers as possible into sessions. Individual paper submitters will each have to create a brand new user account at the convention submission site, even if he or she submitted last year, and the submitter can edit his or her personal information, paper titles, and abstracts. Proposals may be edited after submission only until February 1, 2016, but personal information may be updated at any time.


ASA Session Submission Instructions:

YOU ARE PERMITTED TO SUBMIT ONLY ONE PROPOSAL.


All session submitters must be current members of the ASA (or an affiliated international American studies association) in order to propose a session. Each panel submission should also include a second current ASA (or affiliated international American studies association) member in addition to the panel organizer at the time of submission All other panelists, including chairs and commentators, must be current individual members of the ASA (or an affiliated international American studies association) by April 1, 2016 in order to participate if their proposal is accepted.

All participants must buy *both* a membership and a registration in order to be properly registered for the conference. Only fully registered participants will be listed in the annual meeting program.

The session submitter will need the following:

  • Session Title (maximum of 15 words)
  • Session Abstract (maximum of 500 words)
  • Session Keywords
  • Special Requests
  • Paper Title from each presenter (maximum of 15 words per title) for sessions with papers only
  • Paper Abstract from each presenter (maximum of 500 words per abstract) for sessions with papers only
  • Contact and biographical information from each session participant (presenters, chair, commentator) including: first name, last name, affiliation, e-mail address, and a 350 word biographical statement (Example of a biographical statement)
  • Indicate the current membership status of each session participant in the biographical statement. The session organizer will notify any non-member panelist immediately to join the ASA if their proposal is accepted

IMPORTANT: type all information as it should appear in the program. Use appropriate grammar, punctuation, sentence construction, and do not use abbreviations. The information you type in this form will be included in the ASA program book (if your proposal is accepted). Type title as it should appear in the program (limit to fifteen words).

Do not type in all capital letters. Use initial caps only. Do not include quotations or other characters at the beginning of your title.


Standing Committee, Caucus, Task Force, Program Committee, and Affiliated Society proposals should state the organizational sponsor's name at the beginning of the session title.

AN INDIVIDUAL MAY NOT SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE SPONSORED PROPOSAL.


Session submitters: You will receive a confirmation e-mail upon submission. You will find copies of all emails in the message center of your All Academic user account. You will serve as the primary contact with panelists and the ASA. You are responsible for editing paper titles, abstracts, and biographical statements. The proposal may be accessed only through your account. You may edit the session proposal until February 1, 2016. You will automatically create an All Academic user account for each panelist . You are also responsible for ensuring your panelists join the ASA (or are members of an affiliated international American studies association) and register for the annual meeting.

Panelists: You will find copies of all emails in the message center of your All Academic user account. You may not access the proposal through your All Academic user account. You may only update your account profile, affiliation, and contact information. You must join the ASA (or be a member of an affiliated international American studies association) and register for the annual meeting.

Submission Restrictions and Guidelines

1. So that as many members as possible will have the opportunity to be actively involved in the Annual Meeting, you may participate in only one scholarly session on the program.

2. Your name may appear on only one scholarly proposal no matter the role.

3. The Program Committee will eliminate you from consideration if your name appears on more than one scholarly proposal.

4. If your name is otherwise listed on two or more scholarly proposals in whatever role you will render those proposals ineligible for consideration by the Program Committee.

5. The Council has charged its caucuses and standing committees with organizing professional development panels. You may serve on one professional development panel and on one scholarly panel.

6. Sessions submitted without a chair will not be considered.

7. You may chair and comment on the same session.

8. You may chair and present on the same session without papers.

9. You may not chair or comment and present a paper on the same session with papers.

10. If a panel has a commentator, he or she should not be the dissertation adviser of any member of the panel.

11. Session organizers should seek out a mix of junior and senior panelists, as well as a mix of institutions represented by faculty and graduate student panelists.

A major headache at all Annual Meetings is papers that go on for too long, wearying the audience and disrupting the schedule. Session organizers should make sure that their session begins on time, and that participants do not abuse the time limits. All sessions are 105 minutes in length. This includes the reading of papers, responses by the commentators and comments from the audience. When an audience has sat through a typical session of three papers and one response by a commentator, they quite rightly feel cheated and frustrated if no time is left for audience participation.

The following chart can be used by the session chair as a guide to allocating time during the session, assuming that one takes five minutes for introductions.

Session Length Number of Papers or Presentations Time Allowed per Paper or Presentation Time Allowed for a Single Commentator Time Allowed for Audience Comments
105 minutes 3 20 (2000 words) 20 20
105 minutes 4 16 (1600 words) 16 20
105 minutes 5 13 (1300 words) 15 20

Participation Requirements

The association expects that people agreeing to appear on the ASA program should recognize their professional responsibility to support the organization with their dues as well as conference registration fees.

The session organizer should inform the members of the proposed panel of these requirements before submitting a proposal. The session organizer is also responsible for ensuring that their panelists promptly comply with these requirements.

  • All submitters must be current members of the ASA (or an affiliated international American studies association) at the time of submission.
  • Each panel submission should also include a second current ASA ( or affiliated international American studies association) member in addition to the panel organizer at the time of submission.
  • All participants are expected to pay their membership dues to the ASA (or an affiliated international American studies association) by April 1, 2016. if their proposal is accepted.
  • Only current members will be listed in the annual meeting program.
  • All participants are expected to pay their conference registration fees early by June 1, 2016.
  • Only registered participants will be listed in the annual meeting program.

On occasion, non-academic participants may with written permission of the Executive Director, be exempted from the membership requirement. Applications for exemption shall be submitted in writing to the Executive Director of ASA by April 1, 2016. These non-members, however, must register early for the annual meeting by June 1, 2016 at the non-member rate.

The Journals Publishing Division of the Johns Hopkins University Press is responsible for membership and subscription fulfillment. If you have any questions or problems concerning your membership please contact JHUP Customer Service directly at toll free (US and Canada only) at 800-548-1784 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

The Program Committee advises each participant of his or her professional and ethical obligation to appear, and also to locate suitable replacements in the event of an unavoidable withdrawal.

Fees and Funding

All participants must buy *both* a membership and a registration in order to be properly registered for the conference. The fee schedule below is for conference registration only. It does not include membership dues.

Early Registration Fee (due June 1, 2016)

Regular member or international affiliate, $125.00
Regular member or international affiliate employed part time, $75.00
Regular member student or unemployed, $65.00

Non-member, $175.00
Non-member employed part time, $100.00
Non-member student or unemployed, $90.00

After June 1, 2016, the registration fees will increase by $25.00 in the regular category and by $10 in the employed part time, student, or unemployed categories.

Participants are responsible for obtaining the funding they need to attend the Annual Meeting. Participants must arrange their own travel and accommodation.

Membership and registration fees are neither refundable nor transferable.

Forfeited registration fees will automatically transfer to the Baxter Travel Grant Fund. The Baxter Grants provide partial travel reimbursement to advanced graduate students who are members of the ASA and will travel to the convention in order to appear on the Annual Meeting program.


Audio-Visual Equipment

The ASA will supply all session rooms with a Digital Equipment Package. Included: LCD/multimedia data projector, with speakers, laptop (MS Powerpoint, CD, & DVD capable, PC but MAC compatible), screen, wireless internet, and on site technical support.

If you want additional digital equipment, you will have to rent it at your own expense. If you want to use analog equipment such as an Overhead Projector, Slide Projectors, or TV/VCR/DVD's, you will have to bring your own equipment or rent it at your own expense.

We do NOT offer Skype to accommodate individual panelists who do not attend the meeting in person. Skype is a very unsatisfactory medium for video-conferencing with a group. The picture quality when blown up to a necessary size for a group is very poor, and the speaker at the remote location will not be able to identify questioners.


Program Decisions

The Program Committee will organize sessions from individual paper proposals and, on occasion, will combine individual papers with proposed full sessions. If your paper or panel is not accepted, the Committee may call upon you to play an alternative role at the meeting as a chair or commentator. To facilitate the Committee's work, please indicate on the online submission form whether you are willing to act as chair or commentator on another session. The Committee also invites self-nominations from ASA members to serve as chairs and commentators exclusively on sessions constructed from individual submissions.

After the February 1, 2016, deadline for submission of proposals, the Program Committee will meet to review the proposals and select the sessions to be held at the upcoming Annual Meeting. The Committee will approve proposals on the basis of their quality in relation to the others submitted. The Committee will also: attempt to include sessions on a wide variety of subjects and approaches, including scholarly, pedagogical, and professional subjects; consciously support the inclusion of panels focused on topics of concern to different minority groups; strive to balance its selections between topics of continuing interest and new topics to which little or no attention has been paid; look for sessions in which scholars in different fields engage one another on a common topic; and try to span different time periods and subject matters in sessions constructed from individual papers. There will be room for specialized sessions on particular subjects.

To avoid favoritism, the Committee will take care not to overload the sessions with faculty and graduate students from institutions represented by members of the Committee. This does not disallow members of the Committee from presenting papers. The Committee will make every effort to assure diverse representation through the inclusion of minorities, women, graduate students, and international colleagues, and will seek to reflect the regional and disciplinary diversity of the Association's membership.


Notification and Participation

Once the Committee has finalized the program, all persons who have submitted proposals will be notified by email of the Committee's decisions by March 31st. All emails are also delivered to the message center of your All Academic user account. Session organizers are responsible for notifying the members of the proposed panel of the Program Committee's decision. If you do not receive an official e-mail by April 15th, it may be because you did not complete the submission process properly, your email address is incorrect, or your email has very sensitive spam blockers that are blocking the incoming email. Please e-mail the conference director at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

The session chair will coordinate contact among the session participants to ensure maximum integration of presentations. Participants should send the session chair a brief biographical statement to be used in introductions.

Almost all sessions and events will take place at the Denver Convention Center. Sessions may be scheduled from 8 am on Thursday, November 17, 2016, until 5 pm on Sunday, November 20, 2016.

Participants should be available for scheduling at any time during the entire meeting. It is not possible to guarantee any session or panelist a day or time on the program. Submitters may not request a session slot on the program.

  • If notified by May 1, 2016, the Program Committee will try to honor requests to provide reasonable scheduling accommodations for "disabled" program participants under the public accommodations provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • If notified by May 1, 2016, the ASA will provide ASL Interpretation for panels with hearing-impaired presenters.
  • If notified by May 1, 2016, the Program Committee will try to honor requests not to schedule a presentation on a religious holiday.

Scheduling will not be completed until June 15, 2016. We suggest that you do not purchase airline tickets or male travel plans before the schedule is finalized.

If a session has a commentator, that session's participants must send copies of their completed papers to him or her by October 15, 2016.


On Line Program

Sessions may post links to graphics, primary source extracts, video and audio clips, illustrations, posters, or other materials in the on line program. If notified by October 15, 2016. with the URL's and link descriptions, the ASA will install the links from the on line program to those on line materials, the panel's web site, and its discussion blog, if any. It is not possible for presenters to "upload" those materials directly to the on line program.


No-Shows

The ASA reminds participants of their professional and ethical obligation to appear in person at their session at the annual meeting. No-shows are conspicuous in their absence. They inconvenience the chair and fellow presenters, as well as those attending their session. The American Studies Association defines a no-show as someone on the program who is not physically present at her/his session at the annual meeting and who (1) has not notified ASA in advance that s/he cannot attend the meeting by October 15, 2016, and/or (2) has not submitted a presentation to be read by the chair or another person at the meeting by October 15, 2016. No-shows will not be considered for the following year's program. If you notify ASA in advance and submit a presentation to be made by someone else at their session, you will not be penalized. You are responsible for finding your own alternative presenter.

Contact Us

For further information about the Call for Proposals, you may contact the president-elect, Robert Warrior (rwarrior@illinois.edu), the program chairs Sharon Holland (pasharon@email.unc.edu), J. Kehaulani Kauanui (jkauanui@wesleyan.edu), and Jean M. O'Brien (obrie002@umn.edu), or the ASA's conference director .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)