- Proposed Sessions with designated Chair, Session
Precis (750 words maximum), and Abstracts for each participant
(1,000 words maximum) are due no later than the announced submission deadline.
- The Executive Committee will not accept any
Proposed Session submission that does not also include a designated
Chair for the Session. The Session Chair cannot give a separate paper
(apart from the Introduction to the Session). The Session Chair must
not be included elsewhere on the Conference Program. Normally
the Session Proposer is the Session Chair.
- Proposers must indicate
the name of the person designated to chair the session. The Session
Chair can give a 15-20 minute Introduction to the theme of the session.
If accepted, the Chair can be listed as
"Proposed, Chaired, and Introduced by [name of Chair]". This
formulation should be sufficient for the Chair to seek home funding
for conference participation. If the Proposer as Chair also gives an introductory paper, the session must include at least three other speakers.
- Proposed Sessions with three speakers will
have a 2 hour session; those with four speakers will have a 2.5 hour
session; and those with five speakers will have a 3 hour session. Each
speaker will have a maximum of 20 minutes presentaton time.
- All participants in the
session should be informed in advance of the "ground rules"
for the session. This includes payment of dues and registration
deadlines, presentation time limits, role of the session chair, sharing
of papers at least one month prior to the conference, etc.
Proposed Session line-up should include all of the following information
(to be submitted along with other required materials):
OF CHAIR (IF DIFFERENT FROM PROPOSER)
INSTITUTION, CITY, STATE, COUNTRY OF PROPOSER AND CHAIR
OF SPEAKERS IN THE ORDER IN WHICH THEY WILL PRESENT THEIR PAPERS
IF THE SESSION IS ACCEPTED.
EACH SPEAKER, LIST: SPEAKER NAME (DISCIPLINE, INSTITUTION, CITY,
STATE, COUNTRY) [in this order and in parentheses].
EACH SPEAKER, INDICATE: PAPER TITLE
- Submissions should be completed and submitted
- Notifications of Proposed Session acceptance
will be sent via e-mail early in the new year (about mid-February
--unless indicated otherwise on the conference pages of the IAPL
- The IAPL Executive Committee must assume that
submission of a Proposed Session includes commitment of all participants
in the session that they will attend and participate in the conference
if the session is accepted.
- Notifications are sent only to the Proposer
of the Session. The Proposer is responsible for informing other members
of the Proposed Session as to the Executive Committee decision. The
Proposer must also make sure that each member of the session completes
all payments prior to the designated deadlines.
- Because of the large number of sessions and
participants in IAPL conferences, special requests for particular days
or times cannot be accommodated.
- If accepted to present a paper, each conference
participant is asked to make every effort to attend the whole conference
and to contribute to the ongoing discussion during the full range of
- The full conference program will be listed
on the IAPL website as soon as it is ready. Consult the IAPL website
on a regular basis for updates and new information.
- The Session Proposer should assure that all
participants share copies of their papers no less than a month prior
to the conference.