NOTES TO ROUND TABLE ORGANIZERS

Definition:

THE ROUND TABLE is a 2-3 hour PLENARY session, listed on the IAPL Call for Papers, including the ROUND TABLE Organizer name, discipline, and institution.

THE ROUND TABLE ORGANIZER invites ALL of the speakers for the session.

Typically, the THE ROUND TABLE ORGANIZER is the Conference Coordinator.

ROUND TABLE ORGANIZER AND CHAIR:

  1. The ROUND TABLE organizer will chair the session. The ROUND TABLE organizer will be listed as follows: "Organized, Chaired, and Introduced by [name of round table organizer]".
  2. The ROUND TABLE organizer should present a 15-20 minute overview of the theme of the session.
  3. The ROUND TABLE organizer will lead the discussion, making sure that there is ample time for questions from the audience.

ROUND TABLE PARTICIPANTS:

  1. The ROUND TABLE will last for three hours and should include four to five speakers.
  2. Speakers should be restricted to 15 minutes speaking time. There should also be ample time for discussion from the audience.
  3. ROUND TABLE organizers can construct the three hour sessions in alternative ways as long as all speakers are fully aware in advance of the "ground rules" for the session and ample time for discussion of papers is preserved.
  4. All participants should share copies of their papers with each other no less than a month prior to the conference. This process should be mediated by the ROUND TABLE organizer.

IAPL DUES AND REGISTRATION FEES:

  • Each participant must be informed in advance that dues and registration fees are to be paid no later than January 1st for the conference year. The ROUND TABLE organizer is responsible for assuring that each member of the session completes this process by the indicated deadlines. Everyone listed on the conference program (including host participants) must pay IAPL dues and registration fees.
  • Dues and registration can be completed online .

ROUND TABLE FINAL LINE-UP:

  • Preliminary line-up of ROUND TABLE session is due no later than June 15th in time for inclusion on the Call for Papers.
  • Complete and final line-up of ROUND TABLE session is due no later than September 15th.
  • Session Line-Up should include all of the following information (a form is available for this purpose):
    • Title of ROUND TABLE session
    • Name of Organizer
    • Brief Summary of Session Topic
    • Discipline, Institution, City, State or Province, Country for Organizer(s) and Chair
    • List of Speakers in the Order in which they will present their papers
    • For each Speaker, list: Discipline, Institution, City, State or Province, Country, E-mail Address
    • For each Speaker, list: Paper Title (as it should be included in the final Program)

ROUND TABLE PARTICIPANT FORM:

  • Each speaker must also complete the Participant Form at the time of Registration for the conference.
  • Session Organizers are responsible for assuring that each speaker, organizer, and chair for the session completes this form and registers for the conference.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

  • Prompt and timely aherence to deadlines for complete session listings and submissions will be much appreciated. Delay in one session can hold up finalizing the whole conference program.
  • Questions should be sent to: Hugh J. Silverman, IAPL Executive Director: execdir@iapl.info

 

UPDATED: 27-Jan-2010