Intl WRT CTR Conf

Conference Format and Proposal Guidelines

The 2012 conference will have 75-minute concurrent sessions from Thursday morning until late Saturday afternoon. Special Interest Groups and board meetings can be scheduled for Thursday and Friday evenings for business meetings.

  • Whole Session Panels: Three to four presentations of 15-20 minutes per presentation coordinated around a central theme. The panel must be designed to allow at least 15 minutes of discussion and audience response.
  • Individual Presentations: Individual submissions delivered in 15-20 minutes will be combined into a panel of three to four presents by the Program Chair.
  • Roundtable: Designed around a specific theme, three to four presenters briefly address a central issue or question followed by audience participation. These sessions should be highly interactive.
  • Workshops: (75-minute sessions) Highly interactive, these sessions provide participants a chance to share knowledge and experience around specific topics and new developments in the field. While guiding discussion and providing expertise, workshop leaders need to actively involve the audience and allow for their contributions to the discussions.
  • Lightning Talks: Presenters offer five-minute presentations on research interests and ideas; participants then join presenters in break-out sessions for discussion. Note: Please limit supplemental materials to the overhead projector and /or handouts.
  • Posters: Presenters display posters that inform viewers about a specific topic. During a dedicated time and space, presenters will be scheduled to explain and discuss their topic with conference attendees. Text and graphics should be legible from a distance of 4-6 feet. You will have a table on which to display your work.
  • Performance: Alternative depictions of research using music, art, dance, film or other media.
Audiovisual Equipment

If your presentation requires an LCD projector, there will a $50 fee. You will need to bring your own laptop.

General Guidelines for Proposals

1.  Directors, graduate students, and peer tutors are invited to submit proposals.

2.  Please follow the proposal format carefully.

3.  Be as clear and concise as possible. We anticipate a large volume of proposals and supplemental materials will decrease the efficiency of the review process.

4.  Please meet the May deadline.

5.  Official invitations will be sent in early June.

The deadline for proposals has passed.