Call for Panel, Lightning Round, and Poster Session Proposal Submissions

The 2015 Program Committee invites submissions for poster proposals,  panel session proposals, lightning round proposals, and graduate student lightning round proposals for the 2015 SNCA annual conference at the East Carolina Heart Institute in Greenville, NC, on March 12 and 13, 2015.

Poster Proposal Submission Form (Please submit by January 30, 2015)

Session Proposal Submission Form (Please submit by January 30, 2015)

"Session proposals" include an individual speaker proposal interested in joining a panel, a full panel proposal, and lightning round proposals for graduate students and professionals. Each speaker will need to provide a 100 word abstract of their proposed topic. Panel sessions consist of 3-4 speakers talking for approximately 15-20 minutes on a topic. Lightning rounds include more speakers with less time for each individual, approximately 5-10 minutes to present on a topic. **Please note that one lightning round session will be dedicated to graduate students.

This year's theme is "Removing Barriers: Outreach & Diversity in Action." Proposals that incorporate any of the following are encouraged:

-Projects that demonstrate diversity in collection management and/or acquisitions, particularly in documenting under-represented groups
-Studies concerning the degree to which the archivist can shape a more diverse historical record
-Arrangement and description techniques that enable wider access for researchers with varied learning needs and from different backgrounds, or that utilize non-traditional staffing models
-Methods to improve access for researchers of varied ages and backgrounds
-Innovative outreach programs, particularly those designed to engage with diverse communities
-Other projects and studies which fit into the broad theme of outreach and diversity, including diversity in ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, age, culture, geography, disability, religion, political affiliation, or interests


Proposals must be submitted no later than FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2015