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Workshops as a rule concentrate on timely pedagogical issues, recently published books of broad interest in the field, or major research projects of interest to a broad spectrum of the membership. Workshops usually involve a major presentation by the organizer(s), followed by a lengthy discussion period.

Submission Requirements

  • Please see the eligibility requirements and related policies for submitting a proposal or abstract to the Program Committee.
  • Link to the submission system and select “Abstract and Proposal Submission” from the menu at the top of the page with the tan background. Follow the system prompts to complete your submission. You will be required to provide:
  • A title for your session
  • The name, academic institution, and contact information of the organizer(s)
  • The name, academic institution, and length of presentation (in minutes) for anyone giving an introduction to the session.
  • The name, academic institution, paper title, and length of presentation (in minutes) for each speaker (maximum of five)
  • The name, academic institution, and length of presentation (in minutes) for any discussant or respondent
  • A 650-word Organizer's Statement (to be typed or pasted into a text box). The organizer's statement should provide a clear overview of the workshop, describing its theme and focus and explaining the particular contribution made by each paper. Individual participants are to remain anonymous in this statement; individual presenters should be referred to as "panelist #1”, panelist #2”, etc.  The statement should also explain plans for incorporating discussion into the session, and whether the responsibility will rest with the session chair, with the presenters themselves, or with an invited respondent.  If a respondent is used, the respondent's qualifications should be described, without, however, identifying the individual.
  • An abstract (maximum of 650 words excluding bibliography) for every paper to be presented in your session (each to be typed or pasted into a text box).  Make sure these abstracts are anonymous, but identify them as "Paper #1", "Paper #2", etc. This will inform the Program Committee of the order of presentation and will make it easier for you to refer to individual abstracts in your Organizer's Statement (see above).   Before the speakers in your session prepare their abstracts, please ask them to become familiar with the instructions for authors of abstracts. Note:  The Program Committee is aware that if a particular workshop’s format does not call for panelists to give substantive talks, the organizer may submit very short abstracts or none at all. In such cases, however, the organizer’s statement must justify the format and explain why regular abstracts are not being provided.
  • Speakers' audio-visual needs (if any). The Program Committee reserves the right to limit the audio/visual equipment requested.

You will also be asked to indicate whether you have submitted this proposal to the AIA and that you have confirmed the membership status of all participants in the session.

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