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Call for Proposals SOA 2016 Spring Conference

Call for Proposals SOA 2016 Spring Conference

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Friday, May 20, 2016
Quest Business and Conference Center
8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus, OH, 43240

This year we are accepting both session proposals and poster proposals at the same time. All proposal topics are welcome. Possible ideas include, but are not limited to:

• Tools for Archival Discovery, Maintenance, and/or Marketing
• Outreach and Instruction efforts
• Student, Intern, and Volunteer Experiences and Projects
• Funding for Archival Projects or Archival Facilities
• Unique Collection Development Ventures
• Preservation of Analog and/or Digital Materials
• Description and Access to Traditional, Born-digital, or Hybrid Collections

Proposals of traditional panel sessions, student and professional posters, and alternative formats such as lightening rounds, pecha kucha, fish bowl sessions, and other session formats that allow for interaction between presenters and attendees are encouraged.

The Program Committee encourages proposals from students, new professionals, first time presenters and attendees, as well as individuals from related professions.
Proposals must include the following information:

• Session Title
• Session Type (Traditional Panel, Student Poster, Professional Poster, Fishbowl, Lightening Round, Debate, Mini-workshop, World Café, etc.)
• Session proposal abstract of 250 words or less describing the session or poster and how it will be of interest to SOA attendees
• Session Description for the SOA program (150 words or less)
• Session Contact Person (Name, Institution, Title or Degree Program, Telephone Number, Email Address)
• Other Participants and Contact Information (Name, Institution, Title or Degree Program, Telephone number, email address)
• A/V or Technology Requirements
• Additional Special Needs

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: Proposal submissions are now closed.