Call for Special Sessions
The form for submitting your special session proposals is below.
The NAAFE 2015 forum committee is responsible for developing the program agenda and sessions. This is done by grouping the submitted abstracts with similar topics/themes into unified sessions. We are asking your help to develop the program and promote collaboration by proposing special sessions related to your field of expertise.
The purpose of special sessions is to organize a session in advance with a single theme that could be composed of panels, presentations, and/or discussants with moderators, focused on timely issues related to policy, events, theory or methodology, and taking advantage of your special areas of interest and expertise
If you are interested in organizing a special session, please submit a proposal. We encourage your session proposals along the lines of the general conference themes, but we also are interested in session topics relevant to current issues, new methodologies, and/or others that merit a concentrated focus.
Session proposals will undergo peer review by the Scientific Committee, and prospective session organizers will receive acceptance decisions and/or suggestions for additions or improvements. Session proposals must be submitted electronically via the online submission form by December 7, 2014. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by December 15, 2014.
Session Proposal Requirements
Session proposals require the following information
- Session title: Remember, session titles are critical—most people make decisions about what session to attend based solely on the title. Please choose carefully.
- Session format: Individual speakers, panel discussion, etc.
- Duration of session: How many minutes you need for your session.
- Session description: The description can be up to 2000 words and should describe the objective and justification for the session (why it’s an important topic), and as much information as possible about the people who will participate. The more precise information you provide, the better—for example including names of speakers and panelists is preferable to listing generic types of individuals.
- Major topic: Select the theme that is most relevant to your session proposal. You will have the option of selecting “other.”
- All session presenters must submit an abstract, but these abstracts will not be subjected to scientific review. Abstracts are not required for individuals serving as a session panelist, who are not giving a formal presentation.
- All session presenters and organizers are expected to register for the conference and pay the registration fee to attend.
- Accepted special session presenters must be registered by Friday, April 3 to remain in the program.
- Financial support for travel is not available for organizers or presenters.
- Session organizers will be responsible for communicating abstract submission and conferenceregistration instructions to their invited presenters.
Submit a Session Proposal
The period for proposing special sessions has ended.