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Invited speakers

Three-hour symposia

  • Two speakers, 50 minutes each
  • One commentator, 25 minutes
  • Speakers' replies (optional), five minutes each
  • 45-55 minutes left for discussion

Author-meets-critics sessions

Three-hour sessions

  • Two speakers, 50 minutes each
  • One author/respondent, 25 minutes
  • 55 minutes left for discussion

Two hour sessions

  • Two speakers, 30-35 minutes each
  • One author/respondent, 20 minutes
  • 30-40 minutes left for discussion

Two-hour invited papers

  • One speaker, 50 minutes
  • One commentator, 25 minutes
  • Speaker's reply (optional), 5 minutes
  • 40-45 minutes left for discussion

OR

  • Two speakers, 40-45 minutes each
  • 30-40 minutes left for discussion

Informational Sessions

Two-hour sessions

  • Two speakers, 40-45 minutes each
  • No commentator; 30-40 minutes left for discussion

Three-hour sessions

  • Three speakers, 45 minutes each
  • No commentator; 45 minutes left for discussion

Deadlines

  • Invited speakers send abstracts of papers to the National Office by June 1. Abstracts can be submitted using  this form. (Note: it is important to impress this upon speakers.)
  • Invited speakers send papers to commentators by September 1.
  • Commentators send comments to speakers by November 15.

Submitted papers

Colloquium papers

  • One speaker, 20 minutes
  • One commentator, 10 minutes
  • Speaker's reply (optional), 5 minutes
  • 25-30 minutes left for discussion

Two-hour submitted symposia

  • One speaker, 35 minutes
  • One commentator, 20 minutes OR two commentators, 15 minutes each
  • Speaker's reply (optional), 5-10 minutes
  • 45-65 minutes left for discussion

Note: the time limits on submitted papers are determined by the word limits imposed on submissions.

Deadlines

  • Papers and abstracts will have been in the National Office byFebruary 15.
  • Speakers send papers to commentators and session chairs bySeptember 1.
  • Commentators send comments to speakers byNovember 15.

Note: The Eastern Division uses only one chair per two- or three-hour colloquium session (unlike the other two divisions, which have a different chair for each paper).


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