Dear CSW members,
With September well under way, it is time to begin planning programming for the 2013 AEJMC conference in Washington, D.C. I have attached the AEJMC Panel Form to propose research, PF&R and teaching panels for inclusion in the conference program. The form asks for information on possible panelists and co-sponsors, along with a summary of the panel topic, etc.
I encourage you to consider possible co-sponsors for your panel and even take the step of contacting other groups about their willingness to co-sponsor your proposal. At the August conference in Chicago, CSW successfully partnered with a wide range of co-sponsors, including Cultural and Critical Studies Division, International Communication Division, Sports Communication Interest Group, Minorities and Communication Division, Religion and Media Interest Group, and Advertising Division. Working with other divisions and interest groups raises CSW’s profile and increases our ability to offer diverse, high-quality programming. All proposals should include suggestions for possible co-sponsors, but proposals that include a commitment for co-sponsorship are more likely to make it onto the schedule in D.C.
Please consider proposing any and all ideas that may relate to the mission, history, or future of CSW. Given the location of the conference, panels that deal in some way with politics may be particularly appropriate for 2013.
As CSW Vice-Chair, I am happy to work with you on ideas, proposals, or logistics of finding a co-sponsor. If you have an idea for a panel and would like to solicit panelists, please send me your idea and I’ll be happy to share the request with CSW members. I also urge you to make use of the CSW facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/groups/42859433955/) to network with potential panelists.
Examples of successful proposals from last year include:
The deadline for panel submissions is October 30. Please send proposals directly to me: firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to working with you to create exciting programming for CSW.
Dr. Spring-Serenity Duvall
University of South Carolina-Aiken
471 University Parkway
Aiken, SC 29801