|Instructions for Submitting an Organized Diamond Session|
On the basis of their increasing popularity among scholars and with the inspiration of a successful experiment undertaken at the 2010 Annual Meeting in Nashville, the American Folklore Society invites organized session proposals in what we are calling the Diamond format, a formalized presentation genre structured by time and images:
presentations are seven minutes long and are organized around 21 slides that
are set to advance automatically every 20 seconds.
Organized Diamond sessions will include between six
and ten presentations on a common theme. All Diamond sessions
will be constructed with an initial seven minutes allotted for preparation and
introduction of the session as a whole, seven minutes for each Diamond
presentation, and the balance of the available time dedicated to discussion of
the full set of presentations. At the discretion of the session chair, the discussion
time may be used for response by a formal discussant, open "full room”
questions and answers, break-out time in which presenters can confer with
interested audience members, or a combination of these discussion formats.
Proposal Process: The path for submitting the proposal begins on the 2011 Annual Meeting page, with the link for "submitting a presentation or session proposal online." The chair of the session must use that path to submit online her registration, registration fee payment, and the organized session proposal form, including long and short abstracts for the panel as a whole, as well as contact information, titles, and short abstracts for each presenter on the panel.
participants in the session must provide their proposal
information to the chair well before the deadline, and must separately
submit their own registration and registration fee payments.
Registration may be accessed from the 2011 Annual Meeting page, or from
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