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Instructions for Submitting a Forum
Forums are informal discussions organized around a specific subject, issue, theme, or topic. Forums may include no more than six participants, and should be designed for extensive interaction among the panel and audience. While not intended as paper sessions, forums may include very brief (5 minute) prepared presentations. Forum proposals do not require presentation titles or abstracts from the individual participants.

Required Materials:

  • text for the short (100-word) and long (500-word) abstract for the forum as a whole, to be pasted into text boxes on the form
  • a Word .doc containing only the short abstract to be attached to the form
  • the names, affiliations and email addresses of all participants

Proposal Process: Forums fall within the category of "organized sessions." The path for submitting the proposal begins on the 2011 Annual Meeting page, with the link for "submitting a presentation or session proposal online."

In the specific case of a forum proposal, the chair of the forum must use that path to submit online her registration, registration fee payment, and the organized session proposal form, including a long and short abstract for the forum as a whole and the names, affiliations and email addresses of all participants.

All participants in the forum must provide their contact 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 the Calendar.

As noted above, you must attach a Word document to the online proposal form containing the short abstract for the session. Before you begin your submission, please prepare the Word document using AFS style so you can attach it to the form later in the process.

You must submit your proposal no later than March 31, 2011.

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