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Submit a Proposal: RSA 2010

Submit a Proposal: RSA 2010

All submissions for RSA 2010 program will be handled electronically and are due by September 18, 2009. 

When you access the submission website, you will be required to register with the website and receive a UserID and password.  This will be your permanent login information and you will be able to revisit your submission and edit it, as well as receive email notifications.

When you are ready to submit a proposal, you will need (in addition to the UserID and password), the institutional affiliations of all presenters and your abstract, prepared for submission in the form of a Word file.

For RSA 2010, you have the option of submitting one or more of three types of proposals, all of which are described next: an individual proposal, a panel proposal, and a special format proposal. (Multiple submissions are permitted, though you can only enter one submission at a time on the site.)

Individual Proposals

Individual proposals should be no more than 350 words in length (final presentations will be no more than 20 minutes in length). Proposals should include the title of the paper. (If you would like to see a SAMPLE individual proposal, click here.)

Panel Proposals

Panel proposals should be no more than 1250 words in length and should consist of three to five individual presentations (full sessions will last either 75 or 90 minutes). The proposal should have a proposed title for the panel at the top, followed by an introduction to the panel as a whole. Following this more general introduction should be the descriptions of the individual presentations: give the title and author of each subsequent presentation as well as a short account of each. (If you would like to see a SAMPLE panel proposal, click here.)

Special Format Proposals

Special format proposals are meant to encourage panels which are unusual in format, especially those that invite the active participation of both presenters and audiences.  Consider such formats as debates; a series of short position papers designed to generate discussion; roundtables; screenings of rhetorical performances followed by discussion; workshops; or other special formats. Special format proposals should be no more than 350 words in length and plan for a 75 or 90 minute time slot. Proposals should explain the role of the presenter(s), the role of the participants, and the goals and aims of the proceedings. (If you would like to see a SAMPLE special format proposal, click here.)

Submit Your Proposal

When you have finished reviewing these guidelines and are ready to submit your proposal to RSA 2010, CLICK HERE.

Questions? Please contact Michael Leff,

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