The database is officially closed for proposals for our 35th annual conference.
Be sure to register for the conference before rates go up on January 1st.
Our preliminary conference program should be available at www.southwestpca.org the first week of January.
Due to the overwhelming response, with our database working overtime to handle the flood of submissions, the SW PCA/ACA executive team has decided to extend the submission period to November 15, 2013.
This will give those who have not decided to attend this year's conference a chance to submit a paper/panel proposal!
Submit today! Remember, all roads lead to ABQ, NM in February ...
We Will Be There, Will You?
All proposals for the 2014 conference *must* be submitted through this database. Each applicant may only submit one paper proposal. A proposal should be original work that has not been previously published or presented elsewhere.
Please review the organization's extensive list of individual Subject Areas (http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/) to determine which area should receive your proposal. Each Subject Area Chair has his/her own CFP (which should be posted by July 15). Many of these CFPs list area-specific proposal requirements, so please read them over carefully before submitting your proposal.
The Southwest PCA/ACA has a rolling review system. The appropriate Area Chair should review and either accept or reject your proposal within 2 weeks of submission; the database will then send you an automated email. (After 2 weeks, feel free to email the Area Chair to check on your proposal's status.)
The preliminary conference program will be available on www.southwestpca.org in early January.
USER ACCOUNT: In order to submit a proposal, you will need to create an account. Please be aware that your username will be visible to Area Chairs and conference staff. For the "Affiliation" field, please put *only* the name of your institution (or "Independent Scholar") - and please do *not* abbreviate. The database will then send you an automated email, which you will need to use to validate your new account before submitting your proposal.
PAPER PROPOSALS: When filling out the proposal form, create a descriptive presentation title using title-style capitalization; please do *not* use any italics, bolding, or underlining. (Please put any book/film/TV show titles in quotation marks.) Then, copy and paste your abstract into the appropriate text box; please do *not* attach your abstract as a file. Use the file attachment section if your specific Area Chair requires additional information (such as a CV or working bibliography).
PANEL PROPOSALS: If you would like to propose a full panel comprised of multiple (3 or 4) individual papers, you will need to submit each paper on a *separate* proposal form - with its own presentation title, abstract, etc. (Otherwise, if accepted, the panel/papers/presenters will not show up correctly in the program.) Simply notate on each proposal that it is part of a panel submission, and also include broader panel information (panel title, panel chair, etc.).
ROUNDTABLE PROPOSALS: If you would like to submit a proposal for a roundtable, use the normal proposal form, but clearly indicate in both the Title field and the abstract that it is a roundtable. (Roundtables should typically have 3 or 4 participants.)