Sirens Sirens
October 16–19, 2014
Near Portland, Oregon
hauntings poem There once was a specter... who was a woman.
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If you are interested in presenting in 2014, whether that means a paper, lecture, panel, workshop, roundtable discussion, afternoon class, or combination presentation, you'll need to:

  • read our home page to understand the conference's purpose and audience;
  • read our Call for Proposals and guidelines page, and understand the vetting process and timeline;
  • write to the programming team at (programming at with any questions you need addressed in order to complete your proposal;
  • gather email addresses of any co-presenters, who will receive an invitation to input their individual names, additional titles, biographies, summaries, and abstracts to complete your submission;
  • determine a final title for your entire submission;
  • prepare 50–100 words of summary to be listed on our website and in our program book;
  • prepare a biography of 50–100 words for our website and program book; and
  • prepare your abstract (or abstracts, in the case of pre-empaneled sets of papers) of 300–500 words. Those proposing to lead a roundtable discussion, and panel moderators, may submit 10–15 sample questions in lieu of a formal abstract, and workshop and afternoon class leaders may submit lesson plans instead of abstracts; and
  • click the following button (which will appear if the system is open) to enter our submissions system.



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