Submit Your Proposal

Submit Your Proposal

All panel proposals must be submitted via the Submittable website by deadline: September 1, 2018. We will evaluate your proposal carefully and notify you of its final status by October 1, 2018.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Submission Deadline For Panel Proposals is September 1, 2018

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Panel Submission Process

We are modifying the organization of the 2019 ASLE conference to ensure that the conference program reflects the diverse strengths and interests of the ASLE community. As our membership and the number of conference presenters have grown, a small selection committee is likely no longer the best judge of our members’ capacious range of interests and expertise. We also want to empower ASLE members to shape the conference they will attend. As in past years, there will also be a significant number of panels organized by the conference committee based on open submission, ensuring that everyone’s interests are welcomed.

Proposed panels for the ASLE 2019 conference may be submitted until September 1, 2018. The secure submissions site requires you to create a simple login account to submit your panel proposal, which will also allow you to view your submission and make modifications up to the deadline.  Submit here: https://asle.submittable.com/submit

Please note that unlike in previous years we are not seeking only preformed panels. We hope to have many open panels that will choose their participants through the Call for Papers circulated in October.

All conference panels are 90-minutes long. ASLE strongly encourages organizers to experiment with alternative forms of presentation, discussion and engagement. Both scholarly and creative submissions are very welcome. Panels which are aligned with the conference themes and reflect the diversity of the ASLE mission will be given priority.

Key information:

  • Proposals for panels must include the type (traditional papers, with or without a respondent; roundtable; jam session of any kind) and a 250 word abstract for the panel outlining topic, format, and participants’ roles.
  • Preformed panels must include a short synopsis of the role of each participant and a brief bio (two or three sentences).
  • Multiple panel submissions are allowed, but keep in mind that only one paper submission is allowed per person, as participants can present only once during the conference. Pre/post conference workshop participation, organizing panels, and chairing a panel do not count as presenting. Panels may be co-proposed.
  • Panel proposals must be submitted online.
  • To encourage institutional diversity and exchange, all panels must include participants from more than one institution and from more than one academic level/sector
  • ASLE policy is currently to discourage virtual participation at our biennial conferences except in extraordinary circumstances or to accommodate disability.

Panel proposals must be submitted by September 1 2018 at https://asle.submittable.com/submit. A diverse array of panels in keeping with the conference theme will be chosen by the conference committee, and a call for papers will then be released October 1. Anyone who wishes to participate in the ASLE conference may then submit a paper proposal for consideration for inclusion within a specific panel, or within an open panel, between October 15 and December 15, 2018. Panel organizers themselves will choose presenters from the submissions that they receive and will let paper proposers know if their paper has been accepted no later than January 10, 2019. All paper proposals that do not find a home in the panel to which they were submitted will be considered for placement into one of the conference’s many open panels.

Thank you for your patience as we attempt this two-step method of organizing our biennial gathering. Our desire is to maximize the ability of our membership to participate in the shaping of the conference, an event at the very heart of our ASLE community. As interest in the environmental humanities has greatly expanded, we hope this structure will not only be more transparent but will take better advantage of the wide-ranging interests, expertise, and diversity within ASLE.  Please email us at info@asle.org with any questions.

 

Note: you must be or become a member of ASLE by the time of registration to present at the conference. Join or check your membership status

We encourage undergraduate involvement in ASLE, and specifically at the organization’s biennial conferences and off-year symposia. To ensure that the experience is a positive one for the student(s) and faculty member(s), the Graduate Student Liaisons have developed this guide as a resource for faculty interested in involving their undergraduate students in ASLE: ASLE_Guide_FacultyUndergradEngagement