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Submission Deadline:

5:00 p.m. ET, May 9, 2017

All proposals must be submitted online through the Online Program Proposal System. No mailed proposals will be accepted.


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Program Format

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Grants and Travel Awards

The 2018 CCCC Annual Convention consists chiefly of 75-minute concurrent sessions offered Thursday through late Saturday afternoon. Special presentations by featured speakers will be organized by the Program Chair. Half-day and all-day workshops take place on Wednesday. Special Interest Groups (SIGs) meet Thursday and Friday for one-hour business meetings.

Concurrent and Roundtable Sessions

Members may propose whole sessions as either panels or roundtables (75-minute sessions consisting of three or more speakers),  or submit a proposal as an individual, which will be combined into a panel by the Program Chair. Presenters may propose separately titled papers, performances, digital installations, visual presentations, etc., in whatever format best delivers the presenters’ ideas and engages the audience. In a panel where more than three speakers are proposed, formats such as position statements and abstracts are acceptable.

The 2018 Convention will put a premium on engagement, laboring, and languaging; therefore, every panel must be designed to allow at least 30 minutes of discussion, laboring, or languaging in some way, which may include brainstorming, audience response, or opportunities for collaboration. As per CCCC policy, individuals may be proposed for only one speaking role in a concurrent session.

Poster Sessions

Posters are visual presentations typically displayed on tables, easels, or bulletin boards. Posters will be on display throughout the Convention, and members will present and discuss their work at a dedicated session during the Convention. During these poster sessions—which are a less formal presentation of work in progress, theories, experimental work, new concepts, late-breaking research results—presenters stand next to their displays to explain content and answer questions. Proposals for posters will be peer reviewed, and those accepted will appear on the program. A poster session at this Convention is considered in every respect to be equivalent to a panel presentation and will be listed as such in the program.

Workshop Sessions

Workshops provide opportunities for engaged introductions to new developments in the field and participatory discussion of current ideas and practice. Successful workshop proposals explain clearly how registrants will participate in workshop activities and must include a schedule indicating times, registrant activities, and speakers (only the first 12 names will be listed on the program). Workshops are limited to 30–50 registrants and carry an additional fee.

Preconvention workshops are scheduled for either a full day on Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., or a half-day on Wednesday, either 9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. or 1:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Proposed workshops with no evidence of active participation by registrants will not be accepted.

Member Groups: SIGs and Standing Groups

Member Groups convene for one-hour business meetings after the last concurrent session on Thursday and Friday, and Standing Groups can also host a sponsored panel. Every Member Group that wishes to hold a business meeting must submit a proposal each year that includes a statement of the group’s interest and potential value to CCCC members, as well as any special space requirements (subject to availability). Presentation titles and speakers will not be listed in the Convention Program. Please click here for the full guidelines.

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