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Organized Symposia Call for Proposals

AAEA seeks submissions for Organized Symposia for the 2012 AAEA Annual Meeting in Seattle. Proposals need to be received by January 16, 2012, and should be submitted using AAEA’s online abstract submission system. Material previously presented cannot be accepted, and the submitting author will be asked to verify that the material has not been presented elsewhere.

Organized Symposium sessions highlight ideas or works-in-progress on a topic involving cooperative or competing efforts by two or more panelists. Symposia may involve panel discussions of prepared questions, debates, roundtable meetings, or other formats. Formal paper presentations are usually not encouraged. If such presentations are proposed, the organizer should explain how they will fit into a tightly coherent theme. In any event, at least half of the session time should be reserved for discussion among the panelists and between the panelists and the audience.

Symposia may offer discussions of policy issues, research methods, emerging research results, teaching or outreach topics, issues in professional organization, or other matters.

At least one author must be a member of AAEA, and all presenters, speakers, and/or discussants at the Annual Meeting must be members of AAEA and registered for the Annual Meeting.

Proposals should include: session title, session rationale, names and contact information for the organizer and other participants, and a description of the symposium format that includes plans for discussion.

You can submit your proposal using AAEA's online abstract system. You must be a 2012 AAEA member or pay a non-refundable $25 submission fee in order to submit to the 2012 Annual Meeting.

Notification of whether a proposal has been accepted will be sent by mid-March, or as soon as possible thereafter.