2013 NWSA ANNUAL CONFERENCE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
When are accept/decline notifications sent?
Accept/decline notifications were sent via email on or before April 19, 2013
. If you submitted a proposal but did not receive a notification email, please first check your spam folder and then contact email@example.com
Please save your accept/decline email notification.
All presenters, including pre-conference presenters and all moderators, must be current (2013) individual members
of NWSA AND pre-registered
for the conference no later than July 8, 2013
. Panel organizers are responsible for conveying information about this requirement to prospective participants. Membership and Conference Registration are two separate processes and require separate fees. Individual members receive reduced conference registration rates. Please complete these steps as soon as possible to assist with conference planning.
It is important that you log in to renew your membership using the same credentials. Please do not create a new account or your membership and registration will not be linked to your proposal.
Institutional memberships include three complimentary student
memberships, which can be used to meet the membership requirement for presenting students. Current institutional memberships should select three students and submit an individual membership form for each student, without payment, and send to the national office. Institutional memberships to
do not include staff or faculty individual memberships. For more information about membership see the membership page
Each presenting member of a panel, workshop or presentation, including the moderator, must meet these requirements. If you have organized a panel with community partners and activists, each presenter is required to be a current NWSA member and pre-registered for the conference by the deadline. In prior years, community partners have fundraised independently to attend, committed their own organizational funds to attend, or the university partner has funded their participation in the conference.
Whereas we do not have a strict rule on how many times a participant can appear in the program, we do recommend no more than two because of scheduling challenges.
If you have been a member in prior years, or you created a non-member guest log in to submit your panel, please log into www.nwsa.org
using your username and password. Once logged in, look on the left hand side of the page for a message that says “Welcome Your Name” and your expiration date. If you have a current membership, this date will read “12/31/2013”
If it reads a date prior to 12/31/2013, please click “Renew”
on the left side menu bar.
If you have had a membership with NWSA, and do not know your online username and password, go to www.nwsa.org
and click on “Forgot your password?
” under “Member Login.” Enter the email address you have used to renew your membership from previous years.
All memberships run on a calendar year. 2013 memberships expire on December 31, 2013.
Login using the created a non-member guest login to submit your panel. Once logged in, look on the left hand side of the page please click “Renew.” Please note, it is important that you use the same credentials that you used to submit under the guest login in order to avoid duplications in the system.
This will usually happen if you submitted an individual paper. The committee has placed your individual paper submission into a panel with other members whose submissions best match yours.
If you have been assigned AV, the room which you are presenting in will have “AV” in its title. “AV” includes an LCD projector and laptop. Any rooms without “AV” in the title will not have this equipment. AV rooms are not internet equipped. If you have A/V, please ensure that you are not using internet based applications in your presentation.
NWSA receives far more requests for AV resources than we can provide at the conference. While we work to meet as many requests as we can, we cannot provide AV to all who request it. The Program Committee reviews all requests for accepted proposals including the A/V rationale and makes those decisions as a part of developing the conference program. We encourage presenters to consider using alternative formats such as handouts to convey visual information.
Each session is 75 minutes, so please plan your presentation accordingly. Remember that “giving a paper” is not the same thing as “reading a paper.” Your argument should be clear and brief. It takes about 2 minutes to read a double-spaced page, so a 5-6 page paper would yield a 10 minute presentation. Make sure to allow time for Q&A at the end of your session, ensuring that you stay within the allotted 75 minutes. Read more about presenting HERE
During the submission process, submitters are offered the opportunity to volunteer to moderate a session. Volunteers are assigned to a session during the scheduling process. When the online schedule is posted, please search for your name to review the sessions you have been assigned to moderate. Read more about moderating HERE
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org