Participant Proposals, Big Berks 2020 Meeting
Can I participate in more than one session if I am in different roles (such as chair and presenter)?
No, attendees may only participate on one panel at the Big Berks 2020. We ask that everyone limit their submissions to one role in one proposal.
Will the Program committee accept some papers from a panel proposal and not others, and then recombine the papers into new panels?
No; panels will not be broken up and recombined. The Program Committee will either accept or reject as a whole a proposed panel/roundtable/presentation.
I see on the Berks website that traditional panels consist of three 20-minute papers and a chair, or three 15-minute papers, a chair with a commentator. Will the Program Committee allow for a panel with four 15-minute papers with a chair but no commentator?
Yes, any of these structures works for a proposed panel; the main requirement is that each format needs time at the end of the session for questions from the audience.
Where can I find all the information that is needed for each session type?
All the information needed for each session can be found by clicking on the submission page. Each session type has a drop-down description and will let you know the information that is needed.
Can I submit an individual paper?
Not for a traditional paper submission. There are two ways, however, to submit individual presentations: either as a “pop up talk” or a “digital poster session.” (see Call for Papers) If you prefer a traditional panel, we encourage you to take advantage of social media outlets, especially the Berks Facebook page and Twitter account @BerksConference. Also consider other organizations’ social media accounts or lists such as H-Net to connect with scholars/artists/activists who are working on similar topics or themes to form full panel proposals.
Can I wait to become a member of the Berks after my proposal is accepted, or must I become a member to submit a proposal?
You can wait to become a member of the Berks when your proposal is accepted. You must become a Berks member in order to participate in a session at the Big Berks 2020. You can become a member at the same time that you register for the conference.