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Deadline December 2
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Acceptance/Rejection Rates for Proposals to 2010 Meeting

Proposals Submitted Accepted          Rejected           

Individual Papers: 223

178 (80%)
Program Committee organized 41 sessions of indiv. papers

45 (20%)
Panels: 78 74 (95%) 4 (5%)
Roundtables: 21 18 (86%) 3 (14%)
Total Sessions, Panels, Roundtables on Program 133  

Scroll down to see Instructions for Submitting a Proposal

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The NAISA Council invites and encourages submissions of propals for individual papers, panel sessions, or roundtables:

  • from scholars working in Native American and Indigenous Studies, including faculty & students in Community Colleges, Tribal Colleges, and Universities;
  • from professionals working in the field,including tribal government, Native organizations, and non-profits; and
  • from community-based scholars and elders.

NEW! THIS YEAR

For the 2010 Tucson meeting, the NAISA Council is limiting submissions to ONE APPEARANCE IN THE PROGRAM per person. In other words, a person's name can only be included in ONE proposal (with exceptions noted below) of any kind (Individual Paper, Panel, or Roundtable). The Program Committee reserves the right to disqualify proposals that include individuals named in another proposal. This change is being made to allow more people to participate in the Program, given limitations of time and space.
Exceptions: WITHIN one panel or roundtable, a person may take on
multiple roles, such as Chair & Commentator, or Chair & Paper Presenter.
Also, the Program Committee may recruit Chairs and
Commentators from people accepted onto the Program.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON PROGRAM SCHEDULING:

Individual paper presenters are allocated 20 minutes. Commentators for a panel are also allowed 20 minutes. The Program is scheduled into chunks of one hour and 45 minutes. If you are organizing a proposal for a Panel, this means you have 5/FIVE 20-minute time slots to fill. You might consider the following possible combinations:
(1) 3 papers +
Commentator + time, approximately 20 minutes, for audience questions and discussion;
(2) 3-4 papers, NO
Commentator, audience discussion;
(3) Time might be scheduled for introductory remarks by Chair to "set up" panel topic.

Instructions for Submitting a Proposal

In order to submit a proposal, please follow these steps. PLEASE read the Instructions FIRST, they take you step-by-step through the process of completing a proposal and uploading it.

1) Choose the category for your proposal--click on one of the three categories listed below--and you will go to a page with attached Instructions, and a Template for your proposal.

2) Print out the Instructions, thoroughly read before you begin the process.

3) Download and save the Template to your computer (it is a Word document), fill it out, and save it. This is your Template/Proposal. PLEASE save this file titled as "your last name, first initial." Close document before you try to upload it.

4) Go to EventInterface Abstract Collector at www.eventinterface.com/abstract/h61d267, and create an account. Please read the Instructions and complete your Template/Proposal first, as you will have a fifteen-minute time limit to create your account and upload your Template/Proposal.
Note for International Submitters: when you create an account on EventInterface, one option asks for a "state or provice" -- as in the US or Canada. In the drop down box, pick "n/a" (which means "not applicable").  You will have the option -- in another spot -- to indicate your country. All countries are listed in the drop down box for this option, but names may vary.
NOTE: part of creating an account requires EventInterface to email you a password.
This should be nearly instantaneous, but we have no control over internet service providers. Most of the time delivery is instant. Other times certain isp's hold up emails. You can always request to send the code again (it is an option on the screen), or you can log off and wait for the code. You will be instructed to enter the code the next time you log in.
**Additional Note from EventInterface: You need to allow your e-mail program to accept emails from noreply@eventinterface.com. Please be aware that some emails may be blocked by your ISP (Internet Service Provider). You can request to resend the verification code from the code page, or check your e-mail’s spam folder. GO TO THE HELP PAGE ON THE SITE. You may always contact EventInterface to activate your account. Please visit the EventInterface contact page, and send us your full name, organization and e-mail address. We will contact you shortly to activate your account. Information you are sending us must match the information you signed up with. Incomplete requests will not be responded to.

5) Follow the Instructions to upload your completed Template/Proposal to the Abstract Collector provided by EventInterface.

For suggestions on presenting a paper or organizing a panel, go to:

The Program Committee will meet in early December to review all proposals and organize the Program. Submitters will be notified of the Committee's decision beginning January 15, 2010.

If your proposal is accepted into the Program, all paper presenters and panel or roundtable participants (including Chairs, Commentators, and roundtable speakers) must REGISTER for the meeting and JOIN NAISA. Membership fees are nominal ($10 to $25) and members will save on Registration fees for the meeting.

In order to register for the meeting, go to the Register page on this website.

In order to join NAISA, please go to:  naisa.org

  • Individual Paper proposal must contain: 
  • Presenter’s name as they wish it to appear in the Program; title; institutional or organizational affiliation (if relevant); & contact information (including snail mail address, email address, and phone number);
  • Paper Title;
  • Abstract of no more than 250 words.
  • The Program Committee will meet in early December to review all proposals. Individual Papers accepted into the Program will be grouped by the Committee into sessions with 3 to 4 other papers of similar or linked topics; and the Committee will recruit a Chair for the session.
  • Panel proposal must contain:
  • Name and contact information of the person submitting the proposal;
  • Title of the panel;
  • Abstract of no more than 250 words for the panel as a whole;
  • Name & contact information of person designated as Chair. Each panel MUST have a Chair to introduce the panel and its presenters.
  • Name & contact information of person designated as Commentator. A Commentator is not mandatory for a panel, but the Program Committee strongly encourages identifying one, as their commentary and analysis contributes to panel quality; and their feedback is useful for paper presenters reporting on research-in-progress, or preparing their paper for publication.
  • For each paper presenter:
  • Name as they wish it to appear in the Program; title; institutional or organizational affiliation (if relevant); & contact information (including snail mail address, email address, and phone number);
  • Paper Title;
  • Abstract of no more than 250 words.
  • Roundtable proposal must contain:
  • Name and contact information of the person submitting the proposal;
  • Title of the Roundtable;
  • Abstract of no more than 250 words for the Roundtable as a whole;
  • Name & contact information of person designated as Chair. Each Roundtable MUST have a Chair to introduce the roundtable and its participants.
  • List of all participants, with Name as they wish it to appear in the Program; title; institutional or organizational affiliation (if relevant); & contact information (including snail mail address, email address, and phone number).
 

You will receive an email confirmation upon our receipt of your proposal.

Proposals will be reviewed by the Program Committee. All those who submitted proposals will be notified beginning January 15, 2010.

All those accepted into the program are required be members of NAISA, and are also required to register for and attend the conference.
For more information, contact UA local hosts at naisa2010@gmail.com