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Saturday, March 15 • 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Workshop 5: Proposing and Moderating Conference Content

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ORGANIZER/MODERATOR: Ryan Brubacher, Occidental College


  • Ryan Brubacher, Occidental College
  • Maureen Burns, IMAGinED
  • Nicole Finzer, Northwestern University

This workshop aims to inspire and guide participants to get more directly involved in conferences, both VRA and other related conferences, such as ARLIS, MCN, ALA or SAA. Developing the conference programming skills of our full membership will help us to build upon and diversify our own conference programming as a professional association. The workshop will provide practical advice and encouragement for individuals to take advantage of the opportunity to share their work with colleagues, and engage in professional development through the networking, negotiating and planning that goes into a great conference program.

The workshop will explore conference programming in several ways. First, it will introduce types of conference programming and calls for proposals across several VR related professional conference (including ARLIS, MCN, and others). Second, it will outline a set of best practices for building a conference proposal, and allow participants work time and brainstorming with workshop leaders. Third, our speakers will provide tips for a successful panel, workshop, user group, academic paper “performance” in the actual conference setting. Finally, the workshop leaders will discuss the importance of and opportunities for publishing using conference presentations as a source of material.
Endorsed by the Education Committee

Free / Limited to 30 participants
To reserve your spot, register at VRA 32 Conference web site beginning December 6.

Saturday March 15, 2014 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Kennedy & Roosevelt Rooms, 7th floor

Attendees (5)