The Conference Proposal Proposing Persuading Cheryl Geisler Lecture Conference by knowledgegod

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									              The Conference
                 Proposal

Proposing &
Persuading           Cheryl Geisler
                       Lecture 2




Conference Problem:
    Your Ideas




 The Conference Proposal




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            Why Conference?
•   Annual get-together
•   Showcase new developments
•   Share lessons learned
•   Report research
•   Explore a topic in depth
•   Meet people with similar interests




       Why Call for Proposals?
• Need to fill time slots
• Need to attract registration
• Need to build community




                 Why P&P?
• Short proposal
• All the issues
• Encourage professional/community
  participation




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                Sample 1
A senior who has been working on an
  Undergraduate Research Project for a few
  years writes a proposal to give as poster
  presentation for a conference in that
  research area.
           • Type: KNOWLEDGE
            • Expertise: SCHOOL
       • Audience: RESEARCHERS




                Sample 2
• A graduate student who works as an
  Information Architect writes a proposal to
  give a talk at a conference on Library &
  Information Technology about the
  changing landscape of content delivery.
            • Type: KNOWLEDGE
              • Expertise: WORK
   • Audience: ANOTHER PROFESSION




                Sample 3
• A graduate student whose wife is involved
  in media literacy writes a proposal to do a
  workshop with her on media literacy at a
  librarian’s conference.
            • Type: KNOWLEDGE
              • Expertise: FAMILY
    • Audience: ANOTHER PROFESSION




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                Sample 4
• A distance student who supports the in-
  house use of a software product proposes
  to attend the corporate-sponsored
  conference for users and give a talk
  describing his company’s experience with
  deployment.
           • Type: EXPERIENCE
             • Expertise: WORK
         • Audience: COLLEAGUES




                Sample 5
• An undergraduate who captains the RPI
  equestrian team write a proposal to do a
  interactive session on proper stretching
  techniques for the National Youth Leader
  Society.
                • Type: SKILL
             • Expertise: HOBBY
         • Audience: COLLEAGUES




                Sample 6
• A student involved in the artistic
  community in her home town writes a
  proposal for a panel discussion between
  artists and citizens in her small town for an
  arts education conference.
           • Type: PERSPECTIVE
          • Expertise: COMMUNITY
        • Audience: PROFESSIONALS




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Toward a Conference Proposal
• What is it you know/do/experience that not
  everyone knows/does/experiences?
• What kind of people would want to know
  it?
• What organization do these people belong
  to?
• Are they having a conference?




          Sources of Topics
• Knowledge OR skill OR experience
• School OR work OR life
• Colleagues OR another profession OR
  professionals




    Features of a Good Topic
• You know or want to know a lot about the
  topic.
• You can see trying to make something
  happen
• You have access to the people and
  knowledge you would need
• Working on the topic will help you further
  your own goals.




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             The Key P&P Move
  Finding a core topic that will keep you going
    through all the proposals


           Conference Unsolicited Solicited
            Proposal   Proposal Proposal




       Finding Conference RFPS




        Conference RFP Search:
            Lay of the Land
                     “Call for Papers” 2008
                    “Call for Proposals” 2008
                    “Call for Presenters” 2008



         + Area       + Organization             + Role


  “Call for Papers” “Call for Proposals”    “Call for Presenters”
2008 Biomathematics      2008 STC            2008 undergraduate




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        Let’s try it together!
• An area
• An organization
• A role




   Selecting Conference RFPs




   A Taxonomy of Call Status

                              Past
      Active
                             Deadline

                                    Not
                       Posted
                                   Posted

                                One
                    Annual
                                Time    Annual




                                                 7
   Search




Search Results




Past Deadline




                 8
    Expired Request




Past Deadline but Posted




Understanding the RFP




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                     Sample
• When submitting conference proposals, please:
  – Include a 200-250 word description of the content of
    your paper, session, or workshop
  – Indicate the type of session being proposed (a panel
    of 3-4 speakers, a single speaker to be paired with
    others, an interactive workshop, a demonstration)
  – List all presenters (if applicable)
  – Specify the grade level(s) addressed in the proposal
    (Elementary, Secondary, College, General, or Cross-
    level)




                       Form
• When submitting conference proposals, please:
  – Include a 200-250 word description of the
    content of your paper, session, or workshop
  – Indicate the type of session being proposed (a panel
    of 3-4 speakers, a single speaker to be paired with
    others, an interactive workshop, a demonstration)
  – List all presenters (if applicable)
  – Specify the grade level(s) addressed in the proposal
    (Elementary, Secondary, College, General, or Cross-
    level)




                     Format
• When submitting conference proposals, please:
  – Include a 200-250 word description of the content of
    your paper, session, or workshop
  – Indicate the type of session being proposed
    (a panel of 3-4 speakers, a single
    speaker to be paired with others, an
    interactive workshop, a demonstration)
  – List all presenters (if applicable)
  – Specify the grade level(s) addressed in the proposal
    (Elementary, Secondary, College, General, or Cross-
    level)




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                    Components
• When submitting conference proposals, please:
  – Include a 200-250 word description of the content of
    your paper, session, or workshop
  – Indicate the type of session being proposed
    (a panel of 3-4 speakers, a single speaker to be
    paired with others, an interactive workshop, a
    demonstration)
  – List all presenters (if applicable)
  – Specify the grade level(s) addressed in
   the proposal (Elementary, Secondary,
   College, General, or Cross-level)




                            Areas
• No areas
• Many areas
• The DCMI 2002 Programme Committee
  invites papers in the following categories:
  – E-Government
  – Search engines and metadata
  – Educational metadata: improving
    communication
  – Knowledge management ….




                        Deadlines
      • submit by 15 June 2007
         – Courses
         – Workshops (Organizers)
      • submit by 3 Oct 2007
         –   Workshops (Participants)
         –   Case Studies
         –   Doctoral Consortium
         –   Panels
         –   Interactivity
      • submit by 8 Jan 2008
         – Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
         – Work-in-Progress
         – alt.chi




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             Coming Up




             What’s Due
• Yesterday: Self-Assessment
• Next Mon: Style Workshop 1
• Next week: Individual Conferences




      Individual Conference
• Ideas about course in general
• one or more possible conference RFPs
  (just URLs is fine)




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     Two Weeks: Conference
       Proposal Draft 1/26
• Locate a conference RFP in an area in
  which you might have something to
  contribute
• Draft a proposal in response
• include the URL at the bottom of your
  proposal
• Be sure to follow directions completely




        Conference Sign Up




                        Questions?




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