[URPE] Call for panel (or even paper) proposals
al at economics.utah.edu
Tue Oct 19 09:30:03 MDT 2010
Call for URPE Panels at the 2011 Left Forum
Pace University, NYC -- March 18-20
The 2011 Left Forum will take place at Pace University (NYC). This year's theme is "Toward a Politics of Solidarity." The Left Forum organizers have not announced the details yet but we would like to let you know that URPE members can submit panels to the LF either independently or with URPE sponsorship. The advantage of URPE sponsorship is that you will get more publicity within URPE and you will get help with organizing your panel. The LF lists sponsoring organizations in its brochure and on its website and URPE sponsorship may help your panel get accepted by the LF.
The URPE deadline for submissions of URPE-sponsored panels is Thursday, November 18. The URPE Steering Committee will review the submissions that weekend, and make a decision on which panels will be sponsored by URPE.
People who attend the LF are well-informed but most are not economists. Panels should be on topics of general interest. Please be prepared to make a major contribution toward organizing your panel, but be open to the possibility of accepting additional suggestions of panelists from URPE or from the 2011 LF organizers. The factors involved in determining which panels will be sponsored by URPE include: how many panels apply; whether your panel is of general interest; whether a panel on the same topic has already been accepted by the 2011 Left Forum; whether URPE decides to co-sponsor panels with other organizations; how much effort you are able to contribute toward organizing your panel; whether it is possible to form a complete panel from your suggestion; and whether you have been in an URPE panel recently.
The Left Forum deadline for panel submissions and the cost information have not been decided yet. Last year each panel paid $125, which was generally split between the panelists and sometimes the chair (3 - 5) - and the registration fee for the conference was them waived for these people. See the LF website for further announcements.
Please e-mail panel suggestions to agezici at keene.edu and al at economics.utah.edu by November 18.
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