ST&D 2021: Transition to a Virtual Conference

I am writing to announce that the 2021 annual conference for the Society for Text and Discourse will be held virtually.  The Society’s leadership made this decision in consultation with the Oslo conference organizers.  The uncertainties regarding the progression of Covid-19 and travel restrictions are such that it is challenging to plan for a face to face or hybrid conference. 

The early decision to hold the conference virtually will allow us to organize a conference that will be a rewarding experience for attendees. We will be sending out a survey in a few weeks to help us develop the structure for the conference.  We will plan to release the call for proposals before the end of December.

The Oslo conference was scheduled for June 23-25th, 2021.  However, we will reschedule the conference in late July or the first week of August, based on the preferences of the membership. 

I want to thank the Oslo team for their hard work planning the 2021 conference.  I am happy to announce that they have agreed to host the conference in 2023.  

Sincerely,

Joe Magliano
Chair of the Governing Board for the Society for Text and Discourse
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