ST&D annual meeting 2014: Call for Workshop proposals

Dear ST&D members:

Following up on the recent Call for submissions for the 2014 24th Annual Society for Text and Discourse Conference, we would also like to send out a call for proposals for Workshops to be held in conjunction with the conference.  The past several years, there have been one or more workshops held on the morning of the first day of the conference, before the ‘official’ start (this year, that will be Monday August 4th). These Workshops are intended to provide unique opportunities for participants to learn about specific methodological, statistical, or analytical techniques and innovations in fields associated with the scientific study of text and discourse.  As an indication of the kinds of workshop topics that have been proposed in the past, the Workshops at the 2013 meeting included a tutorial on automated writing evaluation systems, an introduction to mediation and moderation analyses in discourse research, and a workshop on the basics of ERP techniques in the study of language processing.  Attendees at the workshops will be asked to register separately (although there is no extra fee), and the size is generally capped to about 25-45 participants.  Each workshop can last anywhere from 1-3 hours, depending on the number of workshops and room availability constraints.

If you are interested in proposing a workshop topic for the 2014 conference in Chicago, please submit a written proposal (approximately one page) that includes a brief description of the topic and expected content of the workshop, how long the workshop session will last and the anticipated number of participants, along with information about the presenters and/or organizers who would be running the workshop.  These proposals can be submitted directly via email to Sid Horton at  Workshop proposals should be submitted by February 18th. Please inquire if you have any further questions.

Conference Workshop Committee

Sid Horton

David Rapp


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