ASA Conference 2004, Durham - Locating the field
Information for panellists
Types of panel
There are two types of panel at the conference, single panels (90 minutes, normally three papers) and double panels (180 minutes, normally six papers).
Length of papers
Papers for each panel should normally be given 20 minutes for presentation, leaving plenty of time for questions and discussion. We suggest that in single panels, the questions and discussion occur in the final half hour of the session. Since double panels are split by a break time, we suggest again that half an hour of discussion should follow the first three presentations, and then half an hour of discussion should follow the second three.
Each panel should have a Chair, who will keep paper-givers to time and moderate discussion. Where panels have been suggested to us, we are leaving it up to panel organisers to decide on who the Chair should be, but ask that organisers email us the names of the Chairs at least one week before the conference (firstname.lastname@example.org). Where we have put panels together from offered papers, we will locate a suitable Chair beforehand.
In a few cases, single sessions have four papers, and double sessions have seven. In these cases, we ask that presentations be shortened slightly (15 minutes per paper) to allow for discussion and also to ensure that papers do not run into the break periods.
A very few panels (e.g. those involving postgraduates) are organised more informally, providing more of a discussion period and/or shorter presentations.
We assume that you have already specified your audio-visual needs when registering. If you forgot, please email email@example.com now.
We do not require your full paper in advance of the conference; please bring copies with you if you wish to distribute them to those attending your panel (there will be limited photocopying facilities on site).
We would hope that one or a number of volumes will emerge from the conference, so we would ask that you contact Simon Coleman and Peter Collins as soon as possible, and preferably before the conference, if you wish your full paper to be considered for publication.