Types of Sessions
What are the types of sessions in the Congress?
The types of sessions are: panels, workshops, roundtables and symposiums.
What exactly do I need to do to organize a panel before the deadline?
A panel must have at least three paper presenters, a chair, and an organizer. The role of discussant is optional, but must also be submitted at the time of the proposal if desired. Individuals interested in organizing a panel can do so by contacting colleagues in their area of interest.
I would like the two panels I submitted to be held in the same room, one after the other. Could you tell me the procedure for making a request of this kind?
Please submit two separate proposals. Session titles should be the same for both panels indicating the order (Part I or Part II). Please keep in mind that we cannot guarantee that the panels will be held one after the other or in the same room. However, we will ensure that Part I is held before Part II.
What information do I need to provide with my session proposal?
In order to present a session proposal, the title of the session and a general abstract for the session must be submitted. In panels, the title of each paper presentation including an individual abstract for every paper within the panel should be submitted. Complete contact information for each participant in a session is also required.
How do I know if I should submit a workshop, a roundtable, a symposium or a panel?
The workshops and roundtables are organized as a way to exchange information among several individuals. If the participants are not going to present papers, then a workshop or roundtable is the appropriate type of session. On the other hand, you may propose a panel or a symposium if the participants will be presenting papers. Visit here to learn more about each session.
Does LASA have a preference for either a panel, a workshop, a roundtable or a symposium?
LASA does not have a preference. The difference between them is that workshops and roundtables do not include presentations of papers but instead provide an opportunity for the exchange of information or to address a theme. Panels and symposiums are meant to include formal presentations of papers. More information on the selection process can be found here.
If more than one person is presenting the same paper, do they need to be listed as separate presenters or as co-authors?
I would like to add someone to my panel who recently submitted an individual proposal, what steps should we take? Is it enough if we simply add a note to the effect that you should disregard his earlier submission, and that he will participate on our panel instead?
Please include the new participant in your panel proposal submission and ask him/her to send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating that we should disregard his/her earlier individual submission. Alternatively, he/she can go back into the system and delete his/her proposal.