Tuesday, August 03, 2010

CFP: ACRL 2011 Virtual Conference

CFP: ACRL 2011 Virtual Conference
Proposals Accepted Through November 1, 2010

Can't attend the ACRL 2011 Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA? Going to Philly but want to enhance your onsite experience? No problem - consider the ACRL 2011 Virtual Conference!

Proposals are now being accepted for interactive, online sessions for the Virtual Conference. Featuring live, on-the-fly polling, white boards, co-browsing and desktop sharing, virtual presenting is a unique and affordable opportunity for both experienced and new presenters. We are seeking a broad range of submissions that highlight current, evolving and future issues in academic libraries. Sessions will be selected for presentation based on relevance, timeliness of topic and clear, intriguing proposals. Webcasts are 60 minutes (including Q&A) and should be specifically designed for virtual presentation. Presenters should explain how they will use the Webcast environment to create interactivity among the attendees. Links to the recorded sessions will be posted on the Virtual Conference website, which all attendees (virtual or onsite) can access for up to a YEAR following the conference (lots of exposure)! For examples of Webcasts and other virtual content from ACRL's 2009 National Conference, see www.learningtimes.net/acrlconference/.

In addition to these exclusive online-only sessions, the Virtual Conference will feature onsite conference session recordings, speaker handouts, blogs, discussion forums, chats and more. Registration will open in 2011, with virtual presenter registration fees waived. If accepted, virtual presenters will also gain access to all of the content on the conference website for up to a year. Submit proposals by November 1 through the ACRL 2011 website: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/national/2011/program/index.cfm. Presenters will be notified by January 1 if their proposal has been accepted.

* Attend an online 30-60 minute training on Adobe Connect prior to the conference
* Conduct an online session using Adobe Connect
* Provide a photo, bio and program description for the conference website by February 1, 2010
* Respond to questions from & interact with virtual attendees

Questions? Contact Erin Dorney, Millersville University, erin.dorney@millersville.edu or Scott Vine, Franklin & Marshall College, scott.vine@fandm.edu.