Sunday, June 17, 2012

CFP: Charleston Conference (Deadline now Friday July 13, 2012)

CFP: Charleston Conference (Deadline now Friday July 13, 2012)

Due to overwhelming demand, the Charleston Conference has decided to extend our Call for Papers deadline to Friday, July 13th.

The form is online at:  We are looking for proposals that tie into our theme for 2012, "Accentuate the Positive!"  The main conference will be held from Thursday, November 8, through Saturday, November 10, and we are seeking proposals for the following sessions:

Lively Lunches: 75 minute sessions on Thurs or Fri, focused on audience interaction and discussion

Concurrent Sessions: 45 minute sessions on Thurs or Fri, standard presentation with 5-10 minutes for Q&A.

Innovation Sessions: 30 minute sessions on Saturday, focused on new technology, innovations, etc.

Poster Sessions: 90 minute sessions on Thurs or Fri, 6 ft. table and chairs provided. You are responsible for bringing your own poster and display board appropriate for table top display.

Shotgun Sessions: 6 minute, 40 second PowerPoint presentations of 20 slides at 20 seconds each. A group of topically related Shotgun Sessions will be grouped together in a single concurrent session time slot.

Specifically, we'd like to have a series of Shotgun Sessions (short, Petcha Kutcha-like sessions of 6 minutes, 20 seconds each) relating to success stories in the library.  Our other topical threads are listed on the proposal form.

Please contact Leah Hinds with any questions at  We look forward to seeing you in Charleston this November!

Leah Hinds
Assistant Director
Charleston Conference