The 48th Annual Conference of the CSA will be held from Monday, June 3 through to Saturday, June 8, 2013. The CSA Conference will be held as part of the Canadian Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences Congress this year taking place at University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia
The Call for Sessions will be open from September 17th through October 31st, 2012. Kindly complete and submit one form for each session proposal. You will be asked to provide the session’s title and a brief description (maximum 200 words) along with the names and contact information for the session co-organizers (if applicable). You may propose more than one session (up to a maximum of three), but first consideration goes to the single session organizer before we allow multiple sessions by one organizer.
Sessions may take the form of a regular session with 3-4 presentations followed by a brief discussion within a 90-minute timeslot. The conference also has a longstanding category for roundtable sessions that provide an opportunity for members to; showcase work that is at an early stage of conceptualization, to present research proposals, or to present papers that cannot be placed in regular sessions. Roundtable sessions include up to ten papers or informal presentations including the organizer’s. There is also the option to propose a regular session now and re-define it to roundtable later.
We are again suggesting several topic areas into which we will try to slot most sessions. You may select ‘Other’ to allow for sessions not fitting into any pre-defined topic areas. Interdisciplinary sessions and those with a focus on the Congress theme would also be of interest.
The results of the session proposal review will be sent to the person submitting the proposal on or before November 15, 2012. It is assumed that those who propose sessions will act as the Session Organizer(s) with the following responsibilities; liaising with the CSA Conference Planning Committee, reviewing papers submitted to their session and communicating with the presenters, and arranging Session Chairs (the role of Discussant is optional).
Ideally, the Session Organizers are CSA Members however the membership policy will be in effect only if he or she is attending Congress and acting in the capacity of a Session chair, discussant, and/or presenter. Congress Registration is mandatory for everyone attending Congress and CSA Conference.
The Annual CSA Conference makes it possible for our members to meet and discuss academic, research, educational and administrative matters. As a CSA member you will have the opportunity to disseminate your findings, and to learn from other researchers through a myriad of organized sessions ranging from social movements, social theory, applied sociology, and many more.
Our Conference is part of the larger Canadian Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences Congress. More than 60 other associations within the CFHSS will hold their Conferences as well during the Congress in Victoria, BC.