LERA 75th Annual Meeting
June 1-4, 2023
Detroit, Mich.

Session Proposal Submission Form

Session Submission Guidelines

Deadline November 15, 2022

Thank you for your interest in submitting a Session Proposal. The Program Committee will only consider complete proposals, so please be prepared to submit complete paper or topic titles, affiliations, and email addresses for your session participants including co-authors, and more complete contact information for yourself and the session chair. We encourage you to collect this information in a Word (or other) document, and copy it into this submission form.

As you organize your session proposal, we encourage you to 1) collect this information in a document saved to your computer, and then 2) copy and paste that information into this submission form.

LERA seeks to provide a professional environment that is diverse and inclusive of all perspectives. To that end, we are asking that you include race and gender for your session participants, and comment more broadly on if/how your session will increase diversity on the program. LERA will use this information to gauge our progress in creating a more inclusive program. And to offset your workload, we have removed department and all address fields for every session participant except you, the organizer. We hope this makes the form easier to complete.

If you are new to the process of organizing a session proposal and have questions, please send an email to LERAoffice@illinois.edu and we will connect you with someone on the program committee who can assist you.

Also for newcomers, please note that LERA has a policy of "everyone who speaks on the program pays for their own meeting registration." This applies to Chairs, Paper Presenters, Panelists, Discussants, etc., and this long-standing tradition keeps as many perspectives represented as possible to fulfill our mission as the 'big tent' where all perspectives (labor, management, neutral, and academic) meet and interact. Some session organizers will find a sponsor to cover registration for all their session participants if they find that prudent.

  1. The Program Committee suggests,

    1. For a symposium (a session presenting research papers), up to six participants: a chair, 3 - 4 presenters, and 1 - 2 discussants.
    2. For a workshop, up to six participants: A chair/facilitator, 3-4 panelists, and 1 - 2 discussants.

      The Program Committee considers several workshop session formats, including skill building sessions, debates, round table discussions, etc. All sessions should allow at least 20-30 minutes for audience discussion and Q&A. If you feel the form doesn't fit your format, please describe how you wish the session to run in the session description.

  2. Please list complete participant information (affiliations, email addresses), and include paper or speaker topic titles and abstracts (up to 300 words) for each.
  3. Please list paper co-authors (if more than one) in the appropriate 'author order', so that we may list them correctly in the printed program.
  4. If you have other information to submit about this session that will not 'fit' neatly into the e-form, please include it at the very end of the e-form in 'other comments and notes'.
  5. A copy of your proposal will be emailed to you after you submit this form. You may wish to print or electronically keep this email as your record of submission.

STOP! Do you have complete information (paper/topic titles, abstracts, contact information for all participants and co-authors, etc.) before you begin? You will not be able to save this form and come back to it.

Organizer/Primary Contact Information

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City:* State:* Postalcode:*

Session Details

Choose the area of primary interest your session targets:

As a help promoting the sessions, choose the area(s) of other interest(s) your session covers:

Choose the industry or industries your session covers:

Choose the focus of your session:

Session Format

Please let us know what format best describes the session you are proposing to the Program Committee. All formats include audience discussion and Q&A in the last 20-30 minutes.

Session Title

Session Purpose and Content

Please use "Session Abstract" to succinctly describe the purpose and content of the session you are proposing. What do you hope to discuss and/or accomplish in this session?

Please add further descriptive information in "Session Description" if needed.

Diversity Registration Funding for Session Participant(s)

Session Participants

Please name the people who will participate in your session, including the Chair(s), paper or topic presenters, and/or discussant(s). Co-authors of papers also need to be listed (in author order), and that complete contact information is required for each participant and co-author named, including name, affiliation, mailing address, and email address. Chairs, Presenters, Panelists, and Discussants may only participate in one role per program session.

Chair Details

Please name the Chair of the session here, and their complete contact information. If you have Co-chairs to name (unusual - most sessions will have one Chair), please do so in the space provided. The order they are listed here is how they would appear in the program if this session is accepted.

Co-Chair Details - if any (most sessions will not have co-chairs)

Papers and/or Topics and their Presenters and/or Panelists

Please fill in information about each Paper and/or Topic below. A paper may have co-authors to list in addition to the presenter of the paper, whereas a topic will have a presenter only.

PAPER WITH MULTIPLE AUTHORS? If YES, you must list ALL authors/co-authors, IN AUTHOR ORDER, so that we may reproduce this accurately in the program, and include the appropriate affiliations and contact information for each author/co-author in the list. Please click the radio button indicating which author is presenting the paper. **Program Committee will not consider session proposals that have incomplete author information!**

Almost done!

Thanks for your efforts so far! You will have completed the submission process once you click the 'submit' button below.

When you submit this form, a copy of the information you are submitting will be emailed to you, to the chair and co-chair (if any) that you named in this session proposal, and to LERA.