TAA's 2018 Annual Conference Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals is now closed. Thank you to all who submitted session proposals for TAA's 31st Annual Textbook & Academic Authoring Conference. TAA's Conference Committee will review all proposals and notify you of the status of your submission by November 17, 2017. 

TAA's conference will be held at La Fonda on the Plaza, Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 15-16, 2018. A highly interactive event, the conference will be attended by authors and aspiring authors of textbooks, journal articles, and other academic works, as well as by industry professionals from across the country.

Selection Process      Presenter Submission Guidelines

Topics of interest include:

  • Writing and publishing tips and strategies
  • eBooks and digital publishing
  • Innovative pedagogical technology
  • Marketing and social media for academics
  • Publishing contracts
  • Royalties
  • Editing
  • Indexing
  • Trends in self-publishing
  • Open access developments
  • Copyright
  • Textbook supplements and ancillaries (For example: Incorporating supplements & ancillaries to improve your textbook's market appeal)

Session proposals can be submitted for the following formats:

Traditional Presentation: 60-minute session featuring one speaker; approximately a 40-50 minute presentation with time for audience Q&A.

Panel Session: 60 or 90-minute session with multiple presenters; allow for 10-15 minutes of audience Q&A

Roundtable Presentation: 60-minute small-group discussion moderated by the roundtable presenter and focusing on one authoring or publishing topic.

Selection Process

Please submit your proposal by October 6, 2017. The 2018 TAA Conference Committee will review all proposals and notify you of the status of your submission by November 17, 2017.

Presenter Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions will require a 75-word bio and .jpg photo for each presenter to be used for program publicity. A PDF of the bio(s) and the photo(s) can be uploaded to the proposal form.
  • Presenters are responsible for their own travel and lodging costs related to the conference.
  • Presenters should meet posted dates and deadlines; failure to do so may lead to removal from the program.
  • Presentations should be pre-loaded on a thumb drive or on a presenter's own laptop computer (PC or Mac).
  • Handouts and PowerPoint slides are encouraged for all presentations. 
  • Presentations should not be of a commercial nature.
  • Accepted presenters receive free conference registration for the day of their presentation.

Review program content from past TAA conferences:

2017 TAA Conference
2016 TAA Conference

2015 TAA Conference
2014 TAA Conference
2013 TAA Conference

Questions? Contact Maureen.Foerster@TAAonline.net

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