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2021 Virtual Conference:
Call for Proposals Deadline Is November 7

Out of an abundance of caution relating to the COVID-19 pandemic and its continuing implications on travel and social distancing, TAA’s in-person Indianapolis conference has been pushed to June 2022. TAA will instead host a 2021 virtual conference, with events kicking off on June 18, followed by programing on June 21-24. The conference will feature a variety of session formats as well as networking opportunities. 

The call for proposals deadline has been extended to November 7. We invite the submission of presentations relevant to writing, publishing, and marketing textbooks and academic works (textbooks, academic books, journal articles, and monographs). Interactive sessions are encouraged. All presentations will be hosted on Zoom, with thirty- and 60-minute session formats welcome. Our Zoom formatting will allow for audience voice and video participation, chat features, break out rooms, question and answer formats, panel presentations, and more. Click here for proposal form.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

• Time Management and Writing Productivity
• Promoting social equity in textbook and/or academic authoring
• Repercussions of the pandemic and the accelerated move to virtual learning and digital products
• Non-Traditional Paths to Getting Published
• Tech Tools to Enhance Your Works
• Publishing Industry Updates & Trends
• Navigating Copyright and Permissions
• Contract and Royalty Negotiating & Monitoring
• Marketing Your Works and Creating Your Brand
• Authoring in an Open Access/OER Environment

 A highly interactive event, conference participants will include authors and aspiring authors of textbooks, journal articles, and other academic works, as well as by industry professionals from across the country. 

Selection Process   
Submission Guidelines     
Session Formats     

Session FormatsSession proposals can be submitted for the following formats:

Traditional Presentation: 60-minute or 30-minute sessions featuring one to three speakers and allowing for 10-15 minutes of Q&A.

Panel Discussion: 60 or 90 minute session with multiple presenters. Active audience participation is encouraged and expected. 

Roundtable Presentation: 30-minute small-group discussion moderated by the roundtable presenter and focusing on one authoring or publishing topic.

Recorded "How To" Demonstration: 10-minute recorded demonstration on a specific technique, app, tool, or strategy relating to writing productivity.

Selection Process

Please submit your proposal by November 7, 2020. The 2021 TAA Conference Committee will review all proposals and notify you of the status of your submission by November 30, 2020. The committee is looking for proposals that they believe will create the greatest engagement for attendees, with descriptive titles, compelling abstracts, and clear statements of learning objectives. Interactive sessions are encouraged. For proposals that are neither directly declined nor accepted, the committee may request revisions to proposals or alterations in format. 

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 should meet posted dates and deadlines; failure to do so may lead to removal from the program.
  • Oral presentation witl PowerPoint slides is encouraged. 
  • Presentations should not be of a commercial nature.
  • Accepted presenters receive a 50% discount on conference registration fees.

Review program content from past TAA conferences:

2020 Conference cancelled due to COVID-19
2019 TAA Conference
2018 TAA Conference
2017 TAA Conference
2016 TAA Conference
2015 TAA Conference

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