DERAIL Presenter Info Session

Want to present for DERAIL and you’re not sure how? Check out this video. Presentation proposals can be submitted through this link.

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One More Month for Proposals!

As your semester is winding down, and you are hopefully getting to share enjoyable moments with loved ones, we hope that you remember to submit a proposal for DERAIL. Remember, proposals are due on January 1, 2018 through this form. The form will request a working title and a 250-word abstract, along with information about the duration, style, and technical requirements of your presentation. A more thorough outline is not expected until after you have already been selected to present. As such, if you are not completely done with your presentation, but you have an idea that would fit with the themes of DERAIL, don’t let that stop you from presenting a proposal.

Thank you to those of you who attended the info session earlier today. If you were unable to make it, it has been recorded and will be uploaded to the Simmons College SLIS YouTube channel. If you subscribe to the channel, you will be notified when the video is available.

Any questions, comments, or concerns can be directed to derailforum@gmail.com or @derailforum. You can also request a sample submission form for drafting purposes via the DERAIL email.

Info Session for Presenters is Tomorrow!

Get ready! The info session for presenting at DERAIL is tomorrow, Friday, December 1 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the SLIS Lounge. Here is the Facebook event. If you are unable to attend the event, it will be recorded for future viewing and uploaded to the Simmons SLIS YouTube channel. You can subscribe to the channel in order to be notified when the video is available.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact derailforum@gmail.com or tweet @derailforum.

Want to Present at DERAIL? Attend the Info Session!

Presenting at a conference can be a daunting experience, especially if you haven’t done it before. That is why DERAIL is especially interested in receiving submissions from those who haven’t presented in a conference setting before. If you are a current LIS student or a recent grad (as of May 2016), please feel free to stop by our info session on making presentations at DERAIL. You will hear about the criteria for presenting, and you will get insight from those who have presented before. The info session will take place on Friday, December 1 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the SLIS Lounge. Here is the Facebook event. If you are unable to attend the event, it will be recorded for future viewing and uploaded to the Simmons SLIS YouTube channel. You can subscribe to the channel in order to be notified when the video is available.

If you would like to see presentation topics from previous years, click here for 2016 and here for 2017. If you would like to see general guidelines for DERAIL presentations, please click here. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact derailforum@gmail.com or tweet @derailforum.

Volunteer Info

Thanks to those of you who attended the Volunteer Info Session this past Friday. The video from the info session will be available shortly on the Simmons SLIS YouTube channel. You can subscribe to the channel in order to be notified with the video is uploaded.

If you would like to officially sign up to be a volunteer, please fill out this form. Volunteers are need for such tasks as reviewing submissions, setting up food, live tweeting, and stuffing swag bags. If you have any questions about volunteering for DERAIL please email derailforum@gmail.com or contact us on Twitter @derailforum.

Registration and proposal submissions are now open!

We are ready to begin making DERAIL 2018 a reality. That means we need YOU! Registration for attendees has begun as of November 1, 2017 and will continue through February 24, 2018. For more information, click here. To register, click here.

Of course, that’s not the only good news. Proposal submissions are open as well. If you’ve got a special research project under your hat that fits DERAIL’s themes that you’d like to share, please fill out this form. You can find more information about presenting for DERAIL through this link. The submissions form will be open through January 1, 2018.

Please note that all attendees, whether they are presenting or not, whether they are attending virtually or in-person must register.

Save the Date!

We know you’ve missed us. Mark your calendars, set your alarms, and get excited. The 3rd annual DERAIL Forum and Unconference will be taking place Saturday, March 3 and Sunday, March 4, 2018!

Follow #derail2018 on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to keep up to date and keep in touch.