The Submissions Form is Now Closed

Thank you to those of you who have submitted presentation proposals to be considered by the DERAIL Crew. Over the next two weeks, submissions will be reviewed, and the presenters for DERAIL 2018 will be announced thereafter. Happy January!

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Proposal Submissions Due Tomorrow!

There is still time to submit a proposal for a virtual or in-person presentation to for DERAIL 2018! The form closes tomorrow, January 7 at 11:59 pm EST. We are excited to hear about your ideas and what you have been working on and researching. The submissions form is here. Best of luck!

If you would like to see our information session on presenting, please follow this link. If you would like to check out what other DERAIL presenters have discussed the past, click here for 2017 and here for 2016. If you have any questions, email derailform@gmail.com or find us on Twitter @derailforum.

Seven More Days for Proposals

Happy New Year’s Eve, everyone! As we say goodbye to one year and greet another, we would like to encourage you to submit a proposal for DERAIL. You can even make it your New Year’s resolution. We won’t judge ;). Okay, that was corny. Send your proposal to the DERAIL Crew by submitting this form. If you would like to check out what other DERAIL presenters have discussed the past, click here for 2017 and here for 2016. If you have any questions, email derailform@gmail.com or find us on Twitter @derailforum.

Deadline Extended for Proposal Submissions!

Happy holidays, everyone! We on the planning crew have decided to extend the deadline for proposals! Proposals are now due through this form by Sunday, January 7, 2018 by 11:59 pm. Remember! All you need for your proposal, aside from basic info about yourself (name, email, etc.) are a working title and a 250-word abstract.

Questions, comments, and concerns can be directed to derailforum@gmail.com and @derailforum.

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.