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.


A HUGE thank you to all the DERAIL attendees, presenters and planning crew for a hugely successful Forum! Stay tuned for presentation video, slides and handouts from Day 1 of the Forum.