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The annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences will occur at Brock University May 24–30, 2014. This is an opportunity to connect with and learn from scholars across the social sciences and humanities through the conference activities hosted by individual scholarly associations and open events of interest across disciplines and to the general public <http://congress2014.ca or http://brocku.ca/congress2014/>. Three associations are of particular interest in the Faculty of Education:
• Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (May 25–27; plus pre-conferences May 24)
• Canadian Society for the Study of Education (May 25–28; plus pre-conferences May 24 and post-conferences May 29. May 25 includes specific programming for educators as part of the Knowledge Mobilization day)
• Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (May 25–27; plus graduate student pre-conference May 24)
Please plan to attend! Congress is a very supportive space for graduate students and professors, so you may also wish to consider submitting a proposal to present your work. The deadlines and requirements vary for the different associations. Review the calls for proposals for more information:
• Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education
Most abstracts due: Nov. 15; Poster abstracts due: Jan. 2014
• Canadian Society for the Study of Education
Proposals due: Nov. 27
• Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education
Proposals due: Nov. 12
If you’re new to scholarly conferences, we encourage you to attend the workshop on Developing a Strong Conference Proposal: Learning Through Peer Review offered by Snežana Ratković and Michelle McGinn.
Friday, Nov. 8, 2013
Attending and presenting at scholarly conferences is an excellent opportunity to share your research ideas and findings, secure feedback, and build your networks. This highly interactive workshop will help you prepare a strong proposal and increase the chances your work will be selected for presentation at your desired conference. Come to this session to learn about different conference sessions and formats, to learn about the peer review process used by conference organizers, to receive feedback on your draft proposal, and to provide feedback to your peers.
The workshop is expected to focus on opportunities at the 2014 Congress of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, but we will work to accommodate your individual conference plans. Review the appropriate call for proposals and bring 4 copies of your initial draft to distribute at the session.