- General Questions and Media
- CFP – Individual Papers
- CFP – Organized Paper/Oral Presentation Sessions
- CFP – Flash Presentations
- CFP – Roundtables
Individually Volunteered Paper: Individually Volunteered Papers are submitted by individuals who wish to present within a larger, lecture-based panel, but do not wish to submit within a group/fully-formed panel (Organized Paper Session). During the review period, SPA program chairs review and rank individually volunteered papers submissions and form them into cohesive sessions of four to seven participants.
Individual Poster: Individually Volunteered posters allow for an individual’s work to be displayed via a poster format or other display the presenter brings to exhibit. If accepted on the scholarly program, each will be assigned a timeslot with posters of similar thematic points.
Individual Flash Presentation (5-minute talk): An Individual Flash Presentation is a 5-minute, rapid-fire, engaging performance of dynamic spoken and visual (via a structured PowerPoint format) content delivered with a punch. Flash Presentations are typically used to present early stages of research analysis (similar to a condensed “report from the field”) or brief reports on new projects, on-going research, or early findings from research. During the review process, SPA program chairs will review submissions and form them into group flash presentation sessions of 10-15 presenters. Each presenter will be given a speedy 5-minute format to present his or her individual research.
Oral Presentation Session (Organized Paper Session): An Oral Presentation Session, or Organized Paper Session, is a lecture-based panel WITH seven (7), 15-minute timeslots for paper presentations and/or moderated discussion.
Roundtable: A Roundtable session is an organized discussion-based panel with identified presenters but WITHOUT papers or timed 15-minute presentation slots.
In addition, the International Early Career Scholar Travel Grant offers support to attend the Biennial Meeting and includes mentorship opportunities. For more information, see: http://spa.americananthro.org/funding-opportunities/international-early-career-scholar-travel-grant/