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Information for Program Participants

Information for CEA Program Participants

The preliminary program will be available for viewing in early April. After checking your session(s) for accuracy, please contact Paula Emery if there are any concerns. If you need to change the presenter for a presentation email the above email with the new participants full name, affiliation and email address. All changes must be sent to Paula Emery by or before May 1st of the program year. All participants and attendees in a session are expected to register for the conference. 

General Information for Participants

A paper can be accepted as a regular session presentation (approximately 18 minutes) or a short paper presentation (approximately 8-10 minutes). Other types of presentation include panel session and poster sessions. Information for specific types of session can be found here 

Information for Chairs

Session chairs typically have three responsibilities: finding discussants for the papers in the session (or deciding that no discussants are necessary), communicating with authors to make sure that papers are circulated to discussants and other session participants in a timely fashion, and keeping the session running on time. More details for a session chair can be found here

Information for Discussants

The role of the discussant is to critique the paper under consideration. Papers should be discussed courteously and tactfully. The idea is to provide constructive criticism that will help the audience understand the paper and allow the author of the paper to rethink important points, and possibly improve the paper. Discussions should neither be glorifications nor vilifications. Furthermore, discussions should not simply summarize the paper and rehash the author's presentation, but offer an alternative perspective. Discussants should also refrain from turning the allotted time into a presentation of the discussant's own research; discussions should stay close to the paper under consideration. More details for a paper discussant can be found here