AMIA 2017 Pop-Up Sessions: Call for Proposals

Posted on July 31, 2017

We’re trying something new this year at AMIA 2017.  Pop-Up Sessions will offer an opportunity to present a topic that has “popped up” after the proposal deadline; it also offers an opportunity for members to choose sessions of interest that might not already be part of the program.  SAA just tried this at their 2017 Portland meeting, and we thought it was a great idea!

It works like this: Proposals are due September 5th. Members will review the proposed sessions and vote September 11-19th. The top three proposals will be programmed for the Conference (one each day). If your proposal is chosen, you will be notified by September 22nd.

Submissions will include a description of the session —of no more than 300 words—that explains the purpose of the session, the intended audience, and how the session will proceed.  You don’t need to identify speakers, but you will need a session chair.  The form will ask for the chair’s contact information and yours (if you are not the chair).   The description and the name of the chair will be posted for review and voting, so please be as descriptive as possible.


All Pop-Up Sessions are 60 minutes.  Rooms will be equipped with standard av (LCD projector, screen, podium mic), wireless internet, and will be set theater-style.

Important note!  In order to be fair to everyone, all descriptions will be cut off after 300 words, so please stay within the word limit.





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