There will be over a thousand sessions at the conference, and we want to make sure that each of them has at least one discussant or chair.  At the bottom of the form we have a list of Professional Development Roundtables that need an additional panelist. 

Graduate students may serve as discussants and chairs on poster sessions and lightning talks. You should be a Faculty, Professional or Emeritus to serve as a discussant on a panel or JSS.

You may only volunteer to serve on one session per question, but you may pick a session from more than one question/list. You will only be placed on two sessions if you specifically select that option. Serving on these sessions does not count against the limit of being on the program twice. The session listing below includes the day and time.   If you have questions, please contact us at 

Be sure to volunteer for at least one session from the dropdown lists in the questions below.  
* Indicates that you must answer the specific question.


* Are you willing to serve on more than one session? The default is to place a person on just one session.  Thanks for volunteering!

* Are you currently on the program to present at the 2017 conference?

* What is the highest DEGREE you have earned (e.g. Ph.D., M.A.) and the YEAR you earned it or intend to earn it?

* For Faculty/Professionals/Emeriti Only: We have a few JUNIOR SCHOLAR SYMPOSIUM that need a discussant.  Faculty discussants provide detailed feedback on the papers as well as the overall research agenda. 

* For Faculty/Professional/Emeriti Only: We have a few PANELS held on THURSDAY or FRIDAY that need a discussant. Please volunteer for just one panel.

* For Faculty/Professional/Emeriti Only: We have a few PANELS on SATURDAY or SUNDAY that need a discussant. Please volunteer for just one panel.

* We have a few PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ROUNDTABLES  that need an additional panelist. We record all sessions, so only volunteer if you are willing to be recorded for later use.  Please select just one session.

* We have a few POSTER SESSIONS that need a discussant. Please volunteer for just ONE session.

* Briefly describe your EXPERTISE on the topic(s).