There are more than one thousand sessions at the conference, and we want to make sure that each session has at least one discussant. We at times have several people volunteer for the same session. If you select several different sessions where you can serve, we will put you on the session with the greatest need. If you have questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DISCUSSANTS on Junior Scholar Symposia are expected to read the papers in advance and provide detailed feedback on both the specific paper as well as discuss ways to extend the paper into a broader research agenda. Only Faculty may serve in these roles.
DISCUSSANTS on Panels and Poster Sessions are expected to read the papers in advance and provide feedback on each paper.
CHAIRS on Lightning Talks introduce the speaker, keep time and help the presenter with the PowerPoint presentations. Graduate students can serve in this role.