Call for Preconferences: Deadline April 26
Preconferences are generally half day or full day sessions on the Monday or Tuesday before the main Charleston Conference. We are also open to new formats and ideas, such as longer session lengths or post-conference sessions on Friday afternoon.

2019 Conference dates are Monday, November 4, through Friday, November 8. We look forward to seeing your proposal!

Title of Preconference *
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Session Length: *
Preferred Date/Start Date: *
If you selected a Half Day session, do you prefer:
Primary Speaker/Session Organizer Name: *
This person will serve as the point of contact with the Conference Planning Committee.
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Primary Speaker's Job Title and Affiliation: *
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Primary Speaker's Email Address: *
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Additional Speaker Info:
Please list any additional speakers' names, email address, job titles, and employers.
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Brief Description: *
In a few paragraphs (no more than 300 words), describe the session. Include what will be unique or distinctive about the session. Consider the following questions: Why is this needed? Would you attend?
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Competition:
What sessions have you attended or heard about on this topic? Where were they held? How will this session be different or will it? Discuss specific strengths and weaknesses and how your session will vary.
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Audience:
Who will be the primary audience for your session? Will it include all parties – publishers, vendors, librarians, consultants, students or just a subgroup.
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Publicity, blogs, listservs, and social media:
Please provide the names and contact details for three or four listservs, blogs, social media channels you feel would be appropriate to use to publicize your session. We encourage you to publicize your session yourself as well. Your session will be publicized in Against the Grain and on the Charleston Conference and related websites.
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Additional Comments:
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Compensation: This is considered a professional development activity. Generally there will be no compensation. If you wish to discuss other alternatives, please contact Katina Strauch kstrauch@comcast.net or Leah Hinds leah@charlestonlibraryconference.com.
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