The portal for submission of workshop applications is open.

To submit your proposal, please follow these steps :

  1. Read the instructions below.
  2. Renew your AABA membership for 2024.  You may renew your membership or join the AABA here.
  3. Register for the conference. If you are not already registered, you may do so here. [Note that if you are not already registered and intend to register for the meetings at the reduced members' registration rate, you must renew your membership for 2024 BEFORE starting the meeting registration process.
  4. Begin your workshop proposal here.

Workshops (including discussion meetings and training events) provide the opportunity for participants to engage in intensive discussion or training activities on a particular subject or project. Workshops generally involve small groups, emphasize participant involvement, and are oriented toward a specific goal or outcome. They are NOT for the presentation of academic research to a general audience.

Workshop, discussion meeting and training event requirements:      

  • Any member may submit proposals for these events.
  • Workshops are provided for the benefit of AABA members. No charge shall be made and no products shall be offered for sale. However, participants can be asked to pay for any materials that will be needed for workshop participation. 
  • These events shall be open to all AABA members who are also annual meeting registrants, although limits can be placed on the number of participants.
  • Workshops can have a variety of formats and be a few hours to a full day in length. Workshops can be virtual or in person during the March 20-23, 2024 meetings week. Full day or half-day in person workshops will be scheduled on the Wednesday before the annual meetings. Two-hour workshops can be proposed during the meetings. 

Proposals should be submitted through this google form.

You will be asked to provide the following information,

  • title of workshop and the contact information for the organizer(s)
  • budget
  • sponsorship (is the workshop being proposed by an AABA committee or by an individual AABA member?)
  • description of the workshop (short 25-word description and a 300-word description)
  • participants and target audience
  • scheduling

The Review Process: 

Members of the AABA Executive Committee will review and rank workshop proposals. The workshop organizer will be notified as to our decision to accept or reject the proposal no later than December 15, 2023.

We welcome well developed proposals showing sufficient planning and organization. The number of time-slots available for workshops is limited. Proposals from AABA committees will be prioritized followed by those proposals that show the greatest potential to be of benefit to AABA members. Time and space constraints may force the rejection of otherwise strong proposals.

Financial Support for Workshops, Discussion Meetings and Training Events

A small amount of competitively awarded funding is available to help defray the costs of events sponsored by AABA committees.  Costs may include speaker travel and honoraria costs.  Requests may also include costs to extend the reach of scientific sessions through electronic/virtual technologies or other means.  The following costs will NOT be considered:

  • Catering and reception
  • Student or member travel, lodging, and/or registration for the meetings. Students should be encouraged to apply for the Pollitzer Student Travel Awards.

Applicants should justify their funding requests in terms of the value that will be added to the event. Typical awards are anticipated to be in the range of $1500-$2000. You will be able to apply for this funding when you submit your workshop proposal.

QUESTIONS? e-mail AABA Vice President and Program Chair Kristi Lewton at: [email protected]

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