Association for Asian Performance 17th Annual Conference
August 2-3, 2017 | Las Vegas, NV
The Association for Asian Performance (AAP) invites submissions for its 17th annual conference. The AAP conference is a two-day event, to be held at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV preceding the annual ATHE (Association for Theatre in Higher Education) conference. Proposals are invited for papers, panels, workshops and roundtable discussions. Learn more about the AAP at http://www.yavanika.org/aaponline/.
The deadline for proposals is March 15, 2017. (Proposals from foreign applicants may receive early consideration as needed for visa arrangements.) Proposals for the following formats are welcome:
· Individual Papers on topics related to Asian performance. Proposals for individual papers should include an abstract (max 250 words). Individual presentations should be limited to 20 minutes so that there will be time left for questions and discussion. Visual materials (slides, video, etc.) are strongly encouraged.
· Panels composed of three paper presenters and one discussant or four paper presenters. Proposals for panels should provide a brief statement (250 words) that explains the session as a whole, list of titles and 50 word abstracts for each paper, and biography of the discussant (if applicable).
· Roundtables off an opportunity for participants to discuss specific themes, issues or significant recent publications. A maximum of six active participants in recommended. While a roundtable proposal need not be as detailed as a panel proposal, it should explain fully the session’s purpose, themes, or issues and scope, as well as provide a list of committed participants.
· Workshops by performance practitioner(s) with expertise in specific Asian performance traditions are welcomed, particularly workshops that overlap with a panel theme or paper presentation. Workshop proposals should include an abstract (350 words) describing the workshop and any technical or space considerations. Workshops should be designed to run no longer than 80 minutes.
· Poster sessions provide an opportunity to share developing, new, or unique research projects that would be enhanced by an interactive format. Submit a brief abstract (250 words). You will be giving short, multimedia-enhanced presentations to visitors. The AAP will do its best to pair specialists in your subject area to act as respondents. A reception will be held for the poster session. Past presenters at the poster sessions have included both junior and senior scholars.
· We encourage suggestions for innovative alternatives to the panels, individual papers, and roundtables described above.
All proposals should include the following:
· Title of panel, roundtable, workshop, poster, or paper.
· Names of all presenters, including chair and/or organizer and discussant (for panels and roundtables), and a few biographical sentences about each presenter.
· Affiliation, specialization (field/region), mailing address, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of all participants.
· Explanation of the session (for panels, workshops, and roundtables); abstract for each panel presentation or each paper.
Please submit proposals by e-mail to the conference organizer and AAP Vice-President, Tarryn Chun (firstname.lastname@example.org). You may also contact Tarryn with any questions, ideas, or for help finding collaborators.
THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ALL PROPOSALS IS MARCH 15, 2017.
All presenters are expected to join AAP. To learn more about the benefits of becoming an AAP member, please visit our website at http://www.yavanika.org/aaponline and consider joining us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/aaponline/.
· We anticipate that ATHE proposals (submitted in November) will receive a response within the new few weeks. Thank you for your patience!
· If you submitted a panel proposal to ATHE (in November) and your panel is not accepted, you may resubmit to AAP as either a full panel or as individual papers.
· If you submitted a panel proposal to ATHE (in November) and your panel is accepted, you are welcome to submit a second proposal to AAP. We encourage members to present at both conferences as long as you present two different pieces of research!