Submissions Overview

Roundtables will be the only type of submission accepted for the 2021 Convention. Please read and follow the roundtable submission guidelines carefully. Convention Chair Glen Brewster, Co-Chair Lexey Bartlett, and the convention planners will use the guidelines to ensure that each member’s work is given careful attention by the appropriate judges. Faithful attention to the details of the process will increase the likelihood of your submission’s acceptance.


Submissions will be accepted Monday, October 12 through Monday, November 9, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST).

Who Can Submit

Eligible members are

Due to software limitations, submitters must use the names associated with their membership.

What Individuals Can Submit

Eligible members may be participants in up to two roundtables, but because of software limitations, they can submit only one (1) group proposal for a roundtable session.

Submitting Roundtables

The Convention Chair invites submissions on a wide range of topics. See Roundtable Submissions page for a general listing of suggested areas, although submitters may also choose a topic of their own.

Roundtables are designed to promote discussion and exploration of a selected topic, with roundtable members and the audience participating in a scholarly and active discussion. Competition for the roundtable slots available will be lively. Among equally persuasive proposals, the convention judges will give priority to those roundtables that include members from more than one chapter and/or that cover the convention theme Metamorphoses or the 2021 Common Reader: Rough Beauty: Forty Seasons of Mountain Living.

Acceptance and denial notifications will be emailed to submitters on Monday, December 9, 2020.

For more information about preparing your roundtable, go to Roundtable Submission Guidelines.

Presenters Must Register for Convention

Everyone attending the convention, including roundtable moderators and participants, must register for the convention. Convention registration will open for early bird and presenters on Monday, January 4, 2021.


Email 2021 Convention staff at [email protected] with questions.

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