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Ends on September 15, 2017
Please prepare the following for submission:

Paper title
Paper abstract (300 words or less)
Author Bio (100 words or less)

Submissions are open to all TSA members. If you are not currently a member, please visit www.textilesocietyofamerica.org/membership to join before completing your application. 

Selected individual papers will be organized into sessions by the Symposium Program Committee. Papers should be no more than 20 minutes. 

Proposals from all textile-related disciplines and interdisciplinary areas are welcome, including but not limited to history, anthropology, archaeology, art, conservation, geography, design, economics, ethnic studies, linguistics, marketing, material culture studies, mathematics, science, political science, sociology, and theater, among others. We encourage the global participation of scholars, researchers, artists, curators, museum professionals, students, and others.  

TSA is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all participants. As an organization, TSA honors the fundamental value and dignity of all our members. We strive to create and maintain an environment of scholarly exchange that respects diverse traditions, heritages, experiences, and ways of knowing.    

We are excited to introduce “Warp Speed,” an image-driven lightning talk session. Presentations include 20 slides, with each slide shown for 20 seconds, for a talk lasting exactly 6 minutes, 40 seconds. The Program Committee will organize these presentations into a 60-90 minute session. Speakers must submit one abstract of no more than 300 words and five representative images. Final PowerPoint presentations must be submitted no later than August 1, 2018.

Helpful online videos and articles about lightning speed presentations include: 

Lightning Talk on Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightning_talk

PechaKucha: Tips, Resources & Examples, by Michael Genzuk, PhD
http://cmmr.usc.edu/Pecha_Kucha_TipsResourcesExamples.pdf

PechaKucha Training Bite (an introduction to PechaKucha delivered as a PechaKucha presentation)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGaCLWaZLI4

 Please prepare the following for submission:

“Warp Speed” presentation title
“Warp Speed” presentation abstract (300 words or less)
Presenter Bio (For inclusion in the Symposium Program - 100 words or less)
CV (1 page)

Submissions are open to all TSA members. If you are not currently a member, please visit www.textilesocietyofamerica.org/membership to join before completing your application.

Proposals from all textile-related disciplines and interdisciplinary areas are welcome,
 including but not limited to anthropology, archaeology, art, conservation, geography, design, economics, ethnic studies, history, linguistics, marketing, material culture studies, mathematics, science, political science, sociology, and theater, among others. We encourage the
global participation of scholars, researchers, artists, curators, museum professionals, students, and others.  

TSA is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all participants. As an organization, TSA honors the fundamental value and dignity of all our members. We strive to create and maintain an environment of scholarly exchange that respects diverse traditions, heritages, experiences, and ways of knowing.

Organized Sessions may include 3 or 4 individual papers of 15-20 minutes each, organized around a theme with a designated chair. The session should total 90 minutes, including audience discussion time. Each paper must have an abstract, and the session itself must have a title and an abstract.

Please prepare the following for submission:
Session title
Session abstract (300 words or less)
Abstracts for each included paper (300 words or less)
Bios of session organizer and participants (100 words or less)

Submissions are open to all TSA members. If you are not currently a member, please visit www.textilesocietyofamerica.org/membership to join before completing your application. The organizer is responsible for making sure that all panelists are current members. 

Proposals from all textile-related disciplines and interdisciplinary areas are welcome, including but not limited to anthropology, archaeology, art, conservation, geography, design, economics, ethnic studies, history, linguistics, marketing, material culture studies, mathematics, science, political science, sociology, and theater, among others. We encourage the global participation of scholars, researchers, artists, curators, museum professionals, students, and others.

TSA is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all participants. As an organization, TSA honors the fundamental value and dignity of all our members. We strive to create and maintain an environment of scholarly exchange that respects diverse traditions, heritages, experiences, and ways of knowing.

Roundtables and Panel Discussions generally involve 3 or 4 individuals and a moderator who poses questions to which panelists respond, but do not require prepared papers. Speakers’ times are flexible, but the panel discussion should total 90 minutes, including audience discussion time. Organizer should submit one abstract of no more than 300 words.

Please prepare the following for submission:
Panel title
Panel abstract (300 words or less)
Bios of organizer and participants (100 words or less per person)

Submissions are open to all TSA members. If you are not currently a member, please visit www.textilesocietyofamerica.org/membership to join before completing your application. The organizer is responsible for making sure that all panelists are current members. 

Proposals from all textile-related disciplines and interdisciplinary areas are welcome, including but not limited to anthropology, archaeology, art, conservation, geography, design, economics, ethnic studies, history, linguistics, marketing, material culture studies, mathematics, science, political science, sociology, and theater, among others. We encourage the global participation of scholars, researchers, artists, curators, museum professionals, students, and others.  

TSA is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all participants. As an organization, TSA honors the fundamental value and dignity of all our members. We strive to create and maintain an environment of scholarly exchange that respects diverse traditions, heritages, experiences, and ways of knowing.

Film/digital media may be of any length. Screening time for videos and film will be structured around the proposals that are submitted and accepted, and will include discussion time with the producer or presenter.

Please prepare the following for submission:
Media title
Media abstract including, content, length, and format (300 words or less)
Creator Bio (100 words or less)

Submissions are open to all TSA members. If you are not currently a member, please visit www.textilesocietyofamerica.org/membership to join before completing your application.

Proposals from all textile-related disciplines and interdisciplinary areas are welcome,
 including but not limited to anthropology, archaeology, art, conservation, geography, design, economics, ethnic studies, history, linguistics, marketing, material culture studies, mathematics, science, political science, sociology, and theater, among others. We encourage the global participation scholars, researchers, artists, curators, museum professionals, students, and others.  

TSA is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all participants. As an organization, TSA honors the fundamental value and dignity of all our members. We strive to create and maintain an environment of scholarly exchange that respects diverse traditions, heritages, experiences, and ways of knowing.    

Ends on September 15, 2017
Poster Sessions are held in a large space where all participants present a visual display (a poster) explaining their research. Standard size is 3’x4’. Posters may be between 3-5 feet on the shortest side and 4-7 feet on the longest size. 

Please prepare the following for submission:

Poster presentation title
Poster abstract (300 words or less)
Presenter Bio (100 words or less)

Submissions are open to all TSA members. If you are not currently a member, please visit www.textilesocietyofamerica.org/membership to join before completing your application. 

Students are encouraged to submit poster abstracts. Proposals from all textile-related disciplines and interdisciplinary areas are welcome, including but not limited to anthropology, archaeology, art, conservation, geography, design, economics, ethnic studies, history, linguistics, marketing, material culture studies, mathematics, science, political science, sociology, and theater, among others. We encourage the global participation of scholars, researchers, artists, curators, museum professionals, and others.

TSA is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all participants. As an organization, TSA honors the fundamental value and dignity of all our members. We strive to create and maintain an environment of scholarly exchange that respects diverse traditions, heritages, experiences, and ways of knowing.   

What is a Poster Session? Poster Sessions are held in a large space where all participants present a visual display (a poster) explaining their research. Posters are less formal than paper presentations, and are great opportunities for you to present your work, get feedback on your ideas, method and conclusions, and talk one on one with others about the work you are doing. Posters allow presenters to have more time with the audience and interact with numerous persons.  You can use a poster session to present and discuss a work-in-progress before developing final conclusions for presentation in a more formal paper session. Students are especially encouraged to submit a poster presentation. Poster session participants create a graphic presentation to be displayed, explained and discussed during the poster session. Posters can be large (as large as 5 x 7’ although 3 x 4’ is standard) and contain much less text that an oral paper. Most posters are on one page of paper. Some presenters create posters in pieces and assemble them at the conference. This can come in handy if you must travel a long distance to the conference as poster tubes can sometimes be tricky to handle. Need some help on developing your poster? The American Anthropological Association has this helpful document: http://aaanet.org/meetings/upload/How-to-Create-Anthropology-Posters.pdf

TSA invites you to participate in the Vancouver 2018 Symposium member’s juried exhibition of small works exploring the theme: Social Fabric - Deep Local/Pan Global. We are calling for a textile that is inspired by a specific landmark or textile related object from a museum or your local community.

We especially encourage collaborations between researchers/academics and makers. One of the collaborators must be a TSA member. In bringing the TSA membership together in this way, we hope to visually display the diversity of TSA’s broad cultural, geographic and theoretical reference points. 

Artists will submit one overall image and one detail of the final work as well as one image of and information about the inspirational object. This exhibit will be mounted on display panels for viewing in the a space in the Hotel, not in a gallery. Members of the TSA board and the Vancouver committee will jury the work. One roundtable of exhibition participants, selected by the jury, will be formed to discuss the process and works in the exhibition.

Finished work should measure 8”x10” (20x26 cm). If smaller, the work must be mounted on fabric measuring 8”x10”. Vertical or horizontal format is acceptable. All work must hang and each piece will be mounted with pins. Very thick or 3-dimensional work is not suitable. To ship, sandwich the work between two pieces of mat board. Indicate DO NOT BEND on the envelope.

Deadline for entries is April 1, 2018. Notifications of acceptance will be e-mailed by June 1. Accepted works must arrive by August 26, 2018. Accepted works must be received at the specified address by August 26, 2018. The artist or a designated TSA member must pick up the works at the conference site at the designated time on September 29.

Each entry and accepted work must be accompanied with a paragraph (150 words maximum) that describes the local significance of the site or specific object. Either collaborator, or both, may write this, but both names should accompany the entry. Include a photograph of the original object.

Even if you can’t make it to Vancouver, consider participating in the member’s exhibition.

If the final piece is not as represented in the submission photos, TSA has the right to refuse displaying the piece.

Please prepare the following for submission:

Members’ Exhibition title of work
Members’ Exhibition submission abstract (150 words or less)
Creator Bio (100 words or less)

Collaborator Bio (100 words or les)

Submissions are open to all TSA members. If you are not currently a member, please visit 
www.textilesocietyofamerica.org/membership to join before completing your application.

Proposals from all textile-related disciplines and interdisciplinary areas are welcome,
 including but not limited to anthropology, archaeology, art, conservation, geography, design, economics, ethnic studies, history, linguistics, marketing, material culture studies, mathematics, science, political science, sociology, and theater, among others. We encourage the
global participation of scholars, researchers, artists, curators, museum professionals, students, and others.  

TSA is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all participants. As an organization, TSA honors the fundamental value and dignity of all our members. We strive to create and maintain an environment of scholarly exchange that respects diverse traditions, heritages, experiences, and ways of knowing.