What Should I Expect on the Day of Conference? 

We recommend that you arrive before the opening ceremonies in order to pick up your package. View the Conference Program here.

There will be several sessions planned during the day. Each session will consist of three presenters. Each presenter will have about 10-15 minutes to present his/her paper. There will also be a 15-20 minutes question/answer period at the end of each session.

The chair of each session will first introduce the presenters and their research at the start of the session. The chair will follow the order of presentations as is reflected on the Program. The chair will also highlight the important points of each presentation and will offer how they relate to one another before the audience is asked to participate in the discussion at the end of the session.

Take a look at the descriptions of the sessions and the abstracts and choose the sessions and papers that interest you. During the presentations, take notes and come up with questions that you would like to ask the presenters about their research. For practice, you may want to take a look at this year's abstracts and session information and choose one or two sessions that you might have been interested to attend. You can access the information here.

We also recommend that you attend as many sessions as possible. Attending multiple sessions is a great way to learn about current research and to develop interests or ideas about possible research topics for future undergraduate or graduate level courses.

For more information about how to prepare yourself for a conference, we recommend that you visit the following webpages: (Claremont Graduate University, CGU Writing Centre, Presenting Conference Papers in the Humanities), and (University of Washington).

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Amir Mirfakhraie at