After two successful virtual conferences, the AALS Annual Meeting will return to in-person programming in San Diego next year. The Program Committee for the 2023 Annual Meeting invites individual faculty members to submit proposals for several types of Open Submission programs:
- Open Source: Traditional scholarly programs other than those sponsored by one of the AALS Sections. Due April 11.
- Discussion Groups: Structured discussions among a small group of invited participants. Attendees are welcome. Due April 11.
- Symposia: Extended sessions (half a day or longer) that focus on in-depth scholarly exploration of a topic of academic interest. Due May 9.
- Hot Topics: Flexible programs on topics that emerged too late in the year to be included in other categories. Due October 17.
The 2023 Annual Meeting’s theme, selected by AALS President Erwin Chemerinsky, is “How Law Schools Can Make a Difference.” The Program Committee encourages organizers to consider the theme in framing their proposals, though it is not a requirement for submission or acceptance.
After two years of virtual meetings, the Committee also urges organizers to think creatively about how you might best attract and engage an audience. For example, you might consider how you may replicate the benefits of Zoom chat during your in-person session, or you might plan to host a pre-conference Zoom session that inspires excitement about your in-person panel. Organizers are also truly encouraged to look ahead and beyond the challenges that we are currently facing with the pandemic.
Please visit am.aals.org for the complete details and to submit a proposal.