Volunteering as Chair or Discussant
We strongly encourage people to volunteer as chairs and discussants. When serving as a chair or a discussant, you make an invaluable contribution to the program. Please note that participants are allowed to serve as a Chair and/or Discussant on two panels in addition to presenting a paper OR serving as a Roundtable participant on the same or a different panel. See a more complete statement of the Policy on Participation Limits.
A specific form for volunteers is available on the Submission Site, which lists the keywords around which the panels are organized. On the form indicate the keywords for which you are volunteering to be a chair or discussant or both. The Program Committee will later contact volunteers directly to serve in these roles in sessions organized by the Committee.
In order to volunteer, you must first have an account on our LSA Services system.
To access the Volunteer form
- Login to LSA Services
- From the Menu, Click on "Proposal Submission Site"
- Click on "Volunteer to be a Chair and/or Discussant"
- Follow the instructions on screen.