Papers and Sessions

Submissions have closed.

General Information

Submission and System Instructions

Conference Theme
Abstract Guidelines from Program Committee
Keywords Types of Submissions
Program Committee Individual Paper Proposal Instructions
Duties of Chairs and Discussants Session Proposal Instructions
Frequently Asked Questions Volunteer to be a Chair or Discussant
Sponsoring Research Groups To Withdraw Your Participation
About Your Paper Presentation
Audio Visual Needs  
Disability Access Guidelines

Your submission does not need to align with the meeting theme, but we encourage you to consider relating to it. All submissions (abstract, and other relevant information needed by the Program Committee regarding the acceptance of proposals) must be in English.  However, given the international nature of the meeting, the Program Committee has decided to allow participants to present in Spanish, as long as the following conditions are met: 1) that proposals are submitted in English, 2) that the presenter in another language shares an abstract or outline of her presentation in English, 3) that all slides (e.g. PowerPoint, Keynote) shall be in English, and, 4) that at least one other participant in the session, roundtable or panel speaks English, and gives her presentation in English.

Everyone attending the meeting is expected to register. Compliance is important for keeping our fees affordable, supporting the organizing entities, and advancing their goals. Only those who register will be included on the official LSA-RCSL Joint Meeting Program (online and printed), or be allowed to present papers, or attend presentations and other functions. Registrants should wear their meeting badges at all times when at LSA-RCSL Joint Meeting functions, and satellite events.

You do not have to be a member of LSA or any of the co-sponsoring organizations to participate in the meeting, although we encourage you to join, and will be delighted if you do.

See more about LSA memberships. See more about RCSL memberships.


Participants are limited to:  

  1. One participation as a Paper Presenter, Roundtable Participant, Author, or Salon Presenter.
  2. Unlimited appearances as a Chair and/or Discussant on a panel.

Exemptions:  Exempted additional appearances include as a Reader on an Author Meets Reader session, or as a participant on a plenary, a Professional Development or Public Outreach session, or other special event solicited and/or authorized by the Program Committee Chairs.  For all other requests, there will be no exception to the rule.

Being a “non-presenting” paper co-authors does not count as your participation if they do not sit on the session panel and present the paper (Select “non-presenter” when the co-author is added to papers).

It is expected that you will allow your name to be added to the program only in accordance with these limitations.  You will be required to withdraw participations that exceed the limit. 

August 18th Open paper and session submissions
October 18th Close submissions
January 6th Acceptance letters to participants
February 1st Scheduling completed
Early registration opens
February 13th Online Preliminary Program available
March 1st Regular registration begins
March 24th Registration deadline for participants
No more changes to sessions, titles or abstracts
May 5th Late registration begins

{Subject to change by LSA Executive Office}

Although the meeting is slightly later in June, the submission deadlines are the same and the registration deadline for participants is slightly earlier to leave time for the printed programs to be shipped to Mexico City.


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