Author Meets Readers Sessions

 Any law and society book with a copyright in the calendar year 2017, except textbooks, edited volumes and case books, is eligible for an AMR session. Books published online during the eligibility period are acceptable. In addition to submitting online the information requested below, please send the following information as a single pdf to Megan Warren at

Serving as a Reader on Author Meets Readers Panels and Salons is exempt from the rule prohibiting individuals from participating in more than one conference panel, but being an Author does count the same as presenting a paper or participating as a roundtable discussant.

New policy on Author Meets Reader panels:  Since author-meets-readers panels have proliferated rapidly, while the total time slots available remain constant, the program committee for 2018 would like to encourage panels that include several books in the same field published in the past year. “Recent books in…” might be a good title for such panels. Note that the organizer would need to ensure that the authors will be present at the conference. For such panels, the authors can comment on each other’s work, with a moderator helping; or there can be a chair, several authors, and one or two discussants (one of whom could also act as chair), for a total of six presenters.

Single-book author-meets-readers panels, as per previous years, are still possible, but such panels will be given 45 minutes only. These should have one author and three readers (the chair or moderator can be separate or can be one of the readers)

AMR Salons
These modified AMR sessions provide a more intimate, less formal setting for engaging a scholarly book.              
Participants and audience members in AMR Salon sessions meet to discuss the book seated around a single table in a ballroom setting dedicated to multiple concurrent book discussions, each at a separate table. These sessions must have at least two readers, along with the book’s author(s). Please indicate in your proposal description if you are interested in holding session in the Salon format.

If space limitations require assigning some AMRs to a salon format, sessions will be selected randomly for this change.

Author Meets Reader (AMR) or AMR Salon Session Submission
It is the Session Organizer’s responsibility to fill the roles required for the session. The system offers a search function to find the participants you want to assign to your session.
AMR Session Proposals must include:

Please contact ALL of your participants for agreement prior to submitting an AMR session. All participants must “confirm” their participation in your session in time for you to finalize the session the submission deadline. Be sure to communicate a deadline to your participants.

Be sure to review "accessing the system" for the submission website and the login instructions.

Login to the system – After logging in, the screen will say “My Submissions” (if not please click the “My Submissions” tab), then click “Create Submission”.

1. Title Tab

  1. Title - This is the title of your session. Please enter it as it should appear in the program with proper title case. Please DO NOT submit your title with all capital letters. If you want your session designated as affiliated with the Canadian Law and Society Association, please write CLSA in the session title.This is the only way that such sponsorship of the session will be noted in the program.
  2. Submission Type – Select “AMR Session”
  3. CRN Sponsorship – If your submission is sponsored by a CRN, please select which CRN (by number) from the dropdown menu. Do not make a selection if your submission is not associated with a CRN.
  4. Click “Save”
  5. After the page is saved, please click the “2. Participant(s)” tab.

2. Participant Tab

  1. Are you the Session Organizer – click ”yes”
  2. A Chair for the session is required; please click “Add Chair”.
  3. Using the search field, please enter your Chair/Readers/Authors first or last name.
    • Select the name from the search list. Click “Add”
  4. If your Chair/Readers/Authors name is not found, click the green “Add Chair (or Reader or Author)” button. The Required Fields to enter their profile is:
    • First Name
    • Last Name
    • Institution
    • Title
    • Email
    • Student (Y/N)
    • Years teaching, or does not teach
  5. After selecting the Session Chair, please select 4 - 6 Readers for the session using the instructions in steps 3 & 4 above.
  6. Next select the Author(s) using the instructions in steps 3 & 4 above.
  7. Your participants will automatically receive an email that they have been added to the session in that particular role. They will need to “confirm” their role before your submission may be finalized.
  8. Click “Save”. After the page is saved, please click the “3. Description” tab.

3. Add Description Tab

Click “Save”. After the page is saved, please click the “4. Keywords” tab.

4. Keywords Tab

Please select up to 2 Keywords. First select your Primary Keyword by clicking the box next to “add”. If adding a second keyword, scroll down to select the Secondary Keyword by clicking the box next to “add”.  Then scroll to the bottom of the page and click “save”.

5. Preview Tab

Review your AMR Session prior to submitting.  You may return to any of the tabs to edit.

6. Finalize Tab

If any required information or role approvals are not completed, you will not be able to “Finalize” your submission – this means your proposal has NOT been submitted. Any missing information will be listed in a red box on this tab. If you are offered a checkbox to click “Finalize” – congratulations, your submission is complete! Be sure to finalize your submission by clicking on the checkbox and then click “Finalize”

Once your session has been finalized, you WILL NOT be able to edit your proposal. If you need to edit your submission prior to the submission deadline., please contact Megan Warren at to remove the finalization of your submission. If the finalization is removed, whether or not edits are made to the proposal, you will need to click the "Finalize" button and save the submission again – otherwise your submission has not been submitted. If the finalization is removed, to edit your submission first login, then click on the "My Submissions" link at the top. Then select the submission to edit and make the changes to your submission. Follow the instructions above to move between the tabs of the submission.

7. Email supporting documents 

To assist the Program Committee reviewing submissions, please email the following document to Megan Warren ( A copy of the title page and copyright page (to verify publication year), preferably scanned as one document. Books published online during the eligibility period, which contain the necessary information are acceptable. To be considered for either an Author Meets Readers Panel or Salon, you must submit a complete proposal through the online system (as described above) AND email supporting documents by the submission deadline.

! Important – to Withdraw your Submission !

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