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Posted Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 4:33 PM to Announcements. Comments: 0   

March 13, 2013 from 9AM - 5PM

Las Vegas, Nevada
Proposal Deadline: Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Questions? Email Co-Chairs Risa P. Gorelick or Gina M. Merys (chairs@rnfonline.com).

CFP: Please join the Research Network Forum as a Work-in-Progress Presenter and/or serve as a Discussion Leader and/or Editor.

The Research Network Forum, founded in 1987, is a pre-convention workshop at CCCC which provides an opportunity for published researchers, new researchers, and graduate students to discuss their current projects and receive mentoring from colleagues in the discipline. The forum is free to CCCC convention participants. As in past years, the 2013 session features morning plenary addresses focusing on “The Public Work of Composition,” the 2013 CCCC theme.

The RNF welcomes Work-in-Progress Presenters (WIPPs) at any stage of their research and at any position in the composition/rhetoric field (graduate student, junior faculty, tenured faculty, administrator, and/or independent scholar). During roundtable discussions, WiPPs are grouped by thematic clusters where they discuss their current projects in an eight-minute presentation and benefit from the responses of other researchers.  Additionally, WiPPs bring a prepared a handout with their name, contact info (email/phone/snail mail), a brief abstract of their research project, and a list of questions they hope to explore during their roundtable discussion (15 copies for the two sessions).  WiPPs present their research at separate morning and afternoon session roundtables.

 Discussion Leaders lead thematic roundtables and mentor WiPPs; this role is key to the RNF. We ask that Discussion Leaders are experienced, established researchers.  They are welcome to also serve as WiPPs (please fill out two forms—one for Work-in-Progress and one for Discussion Leader roles). Serving as a Discussion Leader provides a valuable service to the composition/rhetoric community.  Discussion Leaders may serve at the morning session, afternoon session, or all day.

 Participants also include Editors of printed and electronic composition/rhetoric journals who discuss publishing opportunities for completed works-in-progress in an open, roundtable format. We encourage Editors to bring copies of the journals they edit/publish, any other publications, or announcements for display at the RNF meeting. Editors may also serve as WiPPs and Discussion Leaders.

Electronic proposal forms are available at our NEW webpage, http://researchnetworkforum.org/, where you can click on “submit a proposal” for the roles of Work-in-Progress Presenter, Discussion Leader, and/or Editor (please fill out a form for each role).  The proposal deadline is October 31, 2012. You may appear on the RNF Program in addition to having a speaking role at the Conference on College Composition & Communication.
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