2015 Call For Papers, Workshops, Panels and Posters

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5th Annual Social Media Technology Conference & Workshop

Call for Papers, Workshops, Panels and Posters

Co-Hosted by Bowie State University and Howard University
October 1-2, 2015
Howard University
Washington, D.C.

 

Exploring Social Media and –isms

The 5th Annual Social Media Technology Conference & Workshop is a two-day intensive conference combining panel discussions, posters sessions and hands-on workshops designed to enlighten attendees about new scholarship, professional practices and pedagogical approaches to teaching. This year’s theme focuses on questioning the direction of social media by leftists as well as extreme right critics. It will dissect the connections between social media and popular -isms (distinctive doctrines, systems, confluence and theories). The goal is to bring scholars and professionals together to share their perspectives on how social media relate to various –isms and discuss their influence and impact on our society, individuals, academics, businesses and government entities.

Interested individuals can send in papers, workshop themes, panels and poster proposals that address a myriad of topics, including, but not limited to, the following:

 

  • Social media and Skepticism
  • Social media and Voyeurism
  • Social media and Racism
  • Social media and Interculturalism
  • Social media and Culturalism
  • Social media and Afrocentrism
  • Social media and Narcissism
  • Social media and Internationalism
  • Social media and Classism
  • Social media and Constructivism
  • Social media and Constructionism
  • Social media and Utilitarianism
  • Social media and Sexism

Paper and Poster Submissions
Respondents should submit a 3-5 page proposal that includes an overview of the study as well as research design that includes brief review of the literature and methodology. All respondents in this category should clearly identify the submission type on their proposal and send the proposal through EasyChair by June 30, 2015 at the following site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=smtc2015. Presenters will be notified by mid-May of the status of their submissions and should register to attend the conference by September 1, 2015.

Panel Submissions
Respondents should submit a 3-5 page proposal addressing the purpose of the panel and specific issue(s) to be covered. The proposal should include a list of the confirmed guests or those who will be solicited for the panel as well as their brief biographies. All respondents in this category should send the proposal through EasyChair by June 30, 2015 at the following site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=smtc2015. Presenters will be notified by mid-May of the status of their acceptance and should register to attend the conference by September 1, 2015.

Workshop Submissions
Respondents should submit a 3-5 page proposal addressing the purpose of the workshop, details about the technology, social media trend or tool to be explored and what attendees will gain from attending it. Workshops are scheduled for 90 minutes, so content should be sufficient enough to fill the timeslot. If applicable, the proposal should include a list of the confirmed guests or those who will be solicited for the workshops as well as their brief biographies. All respondents in this category should send the proposal through EasyChair by June 30, 2015 at the following site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=smtc2015. Presenters will be notified by mid-May of the status of their acceptance and should register to attend the conference by September 1, 2015.

Cost
The registration fee for the two-day conference is $100. Students pay the reduced rate of $50. All presenters, attendees and workshop participants are required to pay the conference fee.

Contacts

For more information, please send an email to Dr. Kehbuma Langima at klangmia@howard.edu, Dr. Pamela O’Brien at pobrien@bowiestate.edu, Professor Ingrid Sturgis at isturgis@howard.edu, or Dr. Tia C. M. Tyree at ttyree@howard.edu.