Greetings from the UAB-PJSA conference committee: 

We know that the early weeks of the summer can be some of the busiest times for those of us working within the academic calendar. Despite the fact that many of us are not ‘teaching’, with end of semester tasks, we know things can get quite busy. We also know that with University budgets shrinking in an age of austerity, many of us are struggling to get our small piece of the pie. 

Because of these challenges, we are extending our priority registration deadline until June 20, and extending our proposal deadline until June 30.

Following the closure of the proposal stage, the conference committee will complete the review of proposals and begin scheduling. We plan to release an initial schedule in mid July. 

Thank you to all of those who have already completed the registration, and we would like to encourage you to register and submit your proposal if you have not already done so. We have already received nearly 100 proposals for papers, panels, films, workshops, roundtables and other presentations and are excited to see them continue to roll in!