Monthly Archives: March 2010

American Association of School Librarians (AASL) at the ALA Conference in New Orleans

 AASL is now seeking presenter proposals for the 2011 ALA Annual Conference, to be held in New Orleans. The deadline to submit a proposal (PDF file) is May 21. Proposal submissions will be accepted for 90-minute concurrent sessions or half- to full-day preconference professional development programs

International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications: “Making Metadata Work Harder: Celebrating 15 Year of Dublin Core”


International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications:
“Making Metadata Work Harder: Celebrating 15 Year of Dublin Core”

20-22 October 2010, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Co-located with the Annual Meeting of ASIS&T (24-27 October 2010)

* Papers/reports/posters submission: 9 April 2010 <<==EXTENDED
* Acceptance notification: 14 May 2010
* Camera-ready copy due: 11 June 2010

DC-2010 marks the 15th anniversary of Dublin Core and the 10th year of the Annual Conference.  To celebrate and reflect on the past and future, conference participants will engage in investigations in both research and application entailing advances that make metadata work harder in ways beyond the originally identified need for better resource discovery.  The DCMI Abstract Model, the refined concept of Application Profiles and the initial Description Set Profile specification, represent an inflection point in the trajectory of metadata design and deployment in the service of human information needs.  But all is not perfect and we have much to learn from sharing experience.  DC-2010, will take stock of progress, look to the future and celebrate the broad scope of research and applied work in making metadata work harder.

Beyond the conference theme, papers, reports, and poster submissions are welcome on a wide range of metadata topics, such as:

–Metadata principles, guidelines, and best practices
–Metadata quality, normalization, improvement and mapping
–Conceptual models and frameworks (e.g., RDF, DCAM, OAIS)
–Application profiles
–Metadata interoperability across domains, languages, time, structures, and scales.
–Cross-domain metadata uses (e.g., recordkeeping, preservation, curation, institutional repositories, publishing)
–Domain metadata (e.g., for corporations, cultural memory institutions, education, government,  and scientific fields)
–Bibliographic standards (e.g., RDA, FRBR, subject headings) as Semantic Web vocabularies
–Accessibility metadata
–Metadata for scientific data, e-Science and grid applications
–Social tagging and user participation in building metadata
–Knowledge Organization Systems (e.g., ontologies, taxonomies, authority files, folksonomies, and thesauri) and Simple Knowledge Organization Systems (SKOS)
–Ontology design and development
–Integration of metadata and ontologies
–Metadata generation (methods, tools, and practices)
–Search engines and metadata
–Semantic Web metadata and applications
–Vocabulary registries and registry services


Authors wishing to submit papers, reports, or poster proposals may do so through the DCMI Peer Review System at  Author registration and instructions for the submission process appear under the �Information for Authors� link.
 Author Guidelines for full papers, project reports and posters/demonstrations are available through the DCMI Peer Review System.  All submissions to the DC-2010 Conference Proceedings will be peer-reviewed by the International Program Committee.  All submissions must be in English.  Accepted submissions will be published in the official electronic Conference Proceedings.   Unless previously arranged, accepted papers, project reports and posters must be presented in Pittsburgh by at least one of their authors.

All submitting authors must provide basic information regarding current professional positions and affiliations as a condition of acceptance and publication.

FULL PAPERS (8-10 pages)

Full papers either describe innovative work in detail or provide critical, well-referenced overviews of key developments or good practice in the areas outlined above. Full papers will be assessed using the following criteria:

–Originality of the approach to implementation
–Quality of the contribution to the implementation community
–Significance of the results presented
–Clarity of presentation


Project reports describe a specific model, application, or activity in a concise, prescribed format. Project reports will be assessed using the following criteria:

–Conciseness and completeness of technical description
–Usability of the technical description by other potential implementers
–Clarity of presentation


Posters are for the presentation of projects or research under development or late-breaking results. Poster proposals should consist of a one-two page extended abstract.  Posters will be assessed using the following criteria:

–Concise statement of research or project goals and milestones
–Significance of the research or project
–Framing of key barriers and future research
–Statement of results and accomplishments
–Clarity of presentation

Accepted posters will be published in the Conference Proceedings and displayed at the conference.   Unless otherwise arranged, accepted posters must be presented in Pittsburgh by at least one of their authors.  However, with prior arrangement, posters may be included in the proceedings and presented by means of video ranging from 4-10 minutes in length and uploaded to YouTube with the link supplied at the time the poster is submitted.  Asynchronous mechanisms for participant/author communications will be provided.


–Stuart A. Sutton, Information School of the University of Washington, USA (

–Diane I. Hillmann, Information Institute of Syracuse, USA (
–Michael Lauruhn, Taxonomy Strategies, USA (

–Liddy Nevile, La Trobe University, AU (

–Marcia Zeng, Kent State University, USA (

5th Annual Information Literacy Conference

Thursday, June 17, 2010
Johnson & Wales University
Charlotte, NC

Call for Proposals

Submission Deadline: 5pm on Friday, April 9, 2010

What is the “5th Annual Information Literacy Conference”?

It is a one-day conference covering the various aspects of Information Literacy in academic institutions, public libraries or K – 12 education.

What presentation/poster topics are you looking for?

Throughout the day the presentations can cover anything from the basics of information literacy, how to write your information literacy program, success stories, tools to assist in the implementation and more! Click here to see what sessions and posters were offered last year.

All topics relating to Information Literacy will be considered. Some sample topics include:
  • Mobile sites
  • Virtual library
  • Sending students off as learners
  • Teachers & Librarians as partners
  • NC Wise Owl & NC LIVE
Is there a registration fee reduction for presenters?

Presenters will receive half-price registration.

How do I submit a presentation/poster proposal?

Complete the Session Proposal Form and submit it by Friday, April 9, 2010.

What if I have other questions?

Send questions to Cheryl Ann Coyle, 2010 Metrolina Library Association President, at


CSS-44 Call for papers for the minitrack on:

Part of the Collaboration Systems and Technology Track

of the Forty-Fourth Annual

Hawai’i International Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS)

Kauai – January 4-7, 2011

Please note that submissions to this minitrack will also be considered in extended form for the JAIS Special Issue (see details below)

Papers are invited for the minitrack on “COLLABORATION IN VIRTUAL WORLDS AND METAVERSES” as part of the Collaboration Systems and Technology Track at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS).

Collaboration in virtual worlds presents a new area of research. Virtual worlds and metaverses provide a visual window to a persistent and synthetic world inhabited by avatars that are deeply involved in social interactions, along with economic and commercial activities. They are immersive by nature and reinvent the notions of “being together” and awareness for distributed teams. Virtual worlds and metaverses present challenges and opportunities for individuals and groups working together: challenges as groups using virtual worlds have to overcome limitations originating from not sharing the same physical space and opportunities as virtual worlds offer possibilities that are impossible in the real world. To address these challenges and opportunities, this minitrack invites theoretical and empirical research that investigates how individuals and teams within and between organizations use virtual worlds and metaverses to coordinate tasks, share information, simulate processes, solve problems, make decisions, create and manipulate objects, innovate, and create value.

This minitrack provides one of the key international platforms on which the following issues can be discussed:

     The design, application, and evaluation of virtual world environments and applications.
     The impact of virtual world characteristics on individual and team behavior.
     Collaboration methods, techniques, patterns, and best practices to support productive (a)synchronous collaboration between individuals and groups.
     Theoretical foundations and practical approaches to understand, model, and design collaboration in virtual worlds and metaverses.
There are no preferred methodological stances for this minitrack: this minitrack is open to both qualitative and quantitative research, to research from a positivist, interpretivist, or critical perspective, to studies from the lab, from the field, or developmental in nature.
Themes and topics of relevance to this minitrack include, but are not limited to (related topics not listed are especially welcome):

Organizational perspectives on virtual world collaboration

        The impact of virtual world collaborations on organizational performance
        Change management using virtual world environments
        Success factors for virtual world collaboration
        Factors influencing virtual world adoption, adaptation, and diffusion
        Introducing virtual world collaboration technologies and processes in organizations and groups
Individual and group perspectives on virtual world collaboration

        Management and leadership styles in virtual worlds
        Motivation for individual and team performance in virtual worlds
        Skills, knowledge, and abilities to collaborate successfully in virtual worlds
        Personality characteristics and traits and their influence on virtual world collaboration
        Team size and composition in virtual world collaboration
Work and process perspectives concerning virtual world collaboration

        Different tasks and task types in virtual worlds
        Creativity and innovation in virtual world collaboration
        Approaches and processes for repeatable tasks in virtual worlds, e.g. focus groups, recruitment, strategy planning, and requirements specification & analysis
        Identifying, measuring, and evaluating patterns of virtual world collaboration, e.g. generation, reduction, clarification, organization, evaluation, and commitment building.
        Best practices, collaboration techniques (thinkLets) and pattern languages for virtual world collaboration
Design perspectives on virtual world collaboration

        Theories, guidelines and strategies for designing collaboration processes, technologies and systems for virtual world collaboration
        Enhancing robustness, flexibility, and longevity of virtual world applications, processes and technologies
        Modeling techniques and frameworks to support virtual world collaboration processes and applications
        Embedded technologies for virtual worlds
        Information access, processing, and dissemination in virtual world collaboration
Social issues concerning virtual world collaboration

        Facilitation in virtual world environments
        Collaboration styles in virtual worlds
        Cultural perspectives on virtual world collaboration
        Approaches to training virtual world collaboration skills
        Ethical issues surrounding virtual world collaboration

Authors submitting to the HICSS minitrack will be invited to submit an expanded version for a special issue in the Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS) on Team Collaboration in Virtual Worlds. The submission deadline for this issue is 30 October, 2010. Please note that it is not required to submit a paper to the HICSS minitrack to be considered for the JAIS issue.
More information on the JAIS issue can be found at:

Gert-Jan de Vreede (primary contact)

University of Nebraska at Omaha & Delft University of Technology

Department of Information Systems & Quantitative Analysis

Managing Director, The Center for Collaboration Science

1110 South 67th street, Omaha, NE 68182-0116 USA

phone: (402) 554-2026  fax: (402) 554-3400

Moez Limayem

Chair, Information Systems Department

Sam M. Walton College of Business

University of Arkansas

Imed Boughzala

Department of Information Systems

Telecom Business School

Institut TELECOM

9 rue Charles Fourier 91011 Evry Cedex France

phone: (33) 1 60-76-45-74  fax: (33) 1 60-76-44-93


The purpose of HICSS is to provide a forum for the interchange of ideas, research results, development activities, and applications among academicians and practitioners in computer-based systems sciences. The conference consists of tutorials, advanced seminars, presentations of accepted papers, open forum, tasks forces, and plenary and distinguished guest lectures. There is a high degree of interaction and discussion among the conference participants because the conference is conducted in a workshop-like setting.

Instructions for submitting papers:

     Submit an electronic copy of the full paper, 10 pages including title page, abstract, references and diagrams using the review system available at the HICSS site, make sure that the authors’ names and affiliation information has been removed to ensure an anonymous review.
     Do not submit the paper to more than one minitrack. The paper should contain original material and not be previously published or currently submitted for consideration elsewhere.
     Provide the required information to the review system such as title, full name of all authors, and their complete addresses including affiliation(s), telephone number(s) and e-mail address(es).
     The first page of the paper should include the title and a (max) 300-word abstract.

        May 15:                    OPTIONAL: Abstracts submitted to Minitrack Chairs for guidance, indication of appropriate content and to receive instructions on submitting full paper.
        June 15:                  Full papers uploaded in the directory of the appropriate minitrack.
        August 15:               Notification of accepted papers mailed to authors.
        September 15:         Accepted manuscripts, camera-ready, uploaded; author(s) must register by this time.
Send all correspondence related to this minitrack to:

Gert-Jan de Vreede (primary contact)

University of Nebraska at Omaha & Delft University of Technology

Department of Information Systems & Quantitative Analysis

Managing Director, The Center for Collaboration Science

1110 South 67th street, Omaha, NE 68182-0116 USA

phone: (402) 554-2026  fax: (402) 554-3400


International Symposium on Design and Research in the Artificial and Natural Sciences: DRANS 2010

As you know the Nobel Laureate Herbert Simon affirmed that design is an essential ingredient of the Artificial Sciences Ranulph Glanville, president of the American Society for Cybernetics and expert in design theory, affirms that “Research is a variety of design. So do research as design… Design is key to research. Research has to be designed.” An increasing number of authors are stressing the relationships between Design and Research. Design is a mean for Research, and Research is a mean for Design. Design and research are related via cybernetic loops in the context of means-ends logic. Consequently, we invite you to submit a paper/abstract and/ot to organize an invited session in the International Symposium on Design and Research in the Artificial and the Natural Sciences: DRANS 2010 ( which is being organized in the context of The 14th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics:

WMSCI 2010 (, 2010 in Orlando, Florida, USA.


The deadlines of DRANS 2010 are the following:


Papers/Abstracts Submissions and Invited Sessions Proposals: April 14th, 2010

Authors Notifications: May 5th, 2010

Camera-ready, full papers: May 26th, 2010


You can also submit your abstract-paper to another area or any of the following conjoined events (check the respective web site for the deadlines)


The SUMMER 4th International Conference on Knowledge Generation, Communication and Management: KGCM 2010 (


The 3rd, International Symposium on Academic Globalization: AG 2010 (


The 2nd International Symposium on Peer Reviewing: ISPR 2010 (


The 3rd International Multi-Conference on Engineering and Technological Innovation: IMETI 2010 (


Participants in any conference can attend the sessions of other collocated conferences, and will receive electronic proceedings, in a CD, which includes the papers presented at all conferences and symposia.


Submissions for Face-to-Face or for Virtual Participation are both accepted. Both kinds of submissions will have the same reviewing process and the accepted papers will be included in the same proceedings.


Pre-Conference and Post-conference Virtual sessions (via electronic forums) will be held for each session included in the conference program, so that sessions papers can be read before the conference, and authors presenting at the same session can interact during one week before and after the conference. Authors can also participate in peer-to-peer reviewing in virtual sessions.


All Submitted papers/abstracts will go through three reviewing processes: (1) double-blind (at least three reviewers), (2) non-blind, and (3) participative peer reviews. These three kinds of review will support the selection process of those papers/abstracts that will be accepted for their presentation at the conference, as well as those to be selected for their publication in JSCI Journal.


Authors of accepted papers who registered in the conference can have access to the evaluations and possible feedback provided by the reviewers who recommended the acceptance of their papers/abstracts, so they can accordingly improve the final version of their papers. Non-registered authors will not have access to the reviews of their respective submissions.


Registration fees of an effective invited session organizer will be waived according to the policy described in the web page  (click on ‘Invited Session’, then on ‘Benefits for the Organizers of Invited Sessions’), where you can get information about the ten benefits for an invited session organizer. For Invited Sessions Proposals, please visit the conference web site, or directly to


Authors of the best 10%-20% of the papers presented at the conference (included those virtually presented) will be invited to adapt their papers for their publication in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics.


Best regards,


Conference Organizing Committee

10th International Educational Technology Conference

26-28 April 2010

Albert Long Hall, Bogazici University
Istanbul, Turkey


The convergence of recent technologies, web and mobile technologies, provides unique opportunities and an infrastructure for both face to face and online learning environments. However, specific environments for constructing knowledge are needed. In such environments, knowledge media should bring together the technology and learning theories to form meaningful settings for learners with different academic, administrative and support needs. IETC2010 aims to provide an environment for experts to discuss the current state of the art for learning in schools, industry and universities. Virtual environments, CSCL, m-learning, e-training and e-learning will be topics of particular interest. 
IETC2010 conference is supported by many universities and organizations, and it is venued by Bogazici University where the academic culture has long been a tradition. Further, the SSCI Indexed scholarly Journal TOJET sponsors the event through publishing selected papers. As it is the tenth annual event, IETC2010 has already formed a large, multi-national and friendly community of colleagues who love to share ideas. IETC2010 invites you to submit proposals for papers, panels, best practices, roundtables, tutorials, posters/demonstrations, and workshops. 

Selected papers will be invited to be considered for the SSCI Indexed journal, TOJET.


Proposal Submission: 
10 April 2010 (new)
Full paper submission: 
10 April 2010 (new)
Early Registration: 
05 April 2010 (new)
Late Registration:
After 05 April 2010 (new)


The scope of the conference will cover but not be limited to:

  • Asynchronous learning
  • Authoring technology
  • Best practices in ICT classrooms
  • Constructivist perspectives
  • Cooperative/collaborative learning
  • Data mining strategies for e-learning organizations
  • Distance and open learning
  • Educational technology & globalization
  • Human resources in educational technology
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Hypermedia applications
  • ICT integration
  • Improving classroom teaching
  • Innovation and change in education
  • Instructional design
  • Intelligent e-learning systems
  • Intelligent training technology
  • Interactive learning environment
  • Knowledge management in e-learning
  • Learning and content management systems
  • Learning objects
  • Life long learning and technology
  • Mobile learning
  • Network based education and training
  • Pedagogical and practical issues
  • Professional development & teacher training
  • Simulations in education
  • Teaching/learning strategies
  • Video games for learning
  • Virtual classroom, virtual university


ED-MEDIA–World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications

ED-MEDIA Final Call for Participation

Submissions Deadline: April 12, 2010

June 29 – July 2, 2010 – Toronto, Canada

Proposal Submission Guide & Form

ED-MEDIA–World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications is an international conference, organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

For more information go to

This annual conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the discussion and exchange of information on the research, development, and applications on all topics related to multimedia, hypermedia and telecommunications/distance education.

ED-MEDIA, the premiere international conference in the field, spans all disciplines and levels of education and annually attracts more than 1,500 leaders in the field from over 70 countries. For a list, see: Countries @ ED-MEDIA.

We invite you to attend ED-MEDIA and submit proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, tutorials, workshops, posters/demonstrations, corporate showcases/demos, and SIG discussions. The Conference Review Policy requires that each proposal will be peer-reviewed by for inclusion in the conference program, proceedings book, and online proceedings available on EdITLib – Education and Information Technology Digital Library.


The scope of the conference includes, but is not limited to, the following major topics as they relate to the educational and developmental aspects of multimedia/hypermedia and telecommunications. Sub-topics listed here.

  1. Infrastructure
  2. Tools & Content-Oriented Applications
  3. New Roles of the Instructor & Learner
  4. Human-Computer Interaction (HCI/CHI)
  5. Cases & Projects
  6. Universal Web Accessibility
  7. Indigenous Peoples & Technology

Presenation Categories

The Technical Program includes a wide range of interesting and useful activities designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information.

  • Keynote Speakers
  • Invited Panels/Speakers
  • Papers
  • Panels
  • Student Panels
  • Posters/Demonstrations
  • Corporate Showcases & Demonstrations
  • Tutorials/Workshops
  • Roundtables
  • Symposia

For Presentation Category descriptions, and information about what to submit with your proposal, click here.


Accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings internationally distributed through and archived in the AACE Digital Library. These proceedings serve as major sources in the multimedia/ hypermedia/ telecommunications community, reflecting the current state of the art in the discipline.

Selected papers may be invited for publication in may be invited for publication in AACE’s respected journals especially in the Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia (JEMH), International Journal on E-Learning (IJEL), or Journal of Interactive Learning Research (JILR). See:

Proposal Submission Guide & Form

Co-sponsored by the:

If you have a question about the ED-MEDIA Conference, please send an E-mail to AACE Conference Services, or call 757-366-5606, or fax 703-997-8760.





Proposal Submission Guide & Form

Co-sponsored by the:


What is Your Library Doing about Emerging Technologies?

Call For Participation : ALA Annual at D.C. - What is Your Library Doing about Emerging Technologies? Submission link: Submission deadline: April, 1, 2010 Do you directly work with emerging technologies at your library? Did you play a role in creating a librarian position for emerging technologies? Do you supervise a librarian who work with emerging technologies or have expertise in emerging technologies yourself? You don't have to hold the job title of "Emerging Technologies Librarian" to participate. If you answer yes to any of these questions, then we want to hear from you. Despite the popularity of the term, there is no clear definition or shared understanding about what "emerging technologies" mean to libraries and librarians. Almost all libraries strive to stay current with quickly changing technologies. But not all libraries have established a formal method and procedure of supporting, evaluating, implementing, and adopting emerging technologies. ALA LITA Emerging Technologies Interests Group (ETIG) is seeking participants to a panel discussion - "What are your libraries doing about emerging technologies" at ALA Annual 2010 at Washington D.C. We are particularly interested in identifying librarians, library administrators, and technology experts who can contribute to the following (but not limited) topics: * What do we mean when we say "emerging technologies"? * What motivates libraries and administrators to create a new position for "emerging technologies"? * What are the daily tasks performed or projects achieved by (emerging) technology librarians at your libraries? * What are the challenges for emerging technologies for libraries? (From both a manager's, a librarian's, or a technologist's perspective) * How do you evaluate, implement and adopt emerging technologies? * What should libraries be doing about emerging technologies? * Other thoughts about libraries and emerging technologies If you are interested, please submit your proposal by filling out this form: If you have any questions, please contact Bohyun Kim (, ETIG member, or Jacquelyn Erdman (, ETIG vice Chair. 

Representing Motherhood:Mothers in the Arts, Literature, Media and Popular Culture

In celebration of Mother's Day, The Motherhood Institute for Research and Community Involvement (MIRCI) with co-sponsor, Ryerson University Department of English, are hosting a conference on the topic of Representing Motherhood: Mothers in the Arts, Literature, Media and Popular Culture May 21-22, 2010, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON. We welcome submissions from scholars, students, activists, artists, community agencies, service providers, journalists, mothers and others who work or research in this area. Cross-cultural, historical, and comparative work is encouraged. We encourage a variety of types of submissions including academic papers from all disciplines, workshops, creative submissions, performances, storytelling, visual arts, and other alternative formats. Topics can include (but are not limited to): Representing the Maternal in Film, Video, Art, Music, and Theater; Theorizing Motherhood and Representation; Race, Representation and Motherhood; Maternal Ambivalence in visual culture; Countering Media Discourses on Motherhood; Maternal Loss, Depression, and Domestic Violence; Performing Feminist Mothering in Practice and Expression; Mother Writer: Writing Motherhood; Creating Outlaw Children; Imaging LGBT Mothers and Maternity; "Late bloomers": Post-Maternal Mother Artists; Representing Motherhood on the Internet; The Politics of Motherhood and Spirituality in Music and Visual Culture; Motherhood, Art, and Creativity; Healing and Creativity; The Performance of the Maternal or Performing Motherhood; Mothering and Disability: Producing New Paradigms of Normal; Motherhood in the News: Mothers as Newsmaker; Documenting Motherhood: Maternal Documentaries; Mothers, Motherhood and Photography; Behind the Camera: Mothers as Filmmakers, Directors, Producers; Mother Musicians across Musical Genres: Rock, Rap, Folk, Blues, Jazz, Country Narratives of Creative Mothers: Moms who "Rock," Expressing: Imaging Breastfeeding Mothers, Mommy Bloggers: Re-Writing Motherhood, etc.; Dealing with (Post-partum) Depression by Making Creative Work; Pregnant moms; Celebrity mothers; How images of fathers impact motherhood representation; News media coverage of foster moms; Moms in politics; teen mothers in film or television; advertising as aimed at pregnant/new Moms; Mothers as consumers; Mothering and the representation of Class EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS *Please email 250 word presentation abstract (including title) and 50 word bio to by April 10, 2010 Motherhood Institute for Research and Community Involvement (MIRCI) ------------------ Dr. Andrea O'Reilly, Associate Professor, School of Women's Studies, Founder-Director: Association for Research on Mothering, Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering, Demeter Press, Co-Founder, Museum of Motherhood, Co-Founder, International Mothers Network, Editor, Encyclopedia of Motherhood, Sage Press, 2010. York University, Toronto, Ont., M3J 1P3 416 736 2100;60366 RECENT BOOK PUBLICATIONS: Monographs Toni Morrison and Motherhood: A Politics of the Heart. SUNY Press, 2004. Rocking the Cradle: Thoughts on Motherhood, Feminism and The Possibility of Empowered Mothering.Demeter Press, 2006. Edited: Books Feminist Mothering. SUNY Press, 2008. Maternal Theory: Essential Readings.Demeter Press, 2007. You Can Get There from Here: Celebrating 25 Years of Bridging Courses for Women at York University. With Ruby Newman. School of Women's Studies, York University, 2006. Motherhood: Power and Oppression. With Marie Porter and Patricia Short. Women's Press, 2005. 

2010 National NOW Conference: Loving Our Bodies, Changing the World

Conference Web Site:


“Loving Our Bodies, Changing the World” is the theme of the 2010 National NOW Conference, and this year’s event features a summit on health and body image issues.


CFP # 1: Embracing Fat-Positive Feminism: Gender Freedom, Size Acceptance and Social Change


For this panel, I am seeking two other folks with an interest in talking about the intersections of fat liberation and feminism.  I am particularly interested in activists working for feminist and fat social change, and scholars working in the fields of women’s/gender studies and fat studies.  The panelists would talk about their scholarly, activist and policy work and discuss how feminism needs to coalesce more with the fat rights movement, and vice verse.  We will discuss the so-called “war on obesity” and the need to mobilize size-positive and feminist communities to fight back against fatphobia and show that fat liberation is a feminist issue. I particularly seek abstracts that include an intersectional analysis that also takes into account issues of race, ethnicity, class, disability and other categories. 


If you are interested, please send me an email ( ) ASAP (no later than April 19) with a short abstract about your presentation for the panel and full contact info.


(See  for the info that I will be required to enter when I do the submission.) 


CFP # 2: Transgender Feminism: Activist Approaches to Fostering Inclusion, Justice and Transformation


For this panel, I am seeking two other folks who are interested in talking about transfeminism from both theoretical and activist standpoints.  In particular, I am interested in how transfeminist analyses can be deployed to make concrete changes in institutions, organizational settings and activist movements.  How can transfeminism strengthen the movement for women’s liberation, and vice verse?  How can we combat transphobia in the feminist movement and anti-feminism in the trans community? How do we promote unity and dialogue between diverse gendered populations in order to work together for common goals?  The goal of the panel is to highlight people working in the scholarly and activist fields of transfeminism and to use our insights to promote transfeminism as a pivotal critical intervention in the contemporary feminist movement.  In addition, we will discuss how transfeminism can be positioned in ways that are not “divisive” but that can promote an inclusive, coalitional!

  politics. Intersectional analyses that are inclusive of race, ethnicity, class, disability and other categories are highly encouraged. 


If you are interested, please send me an email ( ) ASAP (no later than April 19) with a short abstract about your presentation for the panel and full contact info.


(See  for the info that I will be required to enter when I do the submission.)