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A Few Reminders for ISA Chairs and Discussants

With the Convention fast approaching, it's time to touch base with your fellow panelists and prepare for your roles. Please see below for information on how to contact them and more about your respective roles.

To Contact Your Fellow Panelists

Access Your panel/roundtable details by clicking on the item in your schedule (or in the online program). There, you will see an "Email Participants" option that will create a comma-separated list of the email addresses of participants on your panel.

For Chairs

If you are chairing a panel at the meeting, we ask that you email the panel participants with set time limits for paper presentations within the next week, if you have not already done so.  ISA HQ recommends leaving at least 30 minutes at the end for questions and answers from the audience. At the Annual Convention, the chair's role is to briefly introduce the panel/roundtable to the audience, manage the time limits for presentation, and facilitate participation with the audience.

For Discussants

The role of the discussant is to carefully read each of the papers that he/she receives prior to the Convention and comment upon these papers in a constructive manner during the panel session. If a panelist does not submit their paper in advance, discussants are not obligated to comment on the paper at the panel session. (Please note, roundtable participants do not upload papers.)

Looking for more information? Check out our Annual Convention website:

Posted in: Annual Convention


Giulianna Franchetti
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 10:38 AM
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