79th Annual Meeting
April 23-27, 2014
2014 Call for Submissions (PDF)
A Letter from SAA' President
April 1, 2013
It’s time to start planning your participation in next year’s 79th Annual Meeting in Austin, TX. We are excited to take our meeting to the live music capital of the world, and we hope you will join us for what is sure to be an unforgettable event!
Following is the Call for Submissions for SAA’s 79th Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas, April 23-27, 2014. As you may be aware, submissions are only accepted electronically via SAAweb. Last year, SAA launched a brand new online submission system, and overall the feedback has been extremely positive.
The web system is simple, straight forward, and user-friendly. The system allow users to make changes to their submissions online, count and summarize participant roles in one convenient location, register for the meeting, and allow participants to update their SAA membership profile instantly. Session chairs can invite participants to their session via automated emails or simply by providing the participant with their session ID number. The system will even auto-submit your session with all completed participants (meaning the participant has completed all required steps including the registration payment) when the deadline hits.
The web-based system will be open for submissions on May 1, 2013. Once available, you will be able to access the system by visiting the SAAweb homepage (www.saa.org) and clicking the submissions link.
The submissions deadline is Thursday, September 12, 2013, 3 pm Eastern Time. There is no grace period, as all submissions are electronic. There are no late fees, as nothing may be submitted after the deadline, and changes to a submission may be made until the deadline. The afternoon deadline is to ensure that staff are on hand to assist right up until the moment the system shuts down at 3 pm Eastern Time on Thursday, September 12, 2013.
A note about the Amerind Seminar program for session organizers: Co-sponsored by the SAA and the Amerind Foundation, this program will recognize an outstanding symposium at the 2014 Annual Meeting. Complete information is located in the Call for Submissions and on the Amerind web site (www.amerind.org). If you wish to have your symposium considered for this program, be certain to select the appropriate check box on your web submission form.
While the 2014 79th Annual Meeting is just over twelve months away, I know many of you will want to organize your contribution before summer arrives with its many demands. We look forward to seeing you in Austin next April.
P.S. As you may be aware, presenting at the annual meeting is a privilege of membership in SAA.
• Current members submitting must renew their memberships for 2014 before the close of the membership
grace period, January 30, 2014.
• Nonmembers submitting must join the Society by November 15, 2013.
Should either non-members or renewing members miss their respective renewal/join deadline, the Board of Directors will reject the submission. This action will supersede any action by the Program Committee. Once rejected by the Board, the pending submission cannot be reinstated. Also, please be aware that the deadlines are firm.