45th Annual ACH Conference, Belize, 2013
INSTRUCTIONS TO PRESENTERS:
1. Every presenter must be a member of the ACH. If you are not currently a member, you can join through the ACH website, http://www.associationofcaribbeanhistorians.org, by mail, or in person during registration at the conference.
2. ACH papers include both a pre-circulated paper and a brief presentation at the conference. Papers can be written in English, French or Spanish, and can be no longer than 25 typed, double-spaced pages using 12-point font. This includes notes and references. Because we have more papers than usual this year, ALL presenters must strictly adhere to this format—papers longer than 25 pages or not double-spaced will be returned for editing.
3. In the past, papers have been distributed to conference attendees at registration. This year, however, they will be posted online at the ACH website in advance. Doing so not only allows those attending the conference more time to read and process information, but will also save paper and money (the ACH is trying to be more environmentally responsible!)
4. To allow time to format and post material, presenters should email or mail papers on CD (as a Microsoft Word file) NO LATER THAN March 15, 2013 to:
Michelle McDonald, ACH Secretary-Treasurer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Stockton College, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205, USA
PLEASE NOTE: You will be asked to register for the conference, and to pay for that registration, at this time. Presenters will NOT be allowed to bring papers to the conference. All papers must be submitted in advance. Presenters that do not provide papers by the March 15, 2013 deadline will be removed from the program and will not be permitted to present at the conference.
5. Conference papers posted online will be password protected; only after someone has registered for the conference will they be able to access this portion of the website.
6. In addition, if you not already done so, presenters are asked to provide abstracts (no longer than 250 words) translated in English, French and Spanish (you must supply all three languages). These are distributed to all conference attendees and help to ensure multi-lingual participation, so please provide professional translations of your work. These are also due with your papers no later than March 15, 2013. Please be sure that your abstract includes: a) your full name, b) your institutional affiliation and c) full title of the paper.
7. Presentations at the conference should serve to briefly introduce information in pre-circulated papers, and as such are limited to 10 minutes. It is very important, given the number of panels and presenters this year, that all presenters strictly adhere to this 10-minute limit, and panel chairs will be charged with ensuring that panels proceed on time.
8. Presentations at the conference can be in English, French or Spanish; simultaneous translation of all presentations will be provided by the ACH.
9. Presenters are encouraged to distribute their paper to the other members of their panel and to the panel chair before the conference, and we strongly recommend that presenters arrange to briefly meet with their panel chair at the conference prior to their presentation.
On behalf of the ACH, I extend a warm welcome to those of you presenting for the first time or returning after a period away. Please, do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Michelle Craig McDonald, Secretary-Treasurer, Association of Caribbean Historians