CFP: AERI

The School of Library & Information Science (SLIS) at Louisiana State University (LSU) is proud to host the fifteenth annual Archival Education and Research Institute (AERI), the first to be held in-person and in-hybrid formats since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. AERI will be held from June 19 through 23, 2023 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on the LSU campus.

We invite proposals for contributions that fit within AERI’s goals. These could include short papers (15 minutes), panels (1.5 hours, with 3 or more speakers), pedagogical, curricular, methodological, and technological workshops (half day or full day), posters, works in progress, or lighting talks (students only). Proposals should include an abstract of between 300 and 500 words, plus a short biographical note about the presenter(s). For panels or group activities, each participant should submit a proposal with the same title and abstract. Since this is a working institute, all participants, with the exception of students who are about to commence their studies, are expected to contribute in some way to the working meeting. This might be in a variety of roles including, but not limited to presenters, instructors, mentors, chairs, and AERI initiative leaders.

AERI 2023 will accept a limited number of virtual presentations in order to create participation options for those who cannot attend the Institute in person. Due to the significant labor and costs involved in offering a fully hybrid conference, virtual options will be limited to those who can present synchronously. AERI 2023 will provide live and recorded access to all plenaries and one track of presentations per day.

Complete your application here.

Timeline for Applications

December 16, 2022 – CFP opens for applications
February 3, 2023 – Deadline for submissions
March 3, 2023 – Applicants notified of admission/registration open
May 1, 2023 – Registration deadline
June 19-23, 2023 – AERI

Frequently Asked Questions

How much will AERI 2023 cost?

The registration rates will be finalized and provided within the acceptance notice in March. The current draft rate ranges are $550-$650 (USD) for non-students and $350-$450 (USD) for students. The rates will include housing and several meals. The final rates may be lower due to sponsorships and other outside funding.

Do all co-presenters need to submit an application/proposal?

Yes, we are collecting contact information, a personal statement, and a data release for each presenter in this process.

I cannot travel to LSU for AERI 2023, can I still participate?

AERI 2023 will accept a limited number of virtual presentations in order to create participation options for those who cannot attend the Institute in person. Due to the significant labor and costs involved in offering a fully hybrid conference, virtual options will be limited to those who can present synchronously. AERI 2023 will provide live and recorded access to all plenaries and one track of presentations on per day.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Edward Benoit, III
Associate Director & Associate Professor
ebenoit@lsu.edu

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