Chairs introduce panel members, ensure that presenters keep within the time limits, and facilitate discussion. Paper presenters and discussants may chair a session in which they are presenting.

Discussants should offer critical comments on each paper and on the panel with an eye toward stimulating discussion. Discussants must send a brief biography for the purpose of introduction to the chair. Discussants may also serve as the session chair.

Paper presenters (including panelists, individual papers, and working papers) must send to the chair a brief biography for the purpose of introductions, and must send a copy of their paper to both the chair and discussant at least a month before the conference to ensure a substantive and stimulating session.

Roundtable and workshop participants prepare brief remarks rather than formal papers, to encourage discussion among participants and the audience. Participants must send a brief biography for the purposes of introduction to the chair.

The Program Committee seeks experienced scholars in all sub/fields relevant to Asian American Studies to serve as panel Chairs and/or Commentators. In order to increase the number and diversity of participants at the meeting, international scholars are particularly encouraged to apply. Priority will be granted to those who apply to participate solely as chairs/commentators, but those applying to present papers may also ask to chair and/or comment. However, no individual may present more than one paper or serve in more than one capacity.

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