2019 Program


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ACR Events at a Glance

Thursday, October 17, 2019
  • ACR Doctoral Symposium (co-chaired by Keisha Cutright and Tom Kramer).  The symposium offers an opportunity for PhD students to meet each other, interact with faculty, and share and develop research ideas. For more information about the symposium, please contact Keisha Cutright (keisha.cutright@duke.edu) or Tom Kramer (Thomas.Kramer@ucr.edu).
  • ACR Fellows Address – ACR will honor Linda Price, Bill Bearden, and Chris Janiszewski.
  • Opening Reception
Friday and Saturday, October 18-19, 2019

  •     Presentations and Sessions: 
  • Competitive Papers
  • Special Sessions 
  • Working Papers (co-chaired by Derick Davis and Rhonda Hadi)
  • Videography (co-chaired by Joonas Rokka and Ekant Veer)
  • Knowledge Forums: Knowledge forums focus on a specific topic or issue, but are deliberately structured to be open-ended to encourage new ideas and insights. These forums are an opportunity for a group of researchers to discuss cutting-edge research ideas, generate new ideas, develop collaborative relationships, and share their interests with the broader ACR community. 
  • WorkShops and LearnShops: In keeping with the conference theme of Becoming Wise, the 2019 ACR Conference will feature WorkShops and LearnShops that are intended to foster Becoming Wise by offering attendees the opportunity to help manage their careers, learn new research and analysis skills, or take a deep dive into a domain of interest. WorkShops and LearnShops are by invitation only, but all ACR participants are welcome to attend. Specific information regarding these forums will be available on the conference program. 
  • Sharing Stories: Celebrating Five Decades of ACR (co-chaired by Jennifer Escalas, Laura Peracchio and Tiffany White). This track will celebrate ACR’s golden anniversary with shared stories spanning the five decades of the organization. Participants will share their personal ACR stories of connection and collaboration.

  • Saturday Evening Gala Party: Join us for a 70's themed Golden Anniversary Gala at the Georgia Aquarium 
Sunday, October 20, 2019
  • Special meetings and events by invitation or sign up only

Dates & Deadlines

  • Monday, January 14, 2019: Submissions open.

  • Monday, March 11, 2019, 23:59 CST (Central Standard Time): Submission Deadline for all tracks and sessions.

  • Monday, May 13, 2019: Notification of contingent acceptance for the Videography Track submissions. The contingently accepted submissions will have until Monday, June 10, 2019 to submit the film with changes and will receive final acceptance by Monday, June 17, 2019.

  • Mid-June 2019: Notification of acceptance of Special Sessions, Competitive Papers, Working Papers, and Knowledge Forums.

  • Early-July 2019: Submission deadline for revised entries for publication in the Proceedings.

  • Mid-August 2019: Preliminary program posted on ACR website.

  • Late August 2019: Conference registration (as well as registration for Doctoral Symposium, ACR Workshops, and social events) begins on the conference website.

  • Monday, September 2, 2019: Submission deadline for trailers of Videography acceptances.