I honestly don’t get exposed to as much advertising as most folks. Between AdBlock on my web browsers, no viewing of broadcast/cable television, a residence in a rural location with few billboards, and a life that is (generously stated) that of a “home body,” I just don’t see a lot of advertisements. Generally, that’s a positive thing — beyond not knowing anything about which movies are currently in the cinema, I don’t miss it AT ALL, and when I stay with someone or sleep in a hotel, I wonder how people can stand TV programming that’s 30% promotional. But, what this relative dearth of advertising in my life, I tend to more notice those pieces that sneak through the firewall.
We’d like to call attention to the unique format we are able to facilitate. We’re encouraging submissions for short lightning talk panels that do not interfere with your ability to present more substantial papers at the AAG.
The lightning talks are organized by theme and will then be discussed by panelists including Rob Kitchin, Nadine Schuurman, Matt Wilson, Matt Zook, Jeremy Crampton, Monica Stephens, Mark Graham, David O’Sullivan, Agnieszka Leszczynski, Renee Sieber, and others.
The purpose of the alt.conference is to give an opportunity for younger scholars to receive immediate feedback and begin discussions with more senior researchers. Contributions will then be solicited for potential inclusion in an edited volume.
Consider submitting a short talk and encouraging others to do so as well.