CfP: Social Media Technology Conference & Workshop

*Social Media Technology Conference & Workshop*

Call for Papers, Workshops and Panels

October 5-6, 2017

Howard University Washington, D.C.

*Social Media: Culture and Identity*

The 7th Annual Social Media Technology Conference & Workshop is a two-day
intensive conference combining panel discussions, paper presentations and
workshops designed to enlighten attendees about new scholarship,
professional practices and pedagogical approaches to teaching social media.
Interested individuals can send in papers, workshop ideas and panel
proposals that address a myriad of topics surrounding the theme – Social
Media: Culture and Identity. This year’s theme focuses on dissecting how
social media work to celebrate and heighten cultural differences and
practices as well as provide a space for individuals to shape or have their
identities shaped by social media usage. The goal is to bring scholars and
professionals together to share their perspectives on how social media are
utilized by various individuals, groups, cultures or entities to create
agency, share voices and impact cultures and identities.

*Paper Submissions*

Respondents should submit a 3- to 5-page proposal that includes an overview
of the study as well as research design that includes brief review of the
literature, methodology and findings, if possible. All respondents in this
category should clearly identify the submission type on their proposal and
send the proposal through EasyChair by June 30, 2017 at the following site:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=smtc2017. In addition to the
proposal, a file should be uploaded with a 100-word abstract of the
proposed paper as well as a 100-word biography for each author. Submission
without the biography will be rejected. Presenters will be notified by
mid-July of the status of their submissions and should register to attend
the conference by September 1, 2017.

*Panel Submissions*

Respondents should submit a 3- to 5-page proposal addressing the purpose of
the panel and specific issue(s) to be covered. The proposal should include
a list of the confirmed guests or those who will be solicited for the panel
as well as their brief biographies. All respondents in this category should
send the proposal through EasyChair by June 30, 2017 at the following site:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=smtc2017. In addition to the
proposal, a file should be uploaded with a 100-word description of the
proposed panel as well as a 100-word biography for each presenter.
Submission without the biography will be rejected. Presenters will be
notified by mid-July of the status of their acceptance and should register
to attend the conference by September 1, 2017.

*Workshop Submissions*

Respondents should submit a 3- to 5-page proposal addressing the purpose of
the workshop, details about the technology, social media trend or tool to
be explored and what attendees will gain from attending it. Workshops are
scheduled for 90 minutes, so content should be sufficient enough to fill
the time slot. If applicable, the proposal should include a list of the
confirmed guests or those who will be solicited for the workshops as well
as their brief biographies. All respondents in this category should send
the proposal through EasyChair by June 30, 2017 at the following site:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=smtc2017. In addition to the
proposal, a file should be uploaded with a 100-word description of the
proposed workshop as well as a 100-word biography accompanied by a
photograph for each workshop presenter. Submission without the biography
will be rejected. Presenters will be notified by mid-July of the status of
their acceptance and should register to attend the conference by September
1, 2017.

*Cost*

The registration fee for the two-day conference is $125. All presenters,
attendees and workshop participants are required to pay the conference fee.

*Contacts*

Michael Austin, Ph.D. michael.austin@howard.edu

Kehbuma Langmia, Ph.D. klangmia@howard.edu

Ingrid Sturgis isturgis@howard.edu

Tia C. M. Tyree, Ph.D. ttyree@howard.edu


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