CALL FOR PROPOSALS: LOCAL SITE COORDINATOR/S
RHETORIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA
Nominations are invited for candidates to serve as Local Site Coordinator/s for two biennial meetings of the Rhetoric Society of America. Self-nominations are encouraged.
13TH BIENNIAL CONFERENCE, 2008
The University of Texas, Austin, served as Local Site Coordinator for the 11th Biennial Conference in May 2004, and the University of Memphis fulfills the same role for the 12th Biennial Conference, 26-29 May 2006. RSA President-Elect Jack Selzer will determine the Conference theme and dates for 2008, oversee development of the program, and work closely with the Local Site Coordinator/s on logistics. RSA will work with Conferon, a professional event planning organization, to locate an appropriate facility, negotiate with selected properties, and so on. Specific tasks for the Local Site Coordinator/s will be coordinated with the president-elect. The Conference is usually held in May.
Complete proposals should include identification of the individual/s who will serve as primary contact/s with President-Elect Selzer, and an explanation of the resources. faculty and student volunteers, institutional support, etc.. that would commend the prospective Local Site Coordinator/s as a strong partner for RSA.
3rd BIENNIAL INSTITUTE, 2009
Kent State University hosted the 1st Biennial Institute in May 2005, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will host the 2nd in 2007. The Institute at Kent State included a week-long Seminar on the history of rhetoric, and a series of 2-1/2 day workshops on such topics as collective memory, rhetoric and pedagogy, social movements, and argumentation. The target enrollment audience for the Seminar was 20 graduate students and untenured faculty members, and most Workshops registered 10-15 participants. The content and format of the 2007 Institute. which need not approximate the format of the Kent State event. will be planned by the Institute Steering Committee. The Committee will work closely with the Local Site Coordinator/s on logistics, including the establishment of dates for the Institute. RSA events traditionally take place in May.
Complete proposals should include  identification of the individual/s who will serve as primary contact/s with the Steering Committee;  indication of the specific site/s that would accommodate 100-200 participants in plenary sessions and smaller break-out groups over several days;  an explanation of the resources. faculty and student volunteers, institutional support, etc.. that would commend the prospective Local Site Coordinator/s as a strong partner for the Steering Committee.
Proposals to serve as Local Site Coordinator for the Institute and/or the Conference should be submitted electronically to David Henry, RSA Executive Director, by May 8, 2006: email@example.com. The Site Selection Committee will review the proposals and make recommendations to the RSA Board of Directors during the Board's May meetings.