ASN 2021 Key Points Overview
The scope of the Convention will be as large as previous Conventions held in person at Columbia University, i.e., between 150-170 panels/events running over three days.
The panels, however, will be shorter: 90 minutes, instead of the usual 120 minutes.
Most of the panels, as before, will be structured around presentations based on written papers. There will also be book panels, roundtables, film screenings and special events.
Given the circumstances, in an effort to minimize technical problems, all panel chairs will be selected by the Convention Program Committee.
Registered panelists and non-panelists will be able to attend any session they want. Registration and membership fees will be announced later. A few special events will be open to the general public without a registration wall.
Applicants whose paper or panel proposal was accepted in 2020 can resubmit their application (or a revised version), using the updated application forms. The Convention will look favorably at these applications, without being able to make guarantees in advance that applicants will be on the program.
The schedule will take into consideration the panelists’ time zone.
In the wake of the pandemic, ASN has successfully launched a new initiative – Virtual ASN (vASN). Events are planned throughout the year. The ASN World Convention is entirely distinct from vASN.