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ASN 2021 Key Points Overview

Adapting to an online format: key points

  • 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.