Don’t miss out on this low cost, high-impact professional development and networking opportunity! The 2013 TxETDA/USETDA Region 3 Joint Conference will be held at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX on Thursday and Friday, February 28-March 1, 2013.
USETDA Region 3 members are especially invited to attend this conference, but all of those with an interest in ETDs, regardless of location are welcome to attend. USETDA Region 3 includes the states of Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming.
Submit Your Poster or Presentation Proposal
There is still time to submit session and poster proposals. Share your knowledge, current challenges, and workflow solutions with fellow colleagues!
Session Proposal Deadline: January 9, 2013
Poster Proposal Deadline: January 22, 2013
We encourage proposals for oral presentations and posters relating to the following program theme: “Pioneering Partnerships”. Note: Strictly commercial presentations and posters will not be accepted. Please submit a 200-300 word abstract that includes the following information:
Title of poster or oral presentation
Author(s), including institutional or corporate identity and email address
Summary of content to be included in poster or presentation
- Well written, clear, logical, and well organized
- Original, timely, and relevant to the ETD field
- Contribute to the advancement of ETDs
- Develop ideas, offer conclusions, and provide useful and practical findings
- Provide a good visual description of the project (for posters only)
For more information see the full call for proposals.
To submit a proposal email Billie Peterson-Lugo at firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration is now available online.
Early Bird Registration, January 1-January 27: $60
Regular Registration, January 28-February 17: $70
Pre- and Post-Conference Workshops
In addition to the main conference program, we are excited to offer two opportunities on Thursday morning and Friday afternoon to extend your ETD knowledge – at no additional cost.
On Thursday morning, the IMLS ETD Lifecycle Management Project group will offer a pre-conference workshop, communicating best practices that have coalesced from their research into areas such as:
- Roles & Responsibilities for Implementing ETD Programs
- Access & Embargoes
- Copyright & Fair Use
- Collecting Usage Metrics
- Formats & Complex Objects
- Metadata & Preservation Metadata
- Costing & Planning
- Options for ETD Programs
On Friday afternoon, the Vireo Users Group will host a post-conference workshop/demo on the open source ETD Submission and Management tool, Vireo.
Local Activities and Events
Also, if you’d like to extend your stay through the weekend, consider attending First Fridays in downtown Bryan. First Fridays is held in the evening on the first Friday of each month and is an opportunity to enjoy free, live entertainment, browse through a variety of shops, try local cuisine or wine bars/pubs, etc.
On Friday and Saturday evening, the Memorial Student Center Opera & Performing Arts Society will (MSC OPAS) will be hosting Hooray for Hollywood, a live performance of popular movie musicals from the last 50 years. Tickets can be purchased online .
Or, also on Friday and Saturday, watch The Theatre Company of Bryan/College Station present Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony-Award-winning musical, Sunset Boulevard. Tickets can be purchased online.
Texas A&M University system institutions may also want to pair this conference with the Teaching with Technology Conference, which will be offered Wednesday and Thursday (Feb 27-Feb 28). This free event includes a wide variety of technology sessions and two keynote presentations by leaders in higher education. Registration is available online.
Other activities occurring around the conference can be found on the Texas A&M University calendar or the Bryan/College Station Convention & Visitor’s Bureau Calendar.
Make your travel plans accordingly! Hotel information will be available soon.
There are many great reasons to take part in the 2013 TxETDA/USETDA Region 3 Joint Conference.