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Regional Events

Participating in regional conferences and events is a great way to connect with other members of Sigma Tau Delta, make new professional contacts, expand your knowledge, and gain valuable experience presenting papers.

If your chapter is contemplating hosting a regional event, your first step should be to contact your Regent for information about promotional, and possible financial, assistance. Note: In order not to conflict with Sigma Tau Delta's annual spring convention, regional events should only be planned for the fall.

As a service to its members, Sigma Tau Delta provides links to regional conferences and other non-Society-sponsored English events. If you wish to have a link to your conference or event on this web page, please complete the Event Posting Request Form.

Regional events will be posted on this page.


Sigma Tau Delta Southern Regional Conference

North Georgia Regional Conference

Sponsored by the Alpha Upsilon Phi Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta

Date:
Saturday, October 17, 2020

Location: 
Virtual Event

Purpose: 
Now in its seventh year, the Sigma Tau Delta North Georgia Regional Conference is an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to present original research or creative works and to practice conference presentation skills in a friendly, academic atmosphere. This year, the conference will be held virtually and will feature synchronous and asynchronous elements.

Submission Eligibility:
Participants need not be members of Sigma Tau Delta to present but should be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program.

Submission Requirements:
Synchronous paper presentations are welcome on all topics related to English studies. Creative works are also welcome. Presentations, which will be delivered on Zoom, should not exceed 15 minutes, or roughly 2,000 words. Individual presentations will be grouped in panels based on genre, topic, time period, etc. Submit abstracts of 200-250 words and other pertinent information on this Google Form. This will serve as your proposal.

Asynchronous chapter displays will highlight 2020 chapter accomplishments, positive local efforts amidst a barrage of trying circumstances. Think ΣΤΔ meets Some Good News meets infographic. Chapters will submit a digital file (.png, .jpg, or .pdf preferred) and other pertinent details using this Google Form. Displays will be featured on a website released on the day of the conference.

Submission Deadline: 
Papers: Tuesday, September 19, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Displays: Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 11:59pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Email Questions to:  UNGsigmataudelta@gmail.com.

Additional Information: Participants will be notified of their acceptance with instructions on conference registration.


Sigma Tau Delta High Plains Conference

Sponsored by the Alpha Theta Beta Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta at Friends University

Date:
Friday, October 23 - Saturday, October 24, 2020

Location: 
Virtual

Purpose:
The Alpha Theta Beta chapter of Sigma Tau Delta at Friends University will hold a virtual undergraduate and graduate research conference for the High Plains Region and our neighbors from other regions. We invite all students as well as current Sigma Tau Delta members and alumni members of Sigma Tau Delta to send critical papers and creative works to share in scholarly and creative presentations, and attendance is open to all.

Keynote Speaker:
Our keynote speaker will be Clare Vanderpool, author of Moon over Manifest and Navigating Early. Moon over Manifest was the 2011 John Newbery Medal Winner and was #2 on the New York Times Best Seller List. Navigating Early received the 2013 Michael L. Printz Honor. Her presentation will take place on the evening of Friday, October 23, and will be followed by an informal conversation and Q&A. We will also have a number of other activities of interest including a session to generate roundtable submissions for the 2021 International Convention in March and an open mic

Submission Eligibility:
Submissions are open to any undergraduate or graduate student, as well as current Sigma Tau Delta members and alumni members of Sigma Tau Delta.

Submission Requirements:
Submissions for presentation are open to any undergraduate or graduate student, as well as current Sigma Tau Delta members and alumni members of Sigma Tau Delta. Presenters may submit either a critical essay or creative work in any genre, and submissions should not exceed 2,500 words in length. Critical presentations are welcome on any period or genre of literature, popular culture, media, film, rhetoric/composition studies, or pedagogy. If you have a critical topic that you would like to present but have not quite completed the work, you may send a 250- to 500-word abstract of the paper instead. Please feel free to email the High Plains Regent, Dr. Kassia Waggoner at kassia_waggoner@friends.edu if you have questions about the topic of your paper.

Document Format:
  • Document Format for Submissions
  • Word document (.doc or .docx) 
  • Files should be named like this: "LastNameCritical" or “LastNameCreative”
  • For both critical and creative works, in the body of your email, please include the title and genre of the submission, a 100-250 word description of its content, and your current institution and class standing if a student, or the institution you graduated from if you are an alumni member. The conference will take place over zoom. Document sharing will be enabled and Powerpoint Presentations are encouraged.

Registration: Registration is waived this year since the conference will be a virtual event.

Submission Deadline: Monday, October 5, 2020, 11:59 p.m. CDT

Email Submissions to: kassia_waggoner@friends.edu


Sigma Tau Delta 2020 Southwestern Symposium

Co-Sponsored by Oklahoma Baptist University, The University of Texas at Dallas, and the Sigma Tau Delta Southwestern Region

Date:
Saturday, November 7, 2020

Location:
Virtual

Purpose:
The Southwestern Region of Sigma Tau Delta contains a multitude of diverse narratives. During the 2020 Symposium, we want to encourage members to expand their own narratives by listening to and discussing the narratives of others. Our goal is to create a vibrant, unified identity for our Region built upon an appreciation and understanding of the diversity of narratives within it.

Submission Eligibility:
All undergraduate and graduate students (Sigma Tau Delta induction not required) and Sigma Tau Delta alumni

Submission Type:
Fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, or critical essay.

Submission Requirements:
Please email submissions to southwesternconference@gmail.com with the subject line “2020 Symposium Submission.” Do not include your name on the work itself, but on a separate cover page along with your university, major (and minor, if applicable), and classification. All submissions will be judged anonymously. We will be in contact with you by early October on whether your work has been accepted for presentation.

Document Format:
  • All submissions should be typed, double-spaced, in a standard font such as Times New Roman or Helvetica, and submitted as a doc, docx, rtf, or PDF file.
  • Prose submissions should not exceed 2,000 words (excluding the cover page or the bibliography/Works Cited) and should take no longer than 15 minutes to read.
  • Poetry submissions should take no more than 15 minutes to present. A poetry collection (two or more works) should have a title.

Submission Deadline: Sunday, October 11, 2020

Email Submissions to: southwesternconference@gmail.com

 

 

Annual International Convention

March 25-27, 2021
Virtual Event

Regional Events

Oct. 17
Southern Region

Sigma Tau Delta North Georgia Regional Conference
Virtual Event

Oct. 23-24
High Plains Region
Virtual Event

Nov. 7
Southwestern Region
Oklahoma Baptist University, The University of Texas at Dallas, and the Sigma Tau Delta Southwestern Region
Virtual Event