American Sociological Association

Volunteer

Call for Volunteers

ASA will accept volunteers to serve as Presider, Table Presider (for roundtable sessions), and Discussants. The online portal is open for volunteers. The deadline to volunteers is also February 3, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern.

The role of Presider is essential to a successful session. As Presider, it is your responsibility to introduce presenters, keep the session and presenters on time, and facilitate Q&A (if any). It is recommended that you reach out to the participants on your session ahead of time to introduce yourself, communicate their time limits, encourage them to create inclusive presentations, and see if they have any questions. 

As a Discussant you will be tasked with discussing the papers and to help start a discussion among the panelists and audience members. We encourage you to reach out to the presider of your session and panelists to introduce yourself before the meeting. Closer to meeting time, access to the papers on your session will be granted via the online program. 

The role of Table Presider is essential to a successful roundtable session. As Table Presider, it is your responsibility to introduce presenters, keep the session and presenters on time, and facilitate discussion (if any). I highly recommend that you reach out to the participants on your table ahead of time to introduce yourself, communicate their time limits, encourage them to create inclusive presentations, and see if they have any questions. 

To volunteer:

  1. Go to the online submission portal.
  2. Under the Submitter Menu, select Volunteer to be a Discussant or Presider.
  3. You may volunteeer for up to three roles.

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