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© Confabulation

Join us in Toronto, Ontario, Canada April 20-22, 2017 for the thirty-fourth annual conference.

I.S.E.B. invites academics, teachers, graduate students, researchers and anyone who engages aspects of biography in their writing, teaching, research, or other professional endeavors to submit proposals for our annual conference. Previous papers have come from a variety of disciplines including history, education, English, religion, and many more. We encourage submissions from graduate students.

Possible topics include but are not limited to the following: Collective biographies, role of biography in the history of education, biography and fiction, general biography, plot structures of biographies, biographic criticism, publishing biographies, feminist approaches to life writing, oral history, experimental approaches, ethical issues, methodology, and the use of biography in classroom instruction.

PROPOSAL INFORMATION: The refereed conference invites individual papers and panel discussions; other presentation formats are welcome. Generally, the conference schedule allows 30 minutes for individual papers (includes discussion time), and 60-75 minutes for panel discussions and other kinds of presentations.

Proposals should be sent as attachments and include:
1) A title page which includes title, name of author(s), address, and e-mail. Optional: telephone # and fax #.
2) A 250-350 word abstract describing the importance of the topic, the approach taken & the need for any technology.
3) Please state any time and day that you cannot present.

Send proposals by e-mail attachment or surface mail to:
Via Email:
pcraig@bsu.edu
Please note: Subject line of the email should read, “ISEB 2017

Via Surface Mail:
Penny Craig, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Special Education
Department of Special Education, Teachers College
Ball State University
2000 W. University Ave.
Teachers College Room 708
Muncie, IN 47306-0610
Please note: Indicate ISEB 2017 on exterior of envelope when not sent electronically


HOTEL:
DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto Downtown
108 Chestnut Street, Toronto, ON M5G 1R3
Direct: 416.599.0555
Toll Free: 800.668.6600
FAX: 416.597.6351
E-mail: reservations@torontodoubletree.com
*When requesting a reservation, please indicate International Society for Educational Biography to receive the reduced rate.

The rate is $199 US single, double or triple PLUS TAX. Reservations require a credit card for the first night plus tax. Reservations may be cancelled without charge up to 49 hours before arrival. After that time, the first night plus tax will be charged.

Committed guest rooms will only be held until Sunday, March 19 so please reserve early. Reservations received after the cut-off date will be accepted on the basis of availability. If early reservations exceed the guaranteed room block, additional rooms may be added but are not guaranteed the same rate. Reserve early! A few rooms have been reserved for those who come early and for those who plan to stay over the weekend.

DUES & CONFERENCE REGISTRATION:
ALL persons presenting papers MUST be current members of ISEB and current with membership dues by April 1.
NOTE: Conference Registration fee is a separate fee from membership dues.
All payments should be in US funds.
* Full Membership
      $95 US (includes year subscription to ISEB’s journal, Vitae Scholasticae: The Journal of Educational Biography);
* Conference Registration:
      $195 (U.S. funds) BEFORE April 1 (includes lunch);
      $215 (U.S. funds) AFTER April 1 (includes lunch).
* Additional lunch for guests, friends, spouses: $45.00
* Students: Dues & Conference Registration: $30.00 (U.S. funds)
* Subscription to Vitae Scholasticae is $40.00 (extra charge for students or non-members).


Please complete the conference registration form and pay online or you may choose complete the registration form online and mail a check or money order via surface mail. All checks and money orders must be received no later than April 15. Please indicate any technology needs (projector, borrowed laptop, etc.) on the conference registration form.
Mail checks or money orders to:
Lora Helvie-Mason
PO Box T-0490
Tarleton State University
Stephenville, Texas 76402

US phone: 254.968.9498
International Phone: 001.254.968.9498)
Email: drlorahelviemason@gmail.com

Checks and money orders (in US funds only) should be made payable to International Society for Educational Biography.


Conference Hotel:
The Double Tree Hilton Toronto Downtown
108 Chestnut Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1R3;
Reservations: 800-668-6600 or 416-599-0555.
The rate is $199 Canadian (plus taxes), single or double. Committed guest rooms will only be held until March 19 so please reserve early. Reservations received after the cut-off date will be accepted on the basis of availability. If more persons reserve early than are in the guaranteed room block, the rooms could be taken prior to the cut-off date. (Some rooms have been reserved for those who come early and for those who plan to stay over the weekend).
View the hotel website.

Please send changes in contact information to Martha Tevis, Secretary: marthamay@aol.com


PLEASE PRINT AND SHARE THIS CFP WITH OTHERS AND TAKE A FEW COPIES WHEN YOU ATTEND OTHER CONFERENCES

Register for the Conference

Pay for membership and/or conference

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DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto Downtown
108 Chestnut Street, Toronto, ON M5G 1R3
Phone: 416 – 977 – 5000


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See archived information from previous conferences

Future Conferences:

2017 - Toronto, Ontario, CN - April 20 - 22, 2017

2018 - San Antonio, TX - April 19 - 21, 2018 @ the historic Menger Hotel

2019 - San Antonio, TX - April 11-13, 2019 @ the historic Menger Hotel


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