© Confabulation

Join us in Toronto, Ontario, Canada April 20-22, 2017 for the thirty-fourth annual conference.
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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:
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:
* Subject line of the email should read, “
ISEB 2017
ISEB 2017 on exterior of envelope when not sent electronically

HOTEL: To Be Announced

ALL persons presenting papers MUST be current in ISEB dues. NOTE: Conference Registration fee is a separate fee from membership dues.
* Full Membership (all payments must be in U.S. funds) $95 US (includes year subscription to ISEB’s journal,
Vitae Scholasticae);
* 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).
* Hotel information coming soon!

Please complete the
membership/conference registration form. After completing the registration form, you may elect to pay online or you may choose to mail a check or money order via surface mail to:
Lora Helvie-Mason
PO Box T-0490
Tarleton State University
Stephenville, Texas 76402
phone: 254.968.9498

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

Please send changes in contact information to Martha Tevis, Secretary:


Register for the Conference

Pay for membership and/or conference

Hotel information coming soon!

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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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