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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

Sponsored by the Alpha Upsilon Phi Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta

Date:
Saturday, October 23, 2021

Location: 
Virtual Event

Purpose: 
Welcoming creative and critical presentations from currently enrolled students, this free virtual event hosted by the Sigma Tau Delta chapter at the University of North Georgia Gainesville will be held on October 23, 2021.

Additional details will be provided on presentation options, but we ask that all those submitting proposals be available that day for some form of synchronous activity.

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:

The Google Form, requiring an abstract of your presentation, will serve as your proposal. Proposals are due by 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on Saturday, September 25, 2021.

Abstract of 200-250 words required for consideration. Presentations should be no more than 15 minutes long.

Individual paper presentations will be grouped in panels of 2-3 others based on genre, topic, time period, etc. We are also accepting creative submissions (poetry, prose, etc.). All presenters should aim for presentations between 8 and 15 minutes.

Types of Submissions Accepted:

literary studies critical essays
creative writing

Submission Deadline: 
Papers: Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Email Questions to: Leigh G. Dillard at UNGsigmataudelta@gmail.com.

Additional Information: 

All authors will be notified of acceptance after completion of the review process and will then be sent a registration form. All accepted authors are expected to be present on the day of the conference to present synchronously.

Registration is open to non-presenters as well. All participants in the conference MUST be registered to gain entry to the zoom space.

Eastern Region Symposium: The Future of English

Sponsored by the Alpha Epsilon Alpha Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta

Date:
Saturday, October 30, 2021

Location: 
Virtual Event

Purpose: 
Share ideas and best practices for leadership, recruitment, relationship building with community partners, including National English Honor Society chapters in your area! Network with other chapters to prepare roundtables for the National Convention in Atlanta.

Submission Eligibility:
All Sigma Tau Delta Members, Faculty Advisors, and Sigma Tau Delta alumni, from all regions.

Submission Requirements:

Send an abstract of no more than 200 words for a 5-10 minute presentation to: easternregionsigmataudelta@gmail.com. The abstract must include your name, chapter, contact information, and the symposium thread: 1) Best practices in chapter leadership and member recruiting, 2) Careers for English Majors/Minors, 3) Creating Community Partnerships, 4) Best practices in promoting literature, reading, and writing on campus and in our communities.

Types of Submissions Accepted:

Five-10 minute presentations that will be assembled into roundtable discussions by the organizers around the four different threads.

Submission Deadline: 
Abstracts: October 1, 2021

Email Questions to: Felicia Jean Steele at easternregionsigmataudelta@gmail.com.

Additional Information: 

Registration is free.
See The future of English - Eastern Regional Virtual symposium

High Plains Regional Conference

Sponsored by the Alpha Theta Beta Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta

Date:
Friday, November 5, 2021 - Saturday, November 6, 2021

Location: 
Virtual Event

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.

Our guest speaker will be Nathan Hill, author of The Nix. The Nix was named one of the best books of 2016 by Washington Post, Slate, The Huffington Post, Newsday, Chicago Tribune, NPR, USA Today, and many more. Hill is a New York Times best-selling author. A conversation and Q&A with Hill will take place Nov. 5 at 7:00 PM CST. We will also have a number of other activities of interest including a session to generate roundtable submissions for the 2022 International Convention in March and an open mic.

Submission Eligibility:
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. We welcome submissions from any region.

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.

Types of Submissions Accepted:

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.

Submission Deadline: 
Papers: October 1, 2021

Email Questions to: Kassia Waggoner Krone at kassia_waggoner@friends.edu .

Additional Information: 

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. Audio-visual technology will be available.

Registration Link

 

 

 

Annual International Convention

March 30 - April 2, 2022
Atlanta, GA

Regional Events

October 23, 2021
Southern Region
Virtual Event

October 30, 2021
Eastern Region
Virtual Event

November 5 - 6, 2021
High Plains
Virtual Event