Dear colleagues, 

The CASID conference is now just one week away! The program is updated and attached to this email in two formats: 1. Final CASID Program with Congress Campus Map; 2. Detailed program with abstracts and author emails. Below is a summary of important information including length of presentations, etc. 

Important Information:

  1. Have you registered? It’s not too late. Go to :
  2. Need somewhere to stay? Information about accommodations can also be found here:
  3. Travel information and getting around:
  4. Aside from the opening reception in Laboratory (LB) 142 our rooms are quite close together in College West (CW) and well suited to the more intimate size of the conference this year. You will find an interactive version of the Congress 2018 map at: and PDF attached below. If you need assistance, we will have volunteers who will be able to help you find your rooms. Look for the CASID VOLUNTEER signs.
  5. Presenting with powerpoint? This should not be a problem (but it is not required). All rooms for presentations are equipped with standard AV package: computer with internet, projector and screen or a display, and DVD playback. Arrive early to upload your presentation and have it ready before the session begins.
  6. There are many great events sponsored by Congress and the University of Regina (speakers, events, book fair, etc). Be sure to have a look at the Congress activities you are welcome to take part in. Information is here:
  7. Social Events: The CASID Banquet - La Bodega, 2228 Albert St - is open to everyone with individual billing. Everyone who has registered for CASID is invited to join us for the reception from 5:30-7:30 on May 30th in LB 142. We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Atia Apusigah, Associate Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University for Development Studies in Tamale, Ghana who will give opening remarks. Food will be provided and there will be a cash bar.
  8. We are very pleased to announce that CCCUPIDS/CASID will co-host a 'Discussion and Dialogue on Indigenizing the Academy' facilitated by Dr. Emily Grafton and Dr. Allyson Stevenson on June 1st from 2-5pm. While the panel is being organized by CCCUPIDS/CASID it is open to any interested audience and we encourage all to attend.
  9. Are you listed as a Chair on any of the panels (please check the program if you have volunteered to Chair a session to find out the time and location)? Your job as Chair includes the following:
  • Welcome the audience
  • Introduce the presenters on the panel by name (titles of papers often change so the presenters may wish to provide that info)
  • Indicate if there is a change in the order of presentations (sometimes changes are made when people have to leave early, etc) so check with your panelists before the session begins to confirm the order of presentations and notify the audience of any changes 
  • Keep the presenters to a strict time period (evenly divided among the presenters). Each session is 90 minutes. We recommend leaving 30 minutes for questions and discussion with the audience. Divide the remaining 60 minutes by the number of panelists (i.e., if 5 panelists, each should get 12 minutes to present)
  • If two authors are presenting the same paper, it is best to split the amount of time allocated for that presentation in half (i.e., each author presents for 6 minutes for a total of 12 minutes for this presentation)
  • The Chair’s job is to keep the presenters to the time limit. Offer two minute and/or one minute warnings to let the presenter know the time is nearly up.
  • The Chair might also consider a question to the presenters to get a conversation going. Sometimes the question can demonstrate linkages across the presentations and several panelists may respond to that initial question.
  • At the end of the 90 minutes, thank the presenters and the audience for their participation.
  • You may also wish to contact the panelists and request a copy of the papers to review in advance or as a panelist, you may wish to send the Chair a copy of your paper (this is not required). Email addresses are included in the final detailed program attached.

Questions and concerns:

I look forward to seeing you next week. Safe travels!

Rebecca Tiessen (CASID Conference Organizer)

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