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The Society for Cinema and Media Studies announces its call for proposals for the 2017 conference.  Please join us Wednesday, March 22 – Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park.  The 2017 SCMS Conference Program Committee welcomes quality proposals on any topic related to cinema and media studies.  

See Submitting a Proposal to SCMS: Guide for Success for more information.

The deadline for all proposals and waiver requests was Wednesday, August 31, 2016 (5:00 PM Central Time).

The proposal deadline has now passed.

Please note the change in policy: In order to ensure broader participation at the conference, without increasing the size of the conference, SCMS will now limit members to one role at the conference (as opposed to the former limit of two).  SCMS members may now only participate in a workshop OR give a paper on a panel. You may chair the panel or workshop in which you participate but may not serve as chair or respondent on another panel. We apologize if this frustrates, but this policy is in line with rules of most other major conferences and is intended to allow more voices to speak.

Waiver Requests


**New Policy** Artists, renowned scholars or filmmakers from other disciplines cannot receive a registration and/or membership waivers in two consecutive years.

Note:  Open call participants and graduate students do not qualify for these waivers.

A fee waiver for conference registration fees and/or membership fees may be granted in exceptional circumstances for artists or renowned scholars from other disciplines or filmmakers whose contributions would illuminate the panel or workshop topic.  If chairs or organizers will be requesting a waiver for any panel or workshop participant, a fee waiver form (ONE waiver request per submission form) must be submitted online by August 31, 2016 (5PM CT).

If the conference program chair approves the waiver, the organizer of the panel or workshop along with the individual receiving the waiver will receive an email notification from the SCMS office before the registration deadline of January 31, 2017 (5PM CT).   

The waiver request form is now closed.

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