December News Brief
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Dear SCMS Members –
Please read the following announcements.
Conference Registration and Fees
The online registration deadline for the 2012 SCMS Conference has been extended. The new deadline is Thursday, December 22, 2012 at 5pm (CT). The preliminary draft of the conference schedule will be available on the SCMS website next week. The SCMS office will send an e-mail notification and link to the schedule when it is available.
To be included in the final printed program and to participate in the conference, all panel and workshop chairs, presenters, and respondents must register online, pay the conference registration fee, AND be current members of SCMS by the December 22 registration deadline.
To register, visit http://www.cmstudies.org/?page=conf_registration
As noted in the November 1, 2011 email to members, the registration fees for the SCMS conference have increased for some participants. The new registration fees are:
Conference Registration Fee (by December 16, 2011)
SCMS Member: $135 USD
SCMS Student Member: $75 USD
Onsite Registration Fee (March 21-25, 2012)
Member or Attendee: $195 USD
Student Member or Student Attendee: $125 USD
SCMS Members’ Directory
At its Fall 2011 meeting, the SCMS Board voted unanimously to cease publication of the SCMS Membership Directory in Cinema Journal. The primary rationales for this decision were the expense of publishing the Directory in print and the difficulty of reconciling members' postal addresses each year. Further, the online version is not only readily accessible but easily updated.
In the future, the Directory will be published on the SCMS website, available only to members.
If you have any concerns about this decision, please direct them to the SCMS Office at <email@example.com>.
Mary Celeste Kearney