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Important 2015 SCMS Conference Deadlines and News

Monday, November 10, 2014  
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(Deadline:  Friday, January 9, 2015 @ 5pm CT)

Open Call Paper Assignments to Panels
The information contained in the preliminary program draft for open call papers is NOT final.  Some open call panel assignments and open call panel chairs may change before the program schedule goes to press. The SCMS Office will email final open call panel assignments and identify open call panel chairs in January.

Panel, Paper or Workshop Corrections

The preliminary draft of the program will be posted online in early December. Please send minor changes (in affiliation, order of presentations, or spelling corrections) to the SCMS Office at  

Note: We CANNOT accommodate changes in the scheduled day or time of panels and workshops or requests for substantive changes (changes in paper or panel topics).

(Deadline January 30, 2015 @ 5pm CT)

Conference Registration & Membership

To be included in the final printed program:

1. You must be or become an SCMS member (not a temporary member) and pay the membership fee by January 30, 2015 (5 pm CT)


2. You must register and pay the conference registration fee by January 30, 2015
(5 pm CT)

If both payments (membership AND registration) are not received on or before January 30, 2014 (5pm CT) your name, affiliation, and paper title or other information will not appear in the final printed conference program. This policy will be strictly enforced. No exceptions!

If your SCMS membership has expired or if you have forgotten your password, please contact the SCMS Office ( Do not create a new profile record.

To register for the conference:

Upon check-in at the SCMS registration desk at the conference hotel, you will receive a name badge and a conference program.


(Deadline Friday, February 25, 2015 @ 5pm CT)

Conference Registration Refunds

Requests for conference registration refunds must be submitted using the online form.  No cancellations by phone or email.

(Deadline Monday, March 2, 2015)

Hotel Reservation Cut-off Date

Reservation Link:  
After this date, reservations will be accepted based on availability. We strongly encourage you to reserve your hotel rooms early. 

Important Travel Information
For conference participants who are not Canadian citizens or residents, please take care of visa or entry requirements well in advance of your travel dates.  Visit the Government of Canada page here for more information.

Audiovisual Policy
The Society’s audiovisual policy is available at: 

For conference news and updates check the Latest News section of the SCMS website, SCMStudies on Facebook (, or @SCMStudies on Twitter. We look forward to seeing you in Montreal!

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