DEADLINE EXTENDED~ Call for 2020 Biennial Workshop and Panel Proposals

Join us in Washington, D.C. for the NLAPW 50th Biennial, April 24-26. Discover for yourself how creative and intelligent letters, art, and music members inspire each other in artistic journeys and explore the sources of their creative development.

The Biennial Committee invites you to share your interests, talents, perspectives, and network with other like-minded individuals. Please consider submitting a workshop or panel proposal for the Biennial.

Include the following in your cover sheet:

• Title of your workshop or panel discussion.

• Presenter(s) name, branch affiliation(s) or MAL, address(es), telephone number(s), and email address(es).

• If you are submitting a panel discussion proposal, the primary contact person should be identified. Presenters’ names should appear only on the cover sheet.

Include the following in your proposal:

• The title of your workshop or panel discussion.

• The description of the session, including learning objectives and stating how the session relates to NLAPW.

• Proposed audience: letters, art, music, or all three combined.

• Type of session: Either a workshop or panel discussion. Typical workshop length is 45-60 minutes. A panel discussion might be 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes.

• Any special requirements, such as room setup (moveable chairs) or special equipment including technology. All rooms will have Wi-Fi capability.

• All proposals should be submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Proposals are due by September 30. Send your cover letter by email to: with “NLAPW Biennial Proposal” as your email subject line, or by U.S. Postal Service to: Sheila M. Byrnes, 3622 Whispering Woods Terrace, Baldwinsville, NY 13027-8306.

The art, letters, and music chairs and their committees will blind-review all the proposals. The cover sheets with names will not be shared with reviewers to ensure no bias occurs.

Proposals chosen for presentation will:

• Inspire conference attendees.

• Contribute to art, letters, and music.

• Show evidence that the session is consistent with the NLAPW culture and will achieve its stated purpose.

A proposal submission represents a commitment to present the session at the conference as well as to register and attend the conference.

If you have any questions please contact Sheila M. Byrnes via email,