Chair and Discussant Roles



Please review the following materials regarding the responsibilities associated with the chair and discussant roles.

Within the LSA submission process, any participant is required to “confirm” their participation and attendance at the LSA Annual Meeting by answering accepting or rejecting the role. All roles must be confirmed before the session organizer may finalize the submission. Without this confirmation the submission will not be completed. To confirm your role, log in to your account, then click on "My Roles" at the top right hand menu. This page shows your anticipated participation at the Annual Meeting. If there is a red-flag icon, you must confirm that role by clicking “Role Confirmation”, and then checking “yes” or “no”, then click submit. The session organizer will receive an email with your confirmation.

Please consider volunteering!

The Program Committee is responsible for creating sessions of the individually submitted papers that are accepted. Volunteers for Chair and Discussant roles are greatly appreciated. When completing the volunteer form online, you are able to select keywords (subject matter) associated with the sessions for which you would like to volunteer. 

Year after year, one of the most rewarding experiences for LSA attendees is serving as a volunteer for a Program Committee-formed sessions. It can help form valuable connections to a new group of scholars that you may not have otherwise met. The Program Committee will be in touch in February or March if your services are required.

Role of Chairs


Role of Discussants


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