ATDS Graduate Student Preconference 2016

The Profession, the Job Market, and You: ATDS Graduate Student Fellows Preconference

August 9-10, 2016

The Palmer House Hilton; Chicago, Illinois

Deadline: May 10, 2016

 The American Theatre & Drama Society (ATDS) is delighted to continue its ongoing commitment to the professional development of its emerging scholars with the 2016 Graduate Student Fellows Preconference. This gathering matches graduate student fellows working in theatre of the Americas with expert faculty mentors and engages in intensive work on professional development, conference presentations, publications, and the job search. The preconference also includes the opportunity for fellows to present their scholarship to faculty experts and to receive feedback on their work, as well as one-on-one discussions with experienced editors. In addition to the events of the preconference, graduate student fellows receive one complimentary year of membership in ATDS and ongoing mentoring after the preconference ends.

The pre-conference event will provide additional roundtable discussions on ‘Advocating for yourself as a Grad Student,’ ‘Navigating the Contingent Labor Market,’ ‘Signing your first contract,’ and ‘The Tenure Process Explained.’  The following ATDS scholars will be participating in this years conference:  Dorothy Chansky, Heather Nathans, Elizabeth Mullenix, Mark Cosden, Cheryl Black, Jonathan Chambers, Tracey Elaine Chessum, and others.

ATDS seeks 12 graduate student fellows to participate in this pre-conference event.  Each participant will be asked to share their CVs, and a 15 minute conference paper on their field of interest with faculty mentors.  There is a $45 participation fee for graduate student fellows to help cover the costs of the pre-conference.  To apply, please send your CV, a 150-word paper abstract of your current research, and the email address of a graduate school mentor for a reference, to traceychessum@gmail.com before May 10, 2016.

Come contribute your voice to developing conversations in the field and form connections with other emerging scholars!