Dear participant in the Clinical Theory Workshop 25th Anniversary Conference:
First, we are very happy that you have registered and that you are coming to the conference!
Second, this conference depends on you for its success. We look forward to your participation in all parts of the day and a half that we will spend together, and there will be many opportunities for your input throughout.
Third, the core of the conference is its small groups, in which 32 papers will be presented. We will have 16 small-group sessions – with two papers presented in each session. To hold 16 small-group sessions, we need to schedule them concurrently, and there will be 4 concurrent sessions in each of the four small-group time slots. As you may already know, we’ve organized the sessions under four broad headings, and in each time slot there will be sessions focusing on papers from each of these four broad categories. The categories are:
You may want to go to one session from each category, or to 4 sessions in a single category, or you may want to choose your small-group sessions without regard to these classifications. We’re happy with any method of choosing that works for you. But what we do need to ask is that you choose now the sessions you would like to attend. Once we know your preferences, we hope to be able to quickly assign everyone to small groups that they will be pleased to attend – and then we will ask you to read as many of the papers as possible for the small groups you’ll be part of.
So – on the following pages we’ve listed the small groups meeting in each time slot. As you’ll see, at the end of each time slot we’ve asked you to tell us your first, second, third and fourth choices among the four sessions in that slot. We’ve also numbered the workshops (workshops 1 through 16), and you can tell us your choices just by putting the workshop number on the appropriate line. So, for instance, if your first choice of a session in the first small-group meeting slot is Workshop 3, you’d select “Workshop 3” in the “first choice” line. But please also give us your second, third and fourth choices! We want every group of presenters to have a critical mass of workshop attenders (and there are size limits on some of our rooms), so we may not be able to put everyone in their first choice in every time slot.
Thanks very much!