For Session Organizers

The designated organizer(s) for sponsored and special sessions accepted for the International Congress on Medieval Studies, hosted by Western Michigan University's Medieval Institute, are engaged in accepting and rejecting proposed contributions and supplying the names and contact information for session personnel in late September/early October.

Accepting proposals and Finalizing session information

Confex logo.Our partner in managing proposals for the congress is Confex, an event management service. Session organizers have viewing access to their sessions in the Confex system in early September. At a point later in the month, they can accept proposals for sessions of papers, poster sessions and roundtables and add the names, affiliations and contact information for organizer(s), presider(s) and respondent(s), as well as submit details of performances, workshops and demonstrations. All session details must be finalized by Friday, Oct. 15.

Paper proposals not accepted

Papers not accepted into sponsored and special sessions are considered for inclusion in general sessions, unless an author indicates a preference that the paper not be considered further.

Reservations for business meetings and gatherings

Learned societies, associations, institutions, publishers, and other vendors may hold business meetings or host gatherings at the congress. Arrangements are made by submitting a meeting reservation.

The Meeting Reservation Form for the 58th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 11-13, 2023) will be available in July.