Graduate Students

Poster Session
Graduate students will be disseminating preliminary results from their thesis in the poster session. The deadline for applications to the poster session has passed.
Those accepted receive travel (maximum of $500 for domestic and $800 for international travel – save receipts!) and hotel subsidies (=shared accommodations with another graduate student).
To ease travel complications, we will provide the poster board. We intend to purchase Hunt Sturdy BoardTM QuickStick(c) Foamboard 20" x 30", White, (Office Max Item #11067061). It claims to have "pressure sensitive adhesive." Just in case, we will also bring tacks and tape.
As you prepare your poster please remember that "Less is More." Think of your poster as an advertisement of your paper, not as the paper itself. Your goal is to engage people in conversation and encourage them to take a copy of your paper home with them. Those who are looking at a poster want to quickly know what question you are asking, why that is an interesting question and what answer you propose. You want people to be able to see everything on your poster from a comfortable distance. That means you will want to large font (minimum 12 pt.). And remember, a picture is worth a thousand words: graphs tell a story much more effectively than words. Is there a graph that captures the puzzle addressed in your paper?
You will want to bring along approximately 25 copies of your paper which interested people can take with them. Be sure to include your name, your affiliation, email address, and a date on your title page. If you have business cards, bring those too.
The posters will be displayed in the foyer where our coffee breaks are held. This will give you maximum exposure in a minimum amount of time. There will be designated times when the poster presenters are asked to be with their posters, namely Friday afternoon and all day Saturday.
Dissertation Awards
Dissertations chosen for presentation at the annual meetings are finalists for these annual awards and will present summaries of their work at the conference. The dissertation session, convened by Kris James Mitchener (Santa Clara University) and Brian Ahearn (University of Oxford), will honor six dissertations completed during the 2010-2011 academic year. The submission deadline is June 11, 2011. The Alexander Gerschenkron and Allan Nevins prizes will be awarded to the best dissertations on non-North American and North American topics respectively.
Other Graduate Subsidies
Graduate students can also attend the conference just to get a sense of what the meetings are about. Those interested should contact Meetings Coordinator (Jari Eloranta) to put their name in the mix. There is a limited number of “seats” available. Those chosen will be eligible for a free (shared) hotel room and various discounts.