The Ward Irish Music Archives (WIMA) invites proposals for presentations to its inaugural conference, The Session, to be held October 18-20, 2012 in Milwaukee, WI.
WIMA welcomes papers & presentations on content relating to Irish and Irish Americans in entertainment. We are looking for presentations in the field of music, dance, film, radio & television. We seek papers and presentations that are informative, display a passion for their subjects, and include compelling audio, visual and video content. Share your special interests with our engaged community of musicians, historians, archivists and all those with a passion for Irish and Irish American entertainment.
Please include your name, address, email, telephone and any institution affiliation in your submission.
Include the title of your presentation and an abstract of up to 250 words for review and publication.
Presentations will either be in 20 minute or 30 minute time slots. Let us know which you’ll need. Please be concise. Extra time will be allotted for Q & A.
Send your presentation to: Archives@irishfest.com or to the address below for review. Deadline for submissions is September 15, 2012. Review of proposals will begin on August 1, but will continue until Sept. 15 as space on the conference schedule permits.
Ward Irish Music Archives
The Session Conference
1532 Wauwatosa Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53213
IMPORTANT: Presenters must register for the conference. Presenters grant WIMA the right to record and distribute their conference presentations, unless they specify otherwise in writing. Presenters are encouraged but not required to provide copies of their PowerPoint or other files for distribution with the conference recordings.