Conference Abstracts Checklist

Before submitting, please make sure your abstract includes the following:

Word length: 250 – 300 words.

Citation style: Chicago author-date format; include full references at the end.

Discipline/field: Please indicate at the end of your abstract. Use up to four labels as needed.

Bio: Please include at the end (50-75 words).

Your abstract will be judged by these criteria:

Is the abstract well written? Does it address an interdisciplinary audience? Is the argument clearly stated?

Does the paper demonstrate familiarity with its discipline/field? Does it frame its argument in terms of the discourse of Grateful Dead studies?

Is the paper original? Does it present new information?

Does the paper make a useful contribution to the discourse?