analysis, social organization, classroom talk

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Back to the drawing board

Received this:

Dear Christina,

This is to let you know that the Conference Committee for the 13th International Pragmatics Conference, to be held in New Delhi, India, 8-13 September 2013, has not been able to accept your panel proposal

“Being connected: how children manage the interface between their social activity and the affordances of digital technologies “

in its present form.

You are, however, strongly encouraged to resubmit before the 15 September deadline, keeping in mind the following remarks that were made:

Important topic. This panel would be a good contribution, but the abstract is kept a bit too abstract and general to see what the panel would look like exactly (and especially to decide how many time slots should be reserved). Is the fact that at the moment only Australian contributors are foreseen a conscious choice?

Looking forward to the further development of your panel proposal,

With best wishes,etc etc

So, I haven't entirely given up yet but I clearly need to do a lot more thinking. For example, does the last sentence imply that an all OZ symposium is not the best option?