Special Call: Virtual Engagement Sessions

ELOrlando: Call for Experimental Virtual Sessions:

As with many conferences moving to the virtual format for the first time, the Electronic Literature Organization Conference and Media Art Show will be seeking innovative strategies for creating engagement and connection during the week of the virtual event. These can include both synchronous and asynchronous sessions. If you would like to lead a virtual happening, please submit an abstract of 150-250 words describing the session via our submissions portal: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/cgi/ir_submit.cgi?context=elo2020. Here are a few ideas from our conference team to get you started: 

  • Synchronous roundtables or hashtag chats
  • Netprov or other virtual performance pieces
  • Digital poetry jams in unusual platforms (Animal Crossing? Instagram?) 
  • Social media exhibition pieces
  • Game or electronic literature jams appropriate to the conference theme
  • Podcasts, livestreams, or other formats

Select the category of “Virtual Engagement Sessions” when submitting. This call is open both to those who had already planned on joining us in Orlando, and those newly able to participate due to the move to online. Our team will review proposals on a rolling basis through May 15th, and reach out to discuss strategies for implementation as appropriate. We look forward to working with you to craft an engaging program under our new constraints.