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Christian Scholars' Conference 2011

Generative Leaders

Generative Leader Tasks

Conceiving a Session

  • The best conceptions are closest to the Generative Leader's research interests, include cross-institutional involvement, and have interdisciplinary impact.
  • Sessions may be an interactive panel, a collection of (usually three) papers, or another creative and appropriate construction. The quality of papers should reflect potential publication.

Recruiting Participants

  • The Generative Leader defines the session's topic and parameters.
  • We encourage sessions that include presenters from a diversity of institutions and welcome PhD students and all ranks of faculty.
  • While primarily associated with the Churches of Christ, the CSC welcomes all scholars who embrace its mission.

Communicating with Session Members

  • Encourage timely Registration. Fees increase close to the conference date.
  • The web page is regularly updated with information including your session's date, time, and venue.
  • Request and collect each presenter's abstract (85-100 words) for inclusion on the web and booklet.
  • Collecting papers at least one week prior to the conference. If respondents are involved, we suggest papers be collected and distributed by May 16.

Convening the Session at the Conference

  • The Generative Leader is responsible for the session's format, introducing the speakers, and moderating questions. An essential component of the 90 minute breakout session is the question/answer time which requires care in creating and protecting response time for each presenter.
  • One week after the conference, the Generative Leader will send papers directly to the CSC Archivist, Carisse Berryhill at .


Deadlines for Generative Leaders

October 1, 2010: Commitment Day

  • Session title
  • Presenters
  • Presenters' likely topic

October 1, 2010: First Web update

  • Early sessions and abstracts posted
  • Updates once per month through December
  • Weekly updates January through June 16, 2011

 February 1, 2011: Generative Leaders Final Session Form due to Fleer

  • Session title
  • Presenters and institutions
  • Presenters' titles

February 1, 2011: Abstracts due to Fleer

  • One abstract for each panel -OR-
  • One abstract for each paper
  • 85-100 word limits

March through April: Registration and Attention to the CSC web page

May 16, 2011: Suggested date to have papers to Respondents (if embedded in session)

June 16-18, 2011: The 31st Annual CSC at Pepperdine University

June 25: Proceedings due to Carisse Berryhill

  • The official archives of the Christian Scholars' Conference are permanently held and made accessible for study at the Center for Restoration Studies, Brown Library, Abilene Christian University. Electronic copies may be sent to Carisse Berryhill, at .


Travel Costs and Stipends

We expect that costs for participan's travel and registration will be provided by the presenter’s college/university/institution. We especially welcome Christian Scholars of color and PhD students from the Churches of Christ for whom we have stipends available for travel and registration. We are pleased to support these investments in our future through the generous gifts established by family and friends of Robert Johnson and now sustained through participating institutions. For details please see the CSC web page (A Commitment to Diversity) or contact Larry Long at .