How to Participate in WSDS 2023







Interested in participating in WSDS 2023?

Session chairs serve as the main contact for sessions with ASA staff and are responsible for the following:

  1. Reviewing presentations for length and visibility and discussing concerns with ASA staff
  2. Encouraging speakers to upload their presentations in advance
  3. Checking the program and serving as the main contact for the session with ASA staff in case any changes need to be made (e.g., reordering of speakers within the session, withdrawing a speaker, etc.)
  4. Ensuring speakers are on time and present for the session
  5. Introducing the speakers at the beginning of the session
  6. Making sure each speaker begins/ends at the time allotted
  7. Facilitating Q&A discussion after each presentation, including preparing questions in advance to spark discussion
  8. Encouraging attendees to fill out the online evaluation form

If you are interested, please send an email to by October 2, 2023. Include your name and affiliation and indicate your preferred theme and/or session in the body of the message.

Note that requests are first come, first served and your response does not guarantee your acceptance or preferred theme.

Key Dates

  • March 1, 2023 – April 14, 2023
    Concurrent, Panel, and Speed Submission
  • June 1, 2023 – August 24, 2023
    Early Registration Opens
  • June 1, 2023
    Housing Opens
  • July 14, 2023
    Speaker Registration Deadline
  • August 25, 2023 – October 27, 2023
    Regular Registration (increased fees apply)
  • October 4, 2023
    Housing Deadline
  • October 25, 2023 – October 27, 2023
    WSDS 2023 in Bellevue, WA