Current conference reminders and Executive Director Office Hours

8 March 2022

Happy International Women’s Day! I realize all of us are preoccupied with the terrible news coming out of Europe, not to mention floods in Australia, fears of famine in Afghanistan, and any number of concerns close to home as well. I hope you are all carrying on as best you can, even if sometimes the mundane seems profoundly unusual.

So, as part of the business of everyday life, I want to remind you all that our conference submission system is now open for panels, roundtables, and participation in the seminars. You may access the submissions portal directly or via our Conference Website.

The deadline for seminar participation is Monday, March 14.

If you are looking for panel or panel collaborators, please consider using our GSA Conference Presentation Finding Aid.

Please note that in order to log in to the submissions system, you must be a current GSA member. If you need to update your membership, please do so under *member services*.

If you experience any technical problems with the submission website, please contact Operations Director Dr. Benita Blessing ( Because we are working with a new system, please inform us of any issues so that we can correct them.

If you have any questions about your membership, please contact our partners at Johns Hopkins University Press (

All panel and roundtable submissions need to be in by Monday, March 28.

In the last newsletter, I announced that I would be holding occasional “office hours” in the course of 2022. I’d like to announce my first for Friday, March 18, 2022 at 10AM Central Time in the USA, which is 4PM in Berlin (you can check your time zone on the date here: Time Zone Calculator). I’ll schedule a second meeting soon with a better hour for those in Asia). I hope I can take that time to meet members I don’t already know, and to talk about what makes a successful GSA proposal. I will be joined by this year’s Program Director Kevin Amidon. Please sign up to take part (the signup sheet has the meeting link).

Please use the hashtag #thegsa2022 and to tag us on social media for all things conference related.

With all good wishes,

Margaret E. Menninger

Executive Director