Three-Session "Thread" Limit Waived for 2016

Our recent announcement that "threads" or "strings" of thematically related conference topics would be limited to three sessions per topic has resulted in concern on the part of some of our members.

Accordingly, we've decided to waive that limitation for this year's conference, and revisit the matter at the next meeting of the Executive Board in late September.

The original decision to limit the number of thematically linked sessions was based on the concern that 'mini-conferences' might develop within the larger conference, and discourage the interdisciplinarity that is one of the hallmarks of our association.

Again, we're waiving the three-session limitation for 2016, and will revisit the issue later.