networks and exchanges
The GSA has several ways for members to keep in touch regarding their research interests.
In 2010, the Executive Board established the Interdisciplinary Committee, charged with creatively and systematically furthering how members engage and encounter one another across disciplines. Networks, a major instrument in this undertaking, are platforms tasked with focusing sustained interdisciplinary attention on topics of interest to the GSA membership by distributing calls for papers and forming panel series for the annual conference on a regular basis. Networks also have maintained list-serves, blog sites, and webpages, and have developed publications (journal issues and book volumes) derived from their panel activities.
In 2014, the GSA announced the GSA Exchange as a pilot program for the 2014 Conference. The Exchange is an online forum for prospective participants to discuss the creation of sessions. It is specifically targeted at participants who have a paper proposal but are not already part of a panel.