From the Executive Director

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We hope many of you are busy preparing proposals for workshops, posters or other presentations for our 40th annual conference in New Orleans next June. Please keep in mind that the deadline is rapidly approaching. The "Call for Papers" for New Orleans may be found now on the AASECT website. Please note that the deadline for proposals is Friday, October 26. Since this is our 40th anniversary conference and it is set for the "Big Easy," we are expecting a large number of submissions.

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