Proposals and Registration

There are many ways to join us at the 2024 Research Network Forum at CCCC in Spokane, WA.  

For more information about how to participate, as wells links to submit a proposal or register, select a participant role below.

Work-in-Progress Presenters

Work-in-Progress Presenters (WiPPs) may present their work in two separate sessions, one in the morning and/or one in the afternoon. Presentations are informal and are made in small breakout tables, ideally grouped by thematic clusters of 4-6 participants who include 4 other WiPPs, and 2-3 Discussion Leaders. WiPPs generally have 8-10 minutes to present research and then another 8-10 minutes to receive feedback from other participants.

To submit a Work-in-Progress proposal, follow this link.

               NB: Co-authors must submit separately. Please submit the same title and abstract so that it is clear you are co-authors.

The deadline for submitting a Work-in-Progress proposal is November 20, 2023.

Discussion Leaders

Discussion Leaders (1-3) are present in each group. Discussion Leaders are advanced researchers in their areas; participation as a DL is limited to those who have obtained terminal degrees in their areas and/or have extensive experience and expertise. DLs may also participate as Work-in-Progress Presenters if they wish by submitting their abstracts. 

  To register as a Discussion Leader (DL), follow this link

            NB: Discussion Leaders must have a terminal degree; in some cases significant experience in the field may be considered as equivalent.  


Editors are invited to participate in our Editors Roundtable, which occurs after lunch and before the afternoon WiPP session, during which you can speak to individuals about potential contributions to your journal, book, edited collection, or other publication. Further, you are invited to bring promotional materials and announcements / calls to distribute or place on our promotions table. Editors are invited to also participate as Work-in-Progress Presenters or Discussion Leaders as their experience and desires allow; simply submit the appropriate forms. 

 To register as an Editor, follow this link

    If you encounter problems accessing the forms or if you have other questions regarding submitting your proposal, please email the Participant Coordinator, Elizabeth Saur ( For other RNF questions, please email the Co-Chairs (