This year’s conference is hosted by the Rochester Institute of Technology and the theme is “innovation and invention.” The conference will be held September 21-22. Scholars, both affiliated with an institution as well as independent scholars, are invited to submit proposals for a panel or an individual paper. Panels should include an overall abstract of no more than 300 words, including the panel title and the names and contact information of all participants. Individual paper submissions should include a 250 word abstract, including title and contact information for the presenter. The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2018.