At the annual meeting, members give presentations in which they read papers, play music, or give demonstrations on a variety of folklore subjects.
The Vice-President chairs the Program Committee, which accepts proposals from members and plans the program for the upcoming meeting. To be considered, a proposal must be sent to the main office so it can be distributed to the members of the Program Committee. Papers can be sent via the U.S. mail, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Papers should meet the following criteria:
The topic should focus on folklore (e.g., customs, beliefs, traditions, skills, music, art, legends, superstitions)
The topic must be relevant to Texas and the Southwest
It must be presented orally, by the author, at the meeting in a 15-20 minute presentation
Audio-visuals (PowerPoint, videos on DVD, demonstrations, artifacts) may be used and are encouraged.
The Call for Papers goes out in the June Newsletter, and the deadline for submissions is typically the middle of October. The Committee is ready to accept ideas for papers as soon as one meeting is over, so it's really never too early to share an abstract.