The German Studies Association is pleased to announce a continuing pilot program for the 2015 Conference: The GSA Exchange. 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. We hope that the Exchange will make it easier scholars with similar interests to find their ‘family’ prior to the deadline for submissions to the 2015 conference (February 16).

In order to access the Exchange forums you will need to register an account. Current GSA members will be automatically registered. We do want to limit access to the Exchange to those interested in participating in the GSA Annual Conference. If you are not currently a member of the GSA, please sign up at the main GSA website or please register with your name and institutional affiliation so we can find you easily. Please bear in mind that only paid members of the GSA may submit proposals for the GSA conference.

If you wish to join the Exchange before becoming a GSA member, that is possible. Please sign up with a name and email which can be verified by the moderators as belonging to someone who might become a GSA member in the future. Once you have registered an Exchange moderator will confirm membership. This may take up to a day to complete – we apologize for this necessary delay.

With best wishes,

The 2015 Conference Team