Wednesday, April 02, 2008

CASCAID Conference 2008

The 5th Annual CASCAID Conference will be hosted this May 2-3 on the campus of Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. As part of its efforts to bring together activists, academics, and community members in a forum for dialog and discussion, we are encouraging undergraduate and graduate students to submit papers for the academic track of the conference. We think that it is important that undergraduate students get an opportunity to participate in conferences to get experience in sharing their work. As such, we were hoping you might be able to distribute the attached call for papers to interested students at all levels in your department. The theme for this year's conference is social justice, and we are hoping that the theme will encourage papers from a variety of fields on a diverse range of topics. The keynote address will be given by Dr. Manning Marable.

Submissions will be considered starting April 1, 2008. The deadline for full consideration is April 14, 2008. Papers and proposals received by this date will receive notification of status within 1 week. Abstracts will be accepted for consideration, but full papers are due 2 weeks prior to conference to be considered for the undergraduate prize. The top paper submitted by an undergraduate will be awarded the CASCAID Contribution to Advocacy Award and a $250 cash scholarship.

Papers can be submitted to If you have any further questions, please contact me at or 360-650-4556.

Thank you for your consideration,

Darryl Stein
Assistant Director of Forensics
Western Washington University