Have a vision for our next Wharton conference? A talent for organizing? An eye for the future of Wharton studies? The Edith Wharton Society would love to hear from individuals who are interested in directing our next conference. At MLA Paul Ohler, Melanie Dawson, and Jennifer Haytock will be available for in-person or Skype conversations about the next society conference, likely in 2020. All inquiries are welcome.
Conference directors set conference themes, arrange dates, calls for papers, organize space rentals, oversee all legal contracts, liaison with caterers, arrange payments to vendors, organize and coordinate reviews of proposals, and arrange the program. They also organize social media, select guest speakers, and oversee special events for the conference with the support of the Society President, Vice President, and other Board members. We traditionally have two co-directors who work collaboratively. This is an invaluable service to the Wharton community and a way to learn more about your colleagues in Wharton studies. Please email Paul Ohler at firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of the MLA conference.