Ordinarily, speakers and respondents at the annual convention should be CTSA members (active or associate) with dues paid up-to-date, or individuals who have an application for membership on file with the CTSA Secretary by the time of the deadline for paper proposals.
At the annual convention, members may only have one speaking role. This rule includes speakers who are presenters, panelists, or respondents. This rule does not apply to members of under-represented groups, though it does apply to participation in the Women’s Consultation on Constructive Theology.
Members cannot have a speaking role for more than two consecutive years in a three-year period.
There may be no more than three speakers (presenter, panelist or respondent) in any single session so as to preserve sufficient time in each session for discussion.
Individuals should limit their non-presenter roles on the convention program as conveners or moderators in order to allow others to serve in these roles. Often, institutional support for convention attendance requires a role on the program.
When warranted, a non-member may be invited to participate in a particular session with the approval of the president-elect. In such instances, if the non-member will not be attending the rest of the convention he/she need not pay registration fees for the convention.
Up to $50.00 may be requisitioned by conveners to support “out of pocket” expenses. Usually, incidental expenses are supported by the convener’s institution.
No one currently serving on the board should participate in a selected session proposal.