These were the criteria I used for the last conference one which I worked. What is missing?


- Relation to the conference theme
- is the paper topic related to the conference theme?
- is it going to contribute to the overall dialogue for the event?
- will the paper contribute to a good balance of topics and approaches for the event?

-Writing
-Is the presentation of the argument clear and concise
-Does the abstract show evidence of the scholar's engagement/expertise on the topic

-Scholarship/Method
-Is there a clear justification for the mode of theoretical/methodical approach
-Is the intended method of presentation in line with the results projected
-Is the use of research materials valid

-Originality
-Is the material to be covered, as far as you know, a new contribution to the field
-Is the scholar engaging with the theoretical or methodological literature in at least a sound way, and hopefully in a new,
thoughtful and inventive way
-Does the abstract mention the project's contribution to larger understanding of music, the conference topic, etc.

Presentability
-Is the mode of intended presentation likely to appeal to a range of music and culture scholars
-Is it possible for this scholar to present this argument well in 20 minutes
-Do you trust this mode of argumentation and presentation for this argument