2022 Convention Common Reader

2022 Convention Update

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The Sigma Tau Delta 2022 International Convention is on-track to meet face-to-face in Atlanta, GA, from March 30-April 2. The entire event will be held in-person at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel with no virtual or hybrid components.

Convention Presenters

All who submitted papers and roundtables to the 2022 Convention have been sent emails indicating their acceptance status, along with instructions regarding next steps for confirming your intent to attend and convention registration. Visit the Presentation Overview page of the convention website for more information and upcoming deadlines.

Roundtable organizers and paper presenters confirm they will participate in the convention by completing the Presenter Response form by January 18.

Accepted Papers by School (updated 01/03/2022)
Accepted Roundtables (updated, 12/14/2021)

Call for Session Moderators and Chairs


We are seeking current and retired faculty members of Sigma Tau Delta and Sigma Kappa Delta to moderate paper sessions for the convention this year. Presentations will take place March 31 through April 2. Moderators are responsible for facilitating the Q & A at the end of the sessions. The faculty moderators’ tasks look very much like the work they do in the classroom: fostering discussion that leads to deeper understanding of the works. Moderators allow convention attendees—both those in the audience and the presenters, whom they should encourage to ask questions of each other—to dictate the direction of the discussion. Because sessions are limited to 75 minutes, moderators also keep time so that no participant exceeds the 15-minute time limit.

Faculty Moderator Volunteer Sign-up Form (Due January 18, 2022)


Chairs play a major role in facilitating each session, introducing the session topic, the presenters, and the titles of their individual papers. A few words about each presenter—year or class rank, university affiliation, and academic interests—can also make each session friendlier and more relaxed. While the faculty moderator will be assigned in advance for the session, a quick-witted chair might also need to locate a faculty member willing to serve for an absent moderator. Chairs promote the congenial atmosphere necessary for collaboration and discussion. They model the best kind of session participation, often even asking questions during the moderator-led Q & A and demonstrating their careful attention to the subjects of the papers.

Chair Volunteer Sign-up Form (Due January 18, 2022)—This form is for non-presenters; those who have been accepted to present at convention can indicate their desire to serve as a chair in their Presenter Response form.

Convention Venue

All official convention activities will take place at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel.

Hotel Special Rates

Sigma Tau Delta’s special pre-tax group rate:

  • $135/night two double beds (single, double, triple, and quad occupancy).
  • $139/night two queen beds (single, double, triple, and quad occupancy).
  • A room with concierge access is $30 additional/night.

These rates are available through the hotel block link that will be posted until March 7, 2022.

Save Money! Share a Room!

Sharing a room is a great way to save money and make lasting friendships.

For assistance finding roommates, email the Central Office at englishconvention@niu.edu.
Please include:

  • Your name and school
  • Your email address and phone number
  • Your gender
  • COVID-19 vaccination status (we will group roommates based on vaccination status)
  • Dates you need a roommate (check-in to check-out)
  • Whether you have made hotel reservations (if yes, what type of room?)
  • Number of roommates you wish

We must receive your request by March 1, 2022. Sigma Tau Delta is not responsible for roommate compatibility. Attendees are responsible for their own reservations and expenses. We strongly recommend that roommates work out expense details in advance.


Online registration will open on January 6, 2022.

Early Registration

January 6 – January 18
$75 for student presenters and student roundtable participants
$85 for non-student presenters, faculty, alumni, non-members
$20 additional for the Convention Awards Luncheon

General Registration

January 19 – February 1
$105 for all participants
$20 additional for the  Convention Awards Luncheon

Late/On-Site Registration

February 2 – April 2
$125 for all participants
$20 additional for the Convention Award Luncheon

Processing Fee
A $3.00 processing fee will be added to each registration.

Cancellation fee
There is a $20 cancellation fee per registrant for registration and Convention Awards Luncheon cancellations received on or prior to February 1, 2022. After February 1, these fees are non-refundable.

Important Dates

  • The block for hotel reservations is now open.
  • January 18 – Roundtable organizers and paper presenters confirm they will participate in the convention by completing the Presenter Response form
  • January 18 – Early/Participant Convention Registration Ends
  • January 18 – Moderator and Chair volunteer forms due
  • The preliminary schedule will be available after February 15, giving you an opportunity to confirm the final details about your presentation or roundtable

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