I open by freely admitting that this post is totally self-serving, but since it’s the first time in ages that I actually wrote the paper ahead of the conference, I’m going to extol the virtues of writing your paper ahead of the conference.
APSA’s TLC is nearly upon us and the heritage it brings of a track model means that pre-written and -circulated papers is still very strong. You can check out the submissions so far here.
As an opportunity to get focused and specific feedback on your work, especially if you’re looking to publish, this is pretty hard to beat: getting a bunch of people working in the same field, in a room for most of two days, sharing ideas, isn’t something you get to do that often in conferences.
And if, cough, one of those people is an editor on a leading L&T journal, then all the better.
Having already started to work my way through the papers on my track, I can see we’ll be having a lot of very productive debate in Baltimore, which we’ll be doing our best to share with you all.