ACRA 2013


American Collegiate Retailing Association Annual Conference, Nashville, 20-23 Mar 2013, Chairs Ann Fairhurst and Youn-Kyung Kim; Deadline 31 Oct

Sponsored by the American Collegiate Retailing Association
March 20-23, 2013, Nashville, TN

The conference will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN. Gaylord Opryland is a landmark Nashville hotel on 9 acres of indoor gardens under climate controlled glass atriums with an extraordinary selection of dining, shopping and recreation options.

Conference Co-Chairs

Accommodations and Conference Fee

Conference fees and hotel rates will be posted in the full conference announcement, forthcoming soon on the ACRA website.

Conference Announcement and Call for Papers

Competitive sessions will consist of presentations of papers that have been accepted following a blind-review process. The deadline for paper submissions is October 31, 2012 and decisions will be provided by December 3, 2012. A number of special sessions will also be presented.

Best Papers

TWO best papers will be selected from full papers and the authors will be recognized at the conference.

Submission Guidelines

Authors have two options to submit papers to the Conference: extended abstracts or full papers.

  1. Submit an extended (up to 5 double-spaced pages) to Conference Co-Chairs. These will be reviewed for acceptance by Co-Chairs only.
  2. Submit a full paper (up to 25 double-spaced pages) to the appropriate Track Chair. These will be double-blind reviewed. These papers will be considered for best paper awards.
  3. NOTE: only full papers will be considered for Best Paper awards.

Call for Workshop Proposals

Workshops designed to improve teaching, research, writing or presentation skills are welcome. Additionally, workshops focused on industry topics are also encouraged. Proposals can be submitted to one of the co-chairs using the same timeline as manuscripts. Workshops should be designed for delivery within a 60 minute period.

Special Tours

The Conference Co-Chairs are working to put together some great local tours. Potential companies are Dollar General and Tractor Supply.

General Rules for Competitive Papers

  1. Please submit your paper as a WORD attachment to the appropriate track chair/conference co-chair before October 31, 2012. The paper’s title page should indicate the contact author & all contact information.
  2. Full Papers should not exceed 25 double-spaced typed pages, including exhibits, references, and appendices. Extended abstracts should not exceed 5 double-spaced pages including references.
  3. Full papers will be double-blind reviewed. Name(s) of the author(s), their affiliations, and the title of the paper should only appear on the title page. Authors should not reveal their identities in any way in the manuscript. Extended abstracts also should have all author information on the title page.
  4. For full papers, the title of the paper – but not the name(s) of the author(s) – should be at the top of page 1 followed by a single-spaced abstract not exceeding 100 words. The body of the paper should be double-spaced and follow APA style.
  5. To be considered for acceptance, the paper/abstract or a similar version of it MUST NOT: a) have been previously published, b) have been accepted for publication elsewhere, c) be under consideration for publication elsewhere, and d) be submitted for review elsewhere during the conference review process.
  6. At least one author of an accepted paper MUST agree to: a) pre-register for the conference upon acceptance; b) appear at the conference to present the paper.
  7. Authors uncertain regarding the track to which their paper should be sent may submit papers directly to Youn-Kyung Kim and she will forward the paper to an appropriate track.

Tracks and Chairpersons Information


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