Welcome to #CUFA15: New Orleans Convention Center (November 11-12)

Dear Colleagues,  

We are one week away from the annual CUFA conference in New Orleans, LA. The program continues many of the exciting changes implemented last year in Boston as well as several sessions focusing on the context of New Orleans. Below are a few important reminders in anticipation of our conference:

  • Wednesday
    • On Wednesday, please join our graduate students as they share their work at the Graduate Student forum roundtable session. There are also two general sessions Wednesday afternoon followed by a reception featuring Louisiana deserts. 
  • Thursday
    • This year, JAVA networks continue beginning at 8:00 am on Thursday. JAVA networks were established last year to provide a space to discuss commonalities such as research interests, methodological tools/practices, theoretical orientations, or any other mutual identity within our field. The program lists the locations of each JAVA network.
    •  Lunch panel: Charter Schools, Education Reform and the Future of Democratic Education will explore the charter school movement from multiple points of view. Lunch will be provided to the first 175 CUFA members starting at12:15 pm. The lunch will be followed by a screening of John Merrow's documentary Rebirth: New Orleans. 
    • Thursday culminates with evening keynote "History, Social Responsibility, and the Katrina Disaster Now" (Rivergate Room)
      from Dr. Andy Horowitz, Tulane, University and Co-sponsored by the Social Science Education Consortium. The keynote will be followed by the CUFA business meeting and an evening reception. 
  • Friday
    • Research in Practice sessions are held through out the day. Please support you colleagues. All sessions will be held in room 231 in the convention center. 
  • Web Based Program
    • The CUFA 2015 program is available on the web (  This version allows you to create a personalized schedule for the conference. 
  • Paper Submission
    • If you are presenting a paper, please upload a final draft. Go to this site and choose file upload. Use the login and password created when submitting the proposal and attach your final draft. On the web based program the hyperlinks (blue) will take you to the submitted paper. If a final paper is not submitted the default is the original proposal. 
  • Registration

I look forward to see you all next week in New Orleans. If you have any questions feel free to contact me at

Lara Willox, PhD
University of West Georgia
Carrollton GA