One useful role of the SIG is to provide a means for members to network in forming panels and workshops. SCMS has a forum for posting calls, but often members find it useful to gauge interest in a less formal way and make connections with others. Please feel free to use the comments section of this post for anything related to Chicago 2017 calls: to float ideas, find co-panelists, or publicize your call for panels or workshops.
Abstract submissions for Chicago 2017 are due by Aug. 31. For those wishing to use the SCMS forum, the posting deadline is July 15, with suggested notification date of Aug. 15.