Message of welcome to the Annual Meeting from the CANE President – please click here to watch.
We hope to welcome you to the 2021 CANE Annual Meeting, being held virtually, March 13 & 20, 2021! This meeting is virtual, and will take place entirely on Zoom. All permitted sessions will be recorded, and will be available for a limited time after the meeting has ended. If you have any concerns about being recorded in the Workshop sessions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. This meeting is open to CANE Members. If you are not a CANE Member and would like to join, or if you need to renew your membership, please do so before moving on to the registration form, by visiting the CANE membership page here. To view the preliminary program, click here. To view the abstracts for presentations, click here.
The total cost of attendance for members is $40.00, for one or both days, March 13 & 20. Please read through the information below, as well as the tabs above, and click "Register Now" to sign up today! We accept most major credit cards, but not PayPal. First-time attendees: CANE offers the Finnegan-Plante Scholarship to cover the cost of the meeting for first-time attendees whose schools do not cover that cost. Please click here to learn how you can apply for that subvention.
Registration for the CANE Annual Meeting will remain open until Friday, March 19, 11:59pm EST.
If you are a vendor, and do not wish to attend this meeting as an individual, do not fill out this form. Instead, contact Dr. Lindsay Sears at email@example.com, about featuring your products in our online CANE vendor exhibit. If you are a vendor, and also wish to attend the meeting as an individual, please continue to use this form.
If, after registering, you wish to cancel your registration, you may ask for a refund by contacting the CANE Treasurer, Ruth Breindel, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not seek a refund from UMass Conference Services.
Publications and Achievements
As part of the virtual meeting experience this year, we encourage you to inform other registrants of any recent publications or other achievements you would like to share. Submissions will be featured on this page - check back periodically to see what other registrants have been up to! If you wish to participate, provide a link to a publisher's website or online article during registration, or submit details by email to email@example.com.
The Riddle of the Rosetta: How an English Polymath and a French Polyglot Discovered the Meaning of Egyptian Hieroglyphs (Princeton University Press, 2020)
There were over 35 novellas published by various authors in 2020!
Aristophanes' Wasps (Oxford University Press, 2019)
R. Scott Smith
Our website devoted to a new way of studying myth.
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellowship, Center for the Advanced Study of the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art (2021)
Fellowship, National Endowment for the Humanities (2021-22)
The Violent Hero: Heracles in the Greek Imagination (Bloomsbury, 2021)
Hiberno-Latin Saints’ ›Lives‹ in the Seventh Century, Writing Early Ireland, In: Monastic Life, Medieval Institute Publications | 2023
I co-organized and hosted the first Antiquity in Media Studies conference (via Zoom, 11-12 December 2020) as this new organization's first-ever President.
CANE Code of Conduct at Meetings
The Classical Association of New England is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all who participate in our meetings. All participants are expected to treat one another with respect and consideration.
All participants, including but not limited to attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, media technicians, and CANE officers are expected to uphold the CANE Code of Conduct at Meetings. This Code applies to all CANE meetings, including those held jointly with other organizations.
Zoom Meeting/Webinar Etiquette (for remote events)
- It is generally expected that audience members in any panel, presentation, roundtable, or workshop in “Meeting” mode (as opposed to webinar mode) will keep their microphones muted during the presentation. Your video screen may be on or off, depending on your preference. CANE does not discourage anyone from having their screen on, but if it is on, do note that you are visible to everyone at the meeting.
- If the session is in Webinar mode, only presenters will be visible and heard. Even so, audience members will be able to post in Q&A to ask questions and use the Chat to communicate with panelists and other attendees.
- In Question and Answer portions of a session in Meeting mode, please let the moderator(s) know that you have a question by typing your question in the Chat for a moderator to read aloud or by typing “I have a question” in the Chat. When you are called on by the Tech Assistant, you will be asked to unmute your microphone to ask your question. Please then mute your microphone again after you have asked your question. If the session is in Webinar mode, you must type any questions in the Q&A.
- Moderators and other hosts of a session in Meeting mode have the ability to mute your microphone if you forget to do that, but they cannot UNmute you. The moderators will remind you, in that case, to unmute your microphone.
- All participants are to be treated with respect and consideration.
- Communication should be polite and courteous, critiquing ideas rather than individuals.
- Participants must be mindful of their surroundings and fellow participants. It is expected that participants will notify CANE officers if they notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress.
- Participants must respect the rules, policies, and laws of the meeting venue and location.
- Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form will not be tolerated.
- Physical or verbal abuse of any participants or others present at the meeting venue will not be tolerated.
- Examples of unacceptable behavior include but are not limited to: pejorative verbal comments or gestures related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, national origin, disability, or physical appearance; the inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images, as well as sexual harassment of any kind; physical threats or stalking. Ad hominem attacks of any kind will not be tolerated.
- Recordings, still images, video, or audio of individuals, whether in their presentation or in any other venue of the conference, without the individual’s and the Association’s explicit permission is expressly forbidden.
- Unwarranted disruption of talks, presentations, meetings, or exhibitions will also not be tolerated.
- Anyone requested to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.
- CANE officers, media technicians, and/or security officers acting on behalf of CANE or the meeting venue may remove from the meeting, without warning or refund, any person who engages in unacceptable behavior.
- CANE reserves the right to prohibit attendance at any future meeting.
Reporting Unacceptable Behavior
- If you are the subject of unacceptable behavior or have witnessed any such behavior, please immediately notify a CANE officer.
- Unacceptable behavior can be reported to any CANE officer on-site or at any time, during or after the meeting, by e-mailing the CANE President (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Treasurer (email@example.com).
- Anyone experiencing or witnessing behavior that constitutes an immediate or serious threat to public safety should, without delay, contact local security or law enforcement.
This Code of Conduct was approved by the CANE Executive Committee, January 30, 2021, and was adapted from the Classical Association of the Middle West and South’s Code of Conduct (https://camws.org/codeofconduct), which is, in turn, adapted from the Ecological Society of America’s Code of Conduct for their events (https://www.esa.org/esa/code-of-conduct-for-esa-events/).
New to virtual events?
We have put together tips and tricks, a how-to guide, and a cheat sheet to make your experience as seamless as possible!
Please review the information below and contact us if we can be of any assistance.
Prepare Before the Conference
Check Your Internet Connection
To get the most out of any virtual event, it is important to use reliable internet. If possible, ask others in your home to stay off of the internet when you are in a session to minimize the devices connected to your network. If your wireless internet frequently lags, kicks you off, or is generally unreliable, try to use a wired connection right from your computer into your router, and keep your camera off as much as possible. You could also see if there is somewhere else you can go for internet access, such as the home of a family member or friend, a library, or a local café (if safe, and possible). Some libraries are offering free outdoor wi-fi, allowing you to connect from a nearby parking lot or outdoor space.
Unsure about your internet speed and reliability? Do a quick test of your internet speed on Google! This test will let you know your internet speed and how well it can handle multiple devices connected at the same time, video conferencing, and more.
Download Zoom and Create an Account
The meeting will be held live on Zoom, a web conferencing platform that you can download and use for free. To use Zoom, first visit https://zoom.us/download and click the "Download" button under Zoom Client for Meetings. We recommend downloading Zoom onto a device with a larger screen, such as a laptop or desktop computer, instead of using your phone or tablet. In addition to downloading Zoom, you will need to create a Zoom account if you do not yet have one. You can create an account by downloading Zoom and then opening the Zoom app. This will bring you to a login screen, and on the bottom right you can click the "Sign up for Free" button. You can also create an account by visiting https://zoom.us/signup. It's a relatively easy process to download Zoom and create an account, but it does take a few minutes so make sure to do this before the start of the meeting! For security purposes, to access any session you must be logged in to your Zoom account: provide the email address associated with your Zoom account during registration.
Choose Your Device Carefully
If you have multiple devices, we recommend downloading Zoom onto the one with the largest screen, such as a laptop or desktop computer, so that you can easily see what is going on. When possible, we don't recommend using your phone as it will be difficult to see what is happening on such a small screen, plus phone calls, emails, and text messages could be distracting. The features and functionalities of the mobile version of Zoom are also slightly different, so please note that our guide and cheat sheet are not fully applicable to the mobile version.
Practice with Zoom
If you are new to Zoom, we recommend taking advantage of some of the many resources available to familiarize yourself with how to use it! We have created a detailed Zoom how-to guide, as well as a Zoom cheat sheet for your reference. You can also practice on your own by joining a test Zoom meeting here, or checking out some of Zoom's beginner tutorials here. If you have any questions or need a little more support, please don't hesitate to contact us - we're more than happy to help you get squared away (firstname.lastname@example.org, 413-577-8102)!
Create a Comfortable Space
Find an area of your home where you will be comfortable, and ideally one that is private to minimize distractions. Arrange a comfortable chair in front of your screen. Set your screen up on a table, stand, or desk. Have everything you need, like a drink, snacks, and/or notepad and writing utensil, within reach. If you decide to have your camera on, consider the camera angle and the background your colleagues and/or fellow attendees will see, and perhaps rearrange or spruce up the space a bit. During the meeting, remove distractions and background noises by closing the doors and windows to your space, silencing your phone, and asking your family or housemates to be mindful of when you will be attending meetings.
During the Conference
Get Ready for Your Session
One of the best ways to combat "Zoom fatigue" is to prepare yourself and your space in advance, and to get mentally and physically ready day-of. Consider stretching or going for a walk before sessions start. Brew a fresh cup of coffee or tea, fill up a water bottle, grab a notepad and pen, and then give yourself at least 15 minutes to get your device up and running. Setup your space in the days leading up to the meeting (see the "Create a Comfortable Space" section above) and have anything that you might need during the session close by - you don't want to miss anything because you have to go grab some supplies or a drink! If you decide to leave your camera on, keep in mind the presenter and other meeting attendees will be able to see you, so make sure you and your background are camera ready. Lastly, silence your phone, close out of your email, minimize any other distractions, and enjoy your session!
Know if You're Attending a Webinar or a Meeting
Zoom Webinar: All panels will be Zoom Webinars. You will not be seen or heard without permission from the Tech Assistant. We ask that you submit questions through the Q&A function and communicate with attendees/panelists using the Chat function.
Zoom Meeting: Most workshops will be Zoom Meetings; some will be Zoom Webinars. In workshops, you will be automatically muted upon entry. Please stay muted unless you have a question or need assistance to avoid broadcasting any unexpected background noises to all of the other participants in the meeting. On the bottom meeting toolbar you will see a microphone icon: if there is a red line in this icon that means you are muted, and you can click this icon to request to unmute if needed. You can also utilize a number of other communication methods in Zoom while staying muted, such as the Chat feature or Reactions (take a look at our how-to guide and cheat sheet for more information). The presenter might have their own specific requests regarding how attendees should make comments or ask questions, so the exact protocol to follow may vary depending on the session - we recommend logging in a few minutes early to make sure you don't miss any special instructions or "housekeeping" items made by the presenter before the session gets underway.
Take Advantage of Time In-Between Sessions
The meeting will be full of great sessions, but nonetheless it can be helpful to rest, recharge, and enjoy some screen-free time when the schedule allows. Review the schedule to get a sense of when you will have some breaks or blocks of down time, and take advantage of these! When you have a break, try to get up and stretch. For longer breaks, consider taking a short walk to get some fresh air and recharge. These are also great chances to replenish any supplies, drinks, or snacks in preparation for the next session!
Have questions or need assistance? We're happy to help!
For the most immediate assistance, please email us at email@example.com!
For Registration or Payment Related Questions:
Please contact the UMass Conference Services Registration Office at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 413-577-8102. Our office is currently working remotely so for the quickest response we recommend contacting us by email, if possible.
Below are some links you might find helpful as you prepare for the meeting:
- CANE Preliminary Program
- CANE Abstracts of Presentations
- Virtual Conference Zoom Guide
- Virtual Conference Zoom Cheat Sheet
- Download Zoom
- Sign-up for a Zoom Account
- Zoom Resource Library
- Zoom Test Meeting
- Internet Speed Test
To Cancel a Registration:
If, after registering, you wish to cancel your registration, you may ask for a refund by contacting the CANE Treasurer, Ruth Breindel, at email@example.com.Please do not seek a refund from UMass Conference Services.