The announcement I read makes it sounds as if all — not just UNM students or faculty — are welcome to submit a proposal to speak, but interested parties might want to check with Leslie Donovan to be sure. Assuming paper proposals are being accepted from the scholarly community at large, the announcement indicates that abstracts are due by 5:00 p.m. on March 10 — that’s just over one week from now, so chop-chop! Send them to email@example.com.
In any case, if you’re in the neighborhood, the event is free and open to the public. If UNM were a bit less than a ten-hour drive, I’d consider going myself. Also, for those still paying attention, Leslie will be the guest of honor at the University of Vermont’s Tolkien conference this year, April 9–11. A bit more on that event in a future post.