First, join the Media History Exchange. You may request an invitation by going to

When your membership has been approved (it should be within a day, as quickly as the moderators can get to it), join the meeting to which you want to submit your paper or abstract. To join a meeting, you click on the Meetings tab, which will give you a list of all the meetings being hosted on the Media History Exchange. Then click on the Join link for the meeting you want to join. After you join, you will be able to access the meeting from the My Meetings tab.

Once you have joined the site and the meeting, you can upload your proposal/abstract. Under the Archives tab at the top of the page, select the options ‘Add to the Archive” then click on ‘Abstract.’ This will take you to a page titled ‘Create Abstract.’ Enter the title of your project and your name (*Note: Reviewers will NOT see your name). Then, copy & paste, or type, your abstract in the appropriate box. When you are finished, scroll to the bottom of the page and you will see a list of meeting that you have joined. Check the box for the meeting to which you want to upload the abstract. Then click the ‘Save’ button at the bottom of the page. You will then receive a notice that your abstract/proposal has been uploaded.

Currently, when you initially upload an abstract,the abstract cannot be seen in the Archive section where you generally view the content on the site because the Archive view does not display “unpublished” material and abstracts under review are still “unpublished.” If you are worried that your abstract has not uploaded properly, please contact the conference administrator. You can always view all of your posts, abstracts included at the My Posts link available in the Archive tab at the top. When an abstract is accepted, it becomes viewable to all the members but is still not considered “published” in the traditional sense of the word.