DOPE 2020 Registration

Use this form to register for DOPE 2020!
February 27-29

The registration deadline for those presenting a paper, organizing a session or workshop, acting as a discussant, etc. is December 1, 2019. For those attending the conference without presenting, the registration deadline is January 15, 2020 (those only attending may still register after this date, if needed, however, a printed name tag is not guaranteed).

If you are organizing a session, then, please, first contact to submit your session abstract. Session abstracts should be submitted by November 25, 2019.

If you have questions please contact

Please note that you may only submit one abstract per person to the conference. This registration form allows only one participant to register per submission. If you need to register multiple participants please complete the form once per participant.

If you have submitted your abstract to a session, but the organizers have not yet formally accepted your paper, please contact them before continuing with registration.

NEW for 2020: Now introducing the DOPE Underrepresented Student Scholars Award Program.

i.e. "University of Minnesota." If you are not affiliated with an institution please write "n/a" or "independent researcher."
All conference communication will be sent to this email.
Due to UK alcohol policies, we need to know if you will be 21 by the date of the conference.
Only write the name of a session if your abstract has been accepted to that session.
Submit 200-300 words. Remember that each participant can submit only one abstract.

Add up to 5 keywords that describe your paper

This will help us sort your abstract in an appropriate sessions. Even if your paper is already in a session, we request that you still enter keywords.

If you are University of Kentucky Faculty, Staff or Student you must register with your UK email address to confirm your affiliation.
(i.e. undergraduate student, graduate student, associate professor, adjunct, activist, artist, etc.)
Select all that apply.
In an effort to reduce our conferences environmental impact, the full conference program will be made available digitally. If you would like a hard copy of the program, they are available for an additional $5.
Field trip options

Field Trip Information

When booking travel for the 2020 DOPE Conference, please remember that all field trips occur THURSDAY, February 27. Lunch is included in the price of all full-day field trips. Start and end times of field trips are subject to reasonable changes; you will be notified as soon as any changes are made.

If you are interested in a field trip that has already reached capacity, please email us at to be added to the waitlist. Please include your name (as it appears in registration) and the field trip you would like to attend, and we will contact you with your place on the waitlist and with any updates to your status as the conference approaches.

Please note: Refund requests will be honored with a full refund until January 15, 2020. There will be no refunds for field trips after this date due to administrative and ticket costs.

Town Branch Historic Walking Tour: $10 (15 slots)
Time: Afternoon (TBD)
This walking tour will examine the changing urban landscape along the Town Branch, the stream on whose banks Lexington was founded, and which Lexington proceeded to then cover. The Town Branch Commons, Town Branch Trail, and the Distillery District will be featured, and the tour will wind up at the Pepper Distillery campus, where you will find your choice of craft brews, cider, whiskey, and ice cream. Bring boots – it could be quite muddy in places – and dress in layers. Approximately 3 hours.
Nunn Center for Oral History: $10 (30 Slots)
Time: Afternoon (TBD)
Oral History Workshop at the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History with Doug Boyd, Director. This workshop will consist of a brief overview of the Louie B. Nunn Center collections and discussion of best practices for collecting and curating oral histories. The highlight of the workshop will be a demonstration of the open-source Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS) system, which synchronizes text with audio and video online, and a brief training in its use. This ground-breaking system, which facilitates indexing of oral histories to make them searchable, has been adopted by hundreds of archives around the world. If you have an oral history you have recorded, there may be an opportunity for you to work with it in the workshop, so let organizers know ahead of time. Approximately 2 hours.
Black Soil- Patterns of Migration: A Tapestry of Influence, Resilience, and Heritage $40 (12 slots)
Time: 1-5pm
Join us for a tour of the Henry Clay estate in Lexington, Kentucky by Black Soil. Black Soil: Our Better Nature uses agritourism to connect Black families and communities with Black farmers, growers, and producers in Kentucky. This trip examines the legacy, erasure of and modern resurgence of black agriculturalists, land owners, culinary artists and makers through their own stories and lived experiences, and the importance of these stories and experiences to the political ecology of Kentucky. Following the tour, there will be a panel and discussion with local farmers and activists as well as a gift. Please, contact Jed DeBruin ( with any questions.
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