I submitted an abstract for the big Geography conference (AAG) for my thesis research back in the fall. I knew it would be accepted (think they accept close to 100% of papers) and have a plan for practicing my presentation a few weeks early at the annual Spring Symposium the graduate school sponsors (very low-pressure environment). Then I checked the schedule for my paper…

And what’s freaking me out is that I’m the chair for the session!! How do they decide these things? Do they know that I’m a masters student and not even a PhD. student? Am I the chair because they scheduled my paper last?

What I need is someone to talk me down. So if you’re reading this, please give me some info about chairing a session or some general encouragement by commenting on this post. You don’t want me to have a total mental breakdown and stop posting about my knitting, now do you?