Submissions for Program Symposia are due Friday, February 1.
Submissions for Section and Member Symposia, Organized Meetings and
Workshops are due Friday, March 1.
Successful program symposia submissions should relate to the meeting’s theme, may include international collaborations and feature speakers from a variety of backgrounds reflecting the diversity of our members. Comprehensive submissions with a diverse speaker line-up (gender, ethnicity, career stage, etc.) are strongly encouraged.
This is a competitive process. In recent years only 10% of proposals have been accepted as program symposia. We encourage organizers to be innovative, wildly creative, and thoughtful in proposing sessions that are engaging and visionary. Proposals for program symposia should reflect the meeting theme to “Advocate Entomology!” Symposia on this topic could touch on many topics including communication, policy, societal benefits from entomology among others.
Workshops focused on science advocacy, innovation, idea leadership, science communication, and leadership development are strongly encouraged and all should get attendees out of their seats, using their hands to experience an interactive educational experience. Workshops may include a request for registration fees to cover costs or limit participation for a highly interactive experience. In 2019, you may submit your workshop for consideration as a Program Workshop. Program Workshops should be closely connected to the Program Theme, Advocate Entomology! and will be promoted and highlighted in the same manner as Program Symposia.
- Section Symposia should be overarching in theme to serve the interests of one or more ESA Sections. Proposals with an engagement component are highly recommended.
- Member Symposia may cover a wide range of topics and subject matter and may be more narrowly focused.
- Specialty groups that meet regularly each year of the conference may submit as an Organized Meeting.
New for 2019!
Program Workshop category for submitted workshops that tie closely to the meeting theme
Infographics have been added as an option for posters. Have a creative way to convey a concept or research results? Submit your poster as an infographic! (opening in mid-April)
The Antlion Pit Competition! Have an innovative idea that can impact entomology and beyond? Sign-up to pitch your product or concept to ento-preneurs and investors in the Antlion Pit! (additional details/sign-up site coming soon).
Program Symposia will be announced by March 1. Submissions not accepted as Program Symposia will automatically be considered for a Section or Member Symposium. What is the difference between all the submission types?