Eastern Branch Call for Symposia

"Casting a Wider Net: Entomology for Everyone"

We are now accepting symposia proposals for the 2023 in-person Eastern Branch Meeting, which will be held March 18-20, 2023 in Providence, RI. 

We encourage symposia topics that showcase the full breadth of our entomological activities in the Eastern U.S. Our theme for the meeting focuses on casting a wider net and making entomology accessible for all. All symposia ideas are welcome and do not hesitate to be creative when considering topics!

The deadline for symposia submissions is October 31, 2022. All successful applications will be confirmed and notified by early November. The more complete your proposal, the more favorable it will be ranked. Regrettably, the Branches lack funding to support invited speakers; therefore, symposium organizers are expected to coordinate with invited speakers to arrange payment for registration (member or non-member rate, as appropriate). We will not have remote symposium presentations this year.

Submit your proposal

If you have any questions or would like feedback on your proposal before submission, please contact the Program Chairs, David Hawthorne and Simon Zebelo.

Proposals are to be submitted online, and submitters are required to provide: 

  • Session Title
  • Summary Statement of the Goal or Concept, and Objectives
    • This statement will be used by the Program Chairs to evaluate the submission. A strong summary statement should include:
      • Topic being addressed
      • Scope of topic
      • Relevance of topic
      • Goal or objectives
  • Symposium Description (50 words or less, required)
    • Provide a short (3-4 sentences) session overview describing what the attendees will take away from your session. Think marketing and edu-tainment. This will be posted in the online program to aid attendees in selecting the sessions that they wish to attend.
  • List of several speakers you plan to invite to participate in your symposium
    • Where possible, include the topic you would like each speaker to address (or title of talk), speaker's career-level, area of expertise, and whether the speaker's participation has been confirmed.
  • Comments for Program Organizers (optional)
  • Total time required
    • 2, 3, or 4 hours
  • Organizer name(s) and contact information

We look forward to hearing from you!

Submit your proposal

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