Joint NCB & SWB Meeting Call for Symposia

The NCB and SWB Program Committee is currently requesting proposals for symposia for the 2020 Joint Meeting in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Submitted symposia must be relevant to current and emerging areas of entomological interest to the membership of these two branches of ESA.

All symposia ideas are welcome. We particularly encourage joint SWB/NCB collaborative symposia with organizers and speakers from both groups on topics of mutual interest. Joint symposia will have priority to request program enhancement funds to help bring in speakers external to the NCB or SWB. Non-joint symposia are also welcome, including those highlighting timely or emerging topics, new scientific developments, and representing the geographic and gender diversity of members. We also encourage submissions from Early Career Professionals and graduate students. In addition to traditional symposia, we encourage creative symposia including those featuring workshops or demonstrations, teaching, and scientific outreach and extension, etc.

View the recommended considerations compiled by ESA's Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

If you would like to discuss a symposium idea prior to submitting a proposal or if you have questions, please contact the Program Chairs, Drs. Sonja Swiger [SWB], Ismael Badillo [SWB] and Kelley Tilmon [NCB]

Symposia Proposal Requirements

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

  • Session Title
  • Summary Statement of the Goal or Concept, and Objectives
  • Brief Symposium Description (50 words or less, required)
  • List of several speakers you plan to invite to participate in your symposium
  • Comments for Program Organizers (optional)
  • Total time required
  • Organizer name(s) and contact information

Symposia Proposal Deadlines

The deadline for the preliminary submission of the symposium topic is October 31, 2019. All successful applications will be confirmed and notified by early December. At that time you will have the opportunity to apply for program enhancement funds to support external speakers. The deadline for submission of final symposium details including the finalized list of speakers is December 20, 2019.

Submit your symposium proposal

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