Special Sessions

Special Session Instructions

We invite you to showcase your recent work on an important topic by organizing a special session. If you wish to organize a special session, submit a proposal by November 7, 2017.  Proposals should consist of the title of the special session and a preliminary list of speakers and draft titles for individual talks. Special sessions may include 6, 12, or 18 presentations, each 20 minutes in length. Sessions can also include a 20-40 minute panel for questions and answers or further discussion on the special session topic. If a session proposal includes a number of speakers other than 6, 12, or 18, the additional slots may be filled by the conference organizers with other appropriate abstracts. The sessions are in two-hour blocks separated by meals and 30-minute networking breaks.

Speakers at special sessions must register for the conference; registration costs will not be reimbursed by the conference.  Organizers will be notified by December 1 whether their session has been accepted.  Once accepted, each individual in the special session will be required to submit an abstract for their presentation via the online abstract system.  If the special session is not accepted, individual speakers are encouraged to submit an individual abstract for general consideration.  Organizers will be responsible for informing their speakers of acceptance or rejection.

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