Call for Special Session
Friday, December 4, 2009
The GEER Program Committee is responsible for
developing the program agenda which groups oral
presentations related to a similar theme. The
Program Committee solicits abstracts and then uses
these submissions to build unified sessions.
To promote collaboration and interdisciplinary
dialogue, we invite you to help us develop the
program by proposing special sessions related to
your field of expertise.
A PRELIMINARY list of Programmatic Topics being
featured at GEER 2010 is outlined on the web site.
However, proposers should not feel limited to these
areas - we want to capture emerging topics and new
ideas critical to Everglades restoration.
Session Time Allowance
The amount of time allotted for each of the
concurrent sessions is usually 90 minutes (e.g.
10:30 am-12 noon, 1:30 pm-3:00 pm or 3:30 pm-5:00
pm). In proposing the session format for your topic,
you may request one, two or three time slots
depending upon the number of time slots needed to
cover the topic. Keep in mind, the general structure
for each 90 minute session is as follows: 10 minutes
for "Session Overview and Introduction", then four
20 minute presentations (and/or panel discussions).
In your proposal, indicate the specific amount of
time you are requesting for the session. If you have
questions about developing a presentation and
programmatic format for the session, please contact
Dr. G. Ronnie Best by telephone at: 954-577-6354 or
by email at:
Ronnie_Best@usgs.gov before submitting your
NOTE: GEER 2010 organizers reserve the right
to not accept proposed sessions if time/space is
limiting, and to cancel any session if deadlines are
missed by the session organizer.
1. Session Proposal Requirements
Session proposals should provide the
Provide a Session Title and a brief description of the
session, specifying the goals and the technical issues
that will be its focus, and a session agenda outlining
presentation format. Remember, session titles are
critical - most people make decisions about what session
to attend based solely on the title. Please choose
Include a brief discussion of why the session is of
interest and to whom. What is the target audience? Who
would benefit most from the proposed session?
Include the names, postal addresses, phone numbers, fax
numbers, and email addresses of the proposed session
organizer(s) including the name of the primary contact
for the proposed session. Note: All details for the
session will be finalized via communications with only
description of the qualifications of the session
available, a list of tentatively confirmed speakers
and/or proposed invited presenters/panelist.
the session consist of a series of presentations
(invited &/or submitted), then session presenters will
be expected to submit PowerPoint presentations on disk
to the organizers following standard guidelines
prescribed for all speakers.
session presenters (if invited to give a presentation or
if selected from submitted abstracts) must submit an
abstract following standard guidelines for abstracts.
Abstracts are not required for individuals serving as a
session panelist and not giving a formal presentation.
session presenters and organizers are expected to
register for the conference and pay the applicable fee
2. Submission Format
Maximum of five, 8 ½” x 11” pages.
Contact information for Session Organizer(s) should
appear at end of session proposal.
available, include a list of invited and confirmed
session presenters and panelists in the session
description, along with their contact information
(address, email address, phone number, etc.).
CLICK HERE to
View a PERFECT EXAMPLE of a Session Proposal.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Session Proposal Submission deadline
Friday, December 18, 2009
Monday, January 11, 2010
Call for Abstracts Distributed
Friday, April 2, 2010
Abstract Submission Deadline
GEER 2010 organizers will be responsible for
Providing a meeting place and logistical support for the
session including audio visual equipment.
Publicizing the session on the conference web site and
in meeting materials.
Determining the session date and time (Organizing
committee constraints will be accommodated to the
greatest possible extent).