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Society for Wetland ScientistsWe are pleased to announce the Society of Wetland Scientists and the Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration Conference will meet in conjunction with INTECOL 9, and their presentations on planning, policy and GEERscience will be integrated into the program. We welcome our colleagues to this premier event – the largest wetlands conference in the world.


Call for Sessions
Submission Deadline: August 17, 2011

CLICK HERE to download a PDF version of the Session Submission Guidelines.

The INTECOL 9 Program Committee is responsible for developing the program agenda which groups oral presentations related to similar themes. 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 sessions related to your field of expertise.

A PRELIMINARY list of Programmatic Topics being featured at INTECOL 9 is outlined on the website. However, proposers should not feel limited to these areas - we want to capture emerging topics and new ideas critical to International Wetland Science.

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 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). Please keep in mind that participants frequently move between sessions to view talks so it is important that your session speaker/panel slots be 20 minutes.

NOTE: The INTECOL 9 organizers reserve the right to refuse proposed sessions if time or 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 following information:

  1. 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.
  2. 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?
  3. Include the names, postal addresses, phone 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 this individual.
  4. A description of the qualifications of the session organizer(s).
  5. If available, a list of tentatively confirmed speakers and/or proposed invited presenters/panelists. (Please include at a minimum email addresses for all proposed speakers)

If Accepted

  1. All session presenters (both invited and contributed) must submit an abstract following the posted guidelines for abstracts. Abstracts are not required for individuals serving as a session panelist who are not giving a formal presentation.
  2. If the session consist of a series of presentations (invited &/or contributed), then session presenters will be expected to present PowerPoint presentations and submit them digitally to the organizers following standard guidelines sent to all speakers.
  3. All session presenters and organizers are expected to register for the conference and pay the applicable fee to attend.
  4. Session Organizers will be responsible for communicating abstract submission and conference registration instructions to their invited presenters.

2. Submission Format

  1. MSWord Document
  2. Maximum of five, 8 ½” x 11” pages.
  3. Full Contact information for Session Organizer(s) should appear at end of session proposal.
  4. If 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.).
  5. CLICK HERE to View a PERFECT EXAMPLE of a Session Proposal.

3. Important Dates

August 17, 2011

Session Proposal Submission Deadline

September 1, 2011

Acceptance Notification

January 8, 2012

Abstract Submission Deadline

The INTECOL 9 organizers will be responsible for the following:

  1. Providing a meeting place and logistical support for the session including audio visual equipment and AV operators.
  2. Publicizing the session on the conference web site and in meeting materials.
  3. Determining the session date and time (Session organizer requests will be accommodated as much as possible).

CLICK HERE to download a PDF version of the Session Submission Guidelines.

The deadline for submission of proposals has passed.

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