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A Call for Individual Oral and Poster Abstracts will go out in May

ACES 2014 offers a variety of ways to participate in the program development process.  Proposals for the following session formats are being accepted until March 31, 2014.  For more information on the specific requirements of each session format, click on the headings below.

Workshops are pre-conference trainings lasting 3 or 6 hours on Monday, December 8th. Workshops will be included as part of the conference registration fee, but pre-registration is required and workshop attendance will be limited under the guidance of each workshop organizer to ensure a quality training environment. Individual abstracts are encouraged but not required for workshop presenters. Organized sessions will be part of the main conference agenda. Sessions are 105 minutes long and contain five (5) 20-minute talks with a five minute moderator introduction. Sessions may include panel discussions and be delivered with PPT or PPT-free. Presenters in organized sessions are required to submit individual abstracts. Town Halls last 60-90 minutes and take place in the lunch and evening hours of the ACES conference. They are an excellent way to seek out discussion and input from the resource that is the ACES Community. Town Halls will be moderated discussions under the leadership of the organizer. Topic leaders may also be identified, though formal presentations are discouraged in favor of group discussion.

Which session type is right for me?

Type Timing Length Format Miscellaneous
Pre-Conference Workshop Monday only

Half-day (3 hours) or Whole-day (6 hours).

Maximum of 4 workshops going on at one time.

Flexible format with varied number of speakers. Organizers have the most flexibility for set-up and structure in this format.

New to 2014 – Workshops are included in the main conference registration. We expect higher attendance on Monday than in past ACES.

Abstracts are optional.

Organized Oral Session Tuesday - Thursday

105 minutes long, containing 5 separate 20-minute speaking slots.

There will be 8 concurrent oral sessions happening at one time.

Organizer is typically the moderator for this session. May be presented with PPT or PPT-free, most will have PPT.  Rooms are set theatre style with optional panel tables at the front of the room.

Final session slot may be used for discussion, however it is strongly encouraged that you maximize individual speaking opportunities.

Abstracts required for each presenter.

Town Hall Monday - Thursday

60-90 minutes in the evening.

May be more than one occurring at the same time.

Sessions have a leader which sets an agenda, and possibly a couple of topical leaders to frame the conversation. This is not a place for formal presentations.

Can be used as a working group to seek input from the larger ES Community.

No abstracts required for town halls.

Interested in presenting, but don’t have a full session? Check out Ecosystem Commons to find collaborators on your topic!  OR make plans to submit an individual abstract by July 11, 2014.

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