GEER 2010
Greater Everglades
Ecosystem Restoration

The Greater Everglades: A Living Laboratory of Change

Planning, Policy and Science Meeting

July 12-16, 2010 ● Naples, FL


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Call for Special Session Proposals

Submission Deadline: 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: before submitting your proposal.

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 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. Please choose carefully.

  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, 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 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/panelist.

  6. If 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.

  7. All 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.

  8. All session presenters and organizers are expected to register for the conference and pay the applicable fee to attend.

2. Submission Format

  1. MSWord Document

  2. Maximum of five, 8 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

Friday, December 4, 2009 Session Proposal Submission deadline
Friday, December 18, 2009 Acceptance notification
Monday, January 11, 2010 Call for Abstracts Distributed
Friday, April 2, 2010 Abstract Submission Deadline

GEER 2010 organizers will be responsible for the following:

  1. Providing a meeting place and logistical support for the session including audio visual equipment.

  2. Publicizing the session on the conference web site and in meeting materials.

  3. Determining the session date and time (Organizing committee constraints will be accommodated to the greatest possible extent).

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