NAAFE Conference

North American Association
of Fisheries Economists (NAAFE)

May 21-24, 2013

TradeWinds Island Grand Resort | St. Petersburg, FL, USA

Call for Special Sessions

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2012
Notification of Acceptance: By January 10, 2013

The 2013 NAAFE Forum 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 list of Major Topics and Potential Special Sessions being featured at the 2013 NAAFE Forum is outlined on the website.

These proposals should be relevant to the general conference themes, but may be on topics of special interest with particular relevance to current issues, new methodologies, or other topics, that merit sessions with a concentrated focus. Those interested in organizing a special session at the 2013 NAAFE Forum should submit a proposal.  Original and creative discussion formats are encouraged. These proposals will undergo a peer review process by the Scientific Committee, and prospective session organizers will receive acceptance decisions and/or suggestions for additions or improvements. Session proposals must be submitted electronically via the online submission form by November 30, 2012.  Notification of acceptance will be sent out by January 10, 2013

The purpose of special sessions is to provide a session with a single theme that would be comprised of panels, presentations and/or discussants with moderators that could be focused on timely issues related to policy, events, theory or methodology.

Session Proposal Requirements

Session proposals require the following information:

  • Session title: Remember, session titles are critical - most people make decisions about what session to attend based solely on the title. Please choose carefully.
  • Session format:  Individual speakers, panel discussion, etc.,
  • Duration of session: How many minutes you need for your session.
  • Session description: The description can be up to 2000 words and should describe the objective and justification for the session (why it’s an important topic), and as much information as possible about the people who will participate. The more precise information you provide, the better—for example including names of speakers and panelists is preferable to listing generic types of individuals.
  • Major Topic: Select the theme that is most relevant to your session submission.  You will have the option of selecting “Other”

If Accepted

  • All session presenters must submit an abstract.  Abstracts are not required for individuals serving as a session panelist who are not giving a formal presentation.
  • All session presenters and organizers are expected to register for the conference and pay the applicable fee to attend.
  • Accepted special session presenters must be registered by March 1, 2013 (early registration deadline) to remain in the program.
  • Financial support for travel is not available for organizers or presenters.
  • Session Organizers will be responsible for communicating abstract submission and conference registration instructions to their invited presenters.
Session Proposal Submission is closed

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April 1, 2013


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April 20, 2013
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