8/8/2012 - 8/14/2012
The Center for North American Herpetology
16 August 2010
WORLD CONGRESS OF HERPETOLOGY, VANCOUVER, CANADA
Call for Symposia
The Scientific Program Committee invites proposals for symposia for the congress to be held 8-14 August 2012 in Vancouver, Canada.
Proposals must include a descriptive title, one or two paragraphs explaining the topic of the symposium and its importance, and a list of proposed speakers with their affiliations and the titles of their presentations. Proposals that can demonstrate that speakers have been invited and have agreed to participate, and that the funds required to get speakers to Vancouver are being solicited or have been obtained, will have higher likelihood of acceptance.
Proposed symposium topics should pay attention to the global nature of the meeting as a whole and preferably should not repeat those of recent World Congresses of Herpetology. The participation of young investigators and researchers from a variety of countries is encouraged.
Presentations may be 15 or 30 minutes in length. Symposia will ordinarily be restricted to half-day sessions but full-day symposia may be considered if sufficiently justified and if there is likely to be sufficient interest.
Application: Email proposals (in Word or PDF format) to:
David M. Green
Chair, WCH7 Scientific Program Committee
Redpath Museum, McGill University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Please use the subject heading: [WCH7 Symposium Proposal] and topic of the symposium.
Deadline: Please submit proposals no later than 1 July 2011.
Receipt will be confirmed by email. Notifications of acceptance or rejection will be issued by 31 August 2011. Each symposium participant must personally register for the congress and submit an abstract of his or her presentation. Acceptance of a symposium proposal does not indicate that the 7th World Congress of Herpetology will provide funding of any kind.
More information about the meeting is available at
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