Southeastern Branch Call for Symposia

The SEB Program Committee is currently requesting proposals for symposia for the 2023 Branch Meeting. All symposia ideas are welcome! We encourage members to be creative in developing submissions. The theme of next year’s meeting is “Building upon a tradition of innovation, collaboration and adaptation." Therefore, we are seeking symposia that build upon our collective experience and connect our diverse membership and stakeholders.
We encourage submissions featuring:

  • SEB-relevant topics
  • Regional crop- or section-focused symposia such as rice, forestry, urban entomology, and biotechnology
  • Applied and industry-focused topics
  • Workshops or demonstrations
  • Strategies for success in teaching, research, and extension
  • Topics that promote the interests of students and early career professionals

The deadline for symposia submissions is October 31, 2022. All successful applications will be confirmed and notified by mid-December.

Submit your proposal

If you would like to discuss a symposium idea prior to submitting a proposal, please contact the Program Chairs, Nicole Benda and Cory Penca.

Proposals are to be submitted online, and submitters are required to provide: 

  • Session Title
  • Summary Statement of the Goal or Concept, and Objectives
    • This statement will be used by the Program Chairs to evaluate the submission. A strong summary statement should include:
      • Topic being addressed
      • Scope of topic
      • Relevance of topic
      • Goal or objectives
  • Symposium Description (50 words or less, required)
    • Provide a short (3-4 sentences) session overview describing what the attendees will take away from your session. Think marketing and edu-tainment. This will be posted in the online program to aid attendees in selecting the sessions that they wish to attend.
  • List of several speakers you plan to invite to participate in your symposium
    • Where possible, include the topic you would like each speaker to address (or title of talk), speaker's career-level, area of expertise, and whether the speaker's participation has been confirmed.
  • Comments for Program Organizers (optional)
  • Total time required
    • 2, 3, or 4 hours
  • Organizer name(s) and contact information

We look forward to hearing from you!

Submit your proposal

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