August 3-8, 2003. Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, Savannah, Georgia
Call for Evening Sessions/Discussions
Evening Sessions: Require a proposal submitted to the Program Chair via the ESA web site by 1 December 2002. Evening Sessions/Discussions (these terms are used broadly) are a supplement to the formal program that provide an opportunity for extended dialogue and exchanges not usually possible in the regular sessions. Most run for 1–2 hours, and most will be scheduled in the evenings.
Discussions are not intended for the presentation of formal research papers. They may be scheduled at any time during the meeting from Saturday through Thursday, but it is very strongly preferred that they not run concurrently with the papers or posters. Hence, evenings or the preceding Sunday are the best times. Scheduling is flexible, especially on the days preceding the formal sessions. The preferred starting time for evening is generally 8:00 pm to allow participants to have dinner or otherwise adjust their body chemistry to prepare for the rigors of intellectual engagement. For purposes of selecting an appropriate-sized meeting room, you must indicate the expected minimum and maximum attendance.
This year almost all Evening Sessions will take place in the Hyatt Hotel across the river from the Savannah Convention Center. This will enable participants to go to dinner or to their Section/Chapter business meetings-mixers on the Hyatt Hotel side of the river, and then to Evening Sessions/Discussions without having to re-cross the river to the Convention Center.
Workshop and evening session/discussion proposals must be received by
the Program Chair before 1 December 2002 by the Program Chair via
the ESA web site (links from
Cancellation policy: Once a workshop or evening session/discussion has been accepted and listed in the Preliminary Program, it imposes a serious burden to cancel it. Do not submit a proposal if you are uncertain that you will be able to fulfill your obligation to organize and conduct the session.
Submit Your Evenings or