Session Type Descriptions

Symposia

Symposia (SYMP) are the scientific centerpiece of the meeting. These sessions consist of 4 invited talks, each 20 minutes long. Together these talks provide an integrated synthesis of a topic with broad appeal. Each session ends with a 10 minute discussion period. In 2023, we are piloting hybrid versions of all invited paper sessions, including symposia.

Call for proposals – In person symposia [PDF] (Deadline to submit: Nov 3, 2022)

Call for proposals – Hybrid symposia [PDF] (Deadline to submit: Nov 3, 2022)

Organized Oral Sessions

Organized Oral Sessions (OOS) consist of 6 invited talks, each 15 minute long, that focus on a common theme. Compared to symposia, there is less emphasis on synthesis and breadth of appeal. These sessions do not include a discussion period. In 2023, we are piloting hybrid versions of all invited paper sessions, including organized oral sessions.

Call for proposals – In person organized oral sessions [PDF] (Deadline to submit: Nov 3, 2022)

Call for proposals – Hybrid organized oral sessions [PDF] (Deadline to submit: Nov 3, 2022)

Inspire Sessions

Inspire Sessions (INS) are fast paced and engaging sessions that consist of 6-10 invited talks, each 5 minutes long and accompanied by slides that automatically advance. These sessions are meant to stimulate dialogue on the subjects presented. Each session ends with a discussion period once talks are completed, typically at least 30 minutes. In 2023, we are piloting hybrid versions of all invited paper sessions, including Inspire sessions.

Call for proposals – In person Inspire sessions [PDF] (Deadline to submit: Nov 3, 2022)

Call for proposals – Hybrid Inspire sessions [PDF] (Deadline to submit: Nov 3, 2022)

Workshops

Workshops (WK) offer participants an opportunity to learn new skills through interactive instruction and hands-on training in a short (typically 90 minute) format. Workshops are scheduled on weekdays throughout the week, including on Friday morning. No advance signup is required to attend workshops.

Workshops – Call for proposals will open in mid November (Deadline to submit: Dec 15, 2022)

Special Sessions

Special Sessions (SS) are similar to workshops but are more flexible in their approach to a topic and tend to emphasize discussion in a short (typically 90 minute) format. A special session may include, for example, a panel discussion, open discussion, a series of informal talks, or a film screening. Special sessions can permit more extended dialogue than other session types. Special sessions are scheduled on weekdays throughout the week. No advance signup is required to attend special sessions.

Special Sessions – Call for proposals will open in mid November (Deadline to submit: Dec 15, 2022)

Short Courses

Short Courses (SC) offer participants an opportunity to learn new skills through interactive instruction and hands-on training in a long (3 or 6 hour) format. Short courses are scheduled on Sundays and Fridays as half-day (3 hours of instruction time) sessions and on Sunday as full-day (6 hours of instruction time) sessions. Short courses require advance registration and an additional fee. Short courses can be proposed for traditional in person sessions as well as entirely virtual sessions that will take place in Zoom.

In person short courses – Call for proposals will open in mid November (Deadline to submit: Dec 15, 2022)

Virtual short courses – Call for proposals will open in mid November (Deadline to submit: Dec 15, 2022)

Field Trips

Field Trips (FT) offer participants an opportunity to explore ecological attractions local to the meeting city and region. Trips may last part of a day or an entire day. Field trips require advance registration and an additional fee.

Field trips – Call for proposals will open in mid November (Deadline to submit: Dec 15, 2022)

Contributed Oral Sessions

Contributed Oral Sessions (COS) consist of 6 individually submitted abstracts that have been sorted into thematic sessions based on topics ranked by each speaker during abstract submission. Each talk is 15 minutes long. These sessions do not include a discussion period.

Call for contributed abstracts – Will open in early January 2023 (Deadline to submit: Feb 23, 2023)

Contributed Poster Sessions

Contributed Poster Sessions (PS) consist of individually submitted abstracts that have been sorted into thematic sessions based on topics ranked by each speaker during abstract submission. Poster sessions are 90 minutes long to provide an opportunity for extended discussion. Light refreshments are available during poster sessions.

Call for contributed abstracts – Will open in early January 2023 (Deadline to submit: Feb 23, 2023)

Latebreaking Poster Sessions

Latebreaking Poster Sessions (LB) consist of individually submitted abstracts that have been sorted into thematic sessions based on topics ranked by each speaker during abstract submission. Poster sessions are 90 minutes long to provide an opportunity for extended discussion. Light refreshments are available during poster sessions.

Call for latebreaking poster abstracts – Will open in late March 2023 (Deadline to submit: Apr 27, 2023)

Social Events

Social Events include mixers and business meetings for ESA’s committees, sections, and chapters as well as social functions organized by other groups. Some social events may be located at outside venues.

Social events – Call for proposals will open in late January (Deadline to submit: Apr 13, 2023)