Call for Symposia - PNW Society for Ecological Restoration & Society for Wetland Scientists

PNW Society for Ecological Restoration & Society for Wetland Scientists 2018 Joint Conference:
Restoring Resilient Communities in Changing Landscapes
October 15-19, 2018
Spokane, WA

Call for Symposia! Please submit before February 16th, 2018

The Society for Ecological Restoration Northwest Chapter, the Society of Wetland Scientists Pacific Northwest Chapter invite symposia and organized workshop proposals for the 2018 joint regional conference, Restoring Resilient Communities in Changing Landscapes, to be held October 15-19, 2018 at the Davenport Grand Hotel in Spokane, Washington. The conference highlights the intersection between the practice and science of ecological restoration and ecosystem management in the Cascadia Bioregion, along with a broader continental perspective through participation of the North American Chapters of SER. We invite proposals for symposia and workshops that are of interest to a regional and wider continental audience of practitioners and scientists of ecological restoration and ecosystem management.

Please submit proposals via this web form before February 16th, 2018.

All proposals should include:

Title of symposium

Principal organizer (name, affiliation, contact information including e-mail)

Co-organizers and moderator (name, affiliation, e-mail)

Speakers (name, affiliation, e-mail, and tentative titles or topic areas). Indicate which speakers are confirmed vs. tentative.

Description of the symposium (less than 250 words). Include background information, objectives, importance and interest to the ecological restoration community.

Proposed structure (less than 100 words). Include information on the number of speakers and how information will be presented to the audience.

Next Steps
Submitters will be notified of symposium acceptance by March 31, 2018.

If a proposal is accepted, the organizer will be asked to submit a final summary description and proposed speaker list for the symposium to the Program Committee by May 31, 2018 and abstracts for all symposium speakers by June 31, 2018.

Organizers will be informed of their session’s time and date in August 2018. The Program Committee will attempt to avoid conflicts between sessions and will give organizers an opportunity to notify the committee of known scheduling conflicts. If organizers are arranging multiple, related symposia and do not want them to overlap, then they should note this in the proposed structure section of their proposal. While the committee will try to accommodate scheduling conflicts, the committee may not be able to honor all scheduling requests.