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Call for proposals: 19th Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society: Portland, Oregon, 2012


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19th Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society


Portland, Oregon
October 13-17, 2012

Call for Proposals: Workshops, Symposia, Panel Discussions, Breakfast Roundtables, and Special Poster Sessions

Deadline: January 13, 2012



Proposals for workshops, symposia, panel discussions, breakfast roundtables, and special poster sessions are invited for the 19th Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society. Proposals should focus on topics of wildlife science, management, conservation, education, or policy.

Below you will find brief descriptions of the session types.
Please see the Call for Proposals for complete submission instructions.

Symposia are comprised of a series of presentations that address aspects of a single topic. Symposia usually are a half day; however, requests for a full day may be considered depending upon available space. Speakers are scheduled for 20- or 40-minute time slots, and organizers may include only one 20-minute discussion period in the agenda. Symposia are scheduled to run concurrently with other conference sessions. Attendance is open to all conference registrants on a walk-in basis.

Panel Discussions are a forum for interactive discussion of a topic among a panel of experts and an interested audience. Typically, a panel of four to eight speakers makes introductory remarks. The audience is then invited to make comments and question the panel of speakers. Panel discussions are a quarter day in length (100 minutes) and are scheduled to run concurrently with other conference sessions. Attendance is open to all conference registrants on a walk-in basis.

Breakfast Roundtables are a forum for interactive discussion of a topic among a small group of 5-10 people including a moderator who generally is an expert on the topic. Attendance at roundtables is by advance registration only, and is limited to a maximum of 10 people including the moderator. If enough people are interested a second table may be added on the same topic. Roundtables are one hour in length, are scheduled at 7:00 a.m., and include breakfast (fee charged).

Workshops provide training on a specific skill, technique, or process and may involve one or more instructors. Workshops are intended to emphasize learning through participation, discussion, and "hands-on" activities. For this reason, workshop organizers must specify an upper limit on attendance. A lower limit also is required reflecting the need to make the session worthwhile for the instructors. Attendance at workshops is by advance registration only. Workshops may be a half or full day in length, and are scheduled the day before the other sessions begin.

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