[CIG-MC] CGU/CIG June 10-14, Niagara Falls: Call for Session Proposals
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Thu Dec 7 15:54:07 PST 2017
Call for Session Proposals for the 2018 Joint Meeting of the CGU, CSSS, CIG, ES-SSA and CSAFM
Niagara Falls, ON
The 2018 Joint Meeting of the CGU (Canadian Geophysical Union), CSSS (Canadian Soil Science Society), CIG (Computational Infrastructure in
Geodynamics), ES-SSA (Eastern Section of the Seismological Society of America) and CSAFM (Canadian Society
for Agricultural and Forest Meteorology) will be held in Niagara Falls, Ontario, June 10-14, 2018. More detailed information will be posted as it
becomes available on the Joint Meeting website at https://meeting2018.cgu-ugc.ca <https://meeting2018.cgu-ugc.ca/>.
The theme of the Joint Meeting, which reflects a range of scientific interests, is Discovery and Scientific Progress Together, and scientific sessions
are being invited for all areas of interest encompassed by the partner organizations. At this time, we are inviting interested members of all
societies to propose and to take the lead on organizing scientific sessions. We also encourage the proposal of sessions covering subjects that may
attract interest across two or more partner societies. To plan a session for the 2018 Joint Meeting, please submit your proposal, using the attached
template, to niagara2018JM at gmail.com <mailto:niagara2018JM at gmail.com>. The proposal should include the concise session title, contact information and affiliation of the proposed
session conveners or co-conveners, a short paragraph of up to 200 words describing the scientific content of the session, and the intended partner
organization(s) audience. All session proposals should be received by January 15, 2018 by 11:59 pm eastern time. Notifications of accepted session
proposals will be made by late January 2018. On-line abstract submissions will be due in early March 2018.
For session organizer/chair duties, we would anticipate that you would then encourage your contacts to submit abstracts for that session, would lead
decisions on acceptance and scheduling of abstracts as oral and/or poster platform presentations, and would chair or co-chair the running of that
session at the Joint Meeting. Sessions will be organized into 11⁄2-hour blocks of six 15-minute presentations (abstracts), or organizers may allot
30-minutes for an invited lead speaker and four 15-minute presentations. Poster sessions will also be part of the scientific program. Final decisions
on whether an oral session will be convened and the total number of oral and poster sessions on a particular topic will be a function of the number of
abstracts submitted to the session. Note that the Joint Meeting does not cover travel expenses for invited speakers associated with proposed sessions.
Scientific and plenary sessions of the Joint Meeting will take place from Monday, June 11 through Thursday, June 14 2018. Any particular demand in
terms of workshops, business meetings, courses and other Joint Meeting-related events may be accommodated but are dependent on available space. For
such requests, please contact the Local Organizing Committee at niagara2018JM at gmail.com <mailto:niagara2018JM at gmail.com>.
We look forward to receiving your submissions.
Scientific Program Committee Chair
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