Botany 2011 will be held in St. Louis, MO at the Chase Park Plaza, July 9-13.
Societies participating in Botany 2011 will include: the Society for Economic Botany, the American Fern Society (AFS), the American Society of Plant Taxonomists (ASPT), and the Botanical Society of America (BSA).
In preparation for Botany 2011 we seek to standardize the understanding of how we jointly collaborate in running our meetings. Shortly we will go out our respective memberships soliciting proposals for symposia, colloquia, workshops, discussion sessions, and field trips. These are the main member-driven, scientific components of our conferences. Below is our common understanding of the terms and their suggested time frames.
Symposia are organized around a topic of potential broad interest, are timely because of recent advances or synthesis in the field, or are particularly relevant to the conference venue. These take place Monday morning through Wednesday afternoon. Submissions open now and close November 15, 2010.
Colloquia are organized around more specialized topics with all presentations adhering to the standard 15 minute timeframe. The number of presentations in a colloquium is variable. These take place Monday morning through Wednesday afternoon. Submissions open now and close November 15, 2010.
Discussion sessions (“roundtable discussion”) are organized around a particular topic of interest with the bulk of the time devoted to discussion that engages the audience. These take place Monday morning through Wednesday afternoon. Submissions open now and close April 1, 2011.
Workshops are distinguished from symposia and colloquia by the inclusion of time devoted to hands-on activities (e.g., software demonstrations, data analysis tutorials, etc.). Sunday is the main day reserved for workshops. Submissions open now and close December 1, 2010.
Field Trips are trips organized to visit areas of botanical interest in the areas around our meeting. Saturday is the main day reserved for field trips. Submissions will close December 1, 2010.
Please note: The general Call for Abstracts will open in January 2011 and close April 1, 2011.
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