The organizers expect that the number of applications for workshops will exceed the time slots devoted to these activities. The scope of these sessions has been modified to reflect feedback from previous attendees. Individuals interested in organizing an attendee driven session should review the selection criteria below and complete the online application. Because this process is competitive, with many worthy topics turned down, the organizers strongly encourage applicants to carefully and clearly address the guidelines and submit a highly persuasive application.
The conference organizers will evaluate potential sessions based on the following criteria:
Rising and upcoming fields
Emphasis on discussion
Fresh ideas for an innovative format
Diversity (both in terms of presenters and labs)
Interest to the community
Applicants will be notified of their application outcome by January 11, 2019.
Application Deadline: November 7, 2018
Please consider the following guidelines carefully before submitting an application:
Applicants should clearly indicate why an attendee-organized program is an appropriate format for their topic. Importantly, workshops are not intended to serve as a de facto platform session to be held on a recurring basis.
Platform talks have a very formal format. In contrast, workshops are intended to have more discussion and interaction. To be considered, applicants must explicitly address how their unique format will serve to stimulate such interactions.
Examples of topics appropriate for workshops include:
emerging or specialized areas of research
education (undergraduate or graduate)
other topics of general interest to the Drosophila community
Workshop organizers must independently identify individuals who wish to participate in their session; they will not be able to review abstracts submitted for poster or platform sessions.
All workshop organizers, speakers, and participants must be registered for the conference.
All workshops will be a maximum of two hours in length.