Workshop Proposal Instructions and Guidelines
Please note that the Workshop application is intended for students, postdocs, and faculty/investigators. Organizations interested in holding a workshop should follow the instructions above for exhibitor events.
Workshop proposals are highly competitive and many worthy topics must be turned down. Proposals with broad appeal across organisms, topics and methods will be given priority. To fill the limited available workshop slots, the Allied Program Committee (which includes representatives from all TAGC communities) will evaluate proposals on the following criteria:
- Rising and upcoming fields
- Emphasis on discussion
- Innovative format
- Diversity (both in terms of presenters and labs)
- Community-building potential
- Interest to the community
Proposals should clearly indicate why a workshop format is appropriate for the topic. Importantly, workshops are not intended to serve as a de facto oral presentation session. Workshops should have more discussion and interaction than regular sessions. To be considered, applicants must explicitly address how their format will stimulate such interactions.
Examples of topics appropriate for workshops could include:
- emerging or specialized areas of research
- education (undergraduate or graduate)
- other topics of general interest
Please note the following rules:
- Workshop organizers must independently identify individuals to participate in their session; they will not be able to review abstracts submitted for poster or oral presentation sessions.
- All workshop organizers, speakers, and participants must register for the conference.
- All workshops will be a maximum of two hours in length.
Applicants will be notified of their application outcome in December 2019.
Application Deadline: November 1, 2019
Submit Workshop Proposal