Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Call for workshop proposals - IBS 2017, Tucson, AZ

The International Biogeography Society seeks proposals for workshops for the 2017 Biennial Conference, 9-13 January, 2017 in Tucson, Arizona, USA.  Workshops are an exciting part of our meeting as they offer in-depth opportunities to learn about topics of biogeography, often bringing in people to the conference that otherwise might not attend.  Workshops can be either full or half-day in length and ideally would offer conference attendees opportunities to expand their knowledge in specific applications, topics, or opportunities for making connections.  Workshops are scheduled to be held on January 9 (Day 1) of the conference.
Workshops can be proposed for any topic, including those held in the past, including: Spatial Analysis in Macroecology/Phylogenetic Analysis in Macroecology - Species Distribution Modelling - R-package:  BioGeoBEARS - Map of Life - Communicating Biogeography - Popular Science Writing - Visualizing Evolution in Time and Space - Biogeography of Stress - Biodiversity Informatics - Bayesian Statistical Analysis
Workshop proposals should include the following information:
1) Name, institution and email of organizer(s).  Please delegate a single organizer as the point of contact between the organizers and the IBS.
2) Title of workshop
3) Workshop outline (< 600 words) targeting audience/technical details:    depth of knowledge needed by attendees/level of detail of workshop; Maximum number of people in workshop (if it needs capping) ; room/power requirements
IBS will provide the following financial support for workshop organizers chosen (NOTE - amounts are for the entire workshop, not per organizer, and assuming that workshops have a minimum of 25 attendees): $1,000 (USD) per half-day workshop - $2,000 (USD) per full day workshop. We welcome all interests/suggestions, however please note that as with the symposia, only a few workshops will be able to be chosen out of an unknown number of submissions.  In the past, we have held 3 to 5 workshops maximum.
Submission and questions: Please send proposals for workshops by email to Pedro Peres-Neto (, IBS VP for Conferences by June 15, 2016.  The workshop organizing committee will have a decision by June 30, 2016. 

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