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Call for Symposia Proposals - NOW CLOSED!
The deadline to submit symposia proposals has passed
Have an innovative idea on a timely subject that would appeal to fish and wildlife professionals from across the Midwest? The Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference Program Committee invites you to submit a symposium proposal for the 2020 conference. This annual event will attract nearly 800 biologists, students, and scientists from local, state and provincial, federal, and tribal natural resources agencies, universities, and private companies across the 12 Midwestern states and provinces.

An organized symposium is a series of presentations that address aspects of a single topic or theme. Symposia are the scientific centerpiece of the conference and will run concurrently with other technical sessions. A symposium can consist of invited speakers only or be open to accepting presentations from the general call for abstracts, which will open by early August, 2019. Symposia topics related to the conference theme are highly encouraged, as well as those addressing aspects of fish and wildlife ecology, management, conservation, health, or human dimensions.

Responsibilities of Symposia Organizers: Symposium organizers are responsible for recruiting presenters, soliciting their abstracts, and directing them to submit their abstracts and presentations through the Midwest online submission forms. The Program Committee will work with symposium organizers to incorporate appropriate presentations that are submitted as contributed papers.
SUBMISSION EVALUATION & NOTIFICATION: Proposals will be evaluated on timeliness of the subject, importance to the profession and/or contribution to science, and the overall quality of the written proposal. Applicants will be notified whether their proposal has been accepted by end of July 2019. Once the symposium is accepted, each invited speaker will be required to submit an abstract following the procedure for regular abstracts (which will be due mid- September 2019). We will accept symposium proposals that include unfilled presentation slots. These slots will be filled with relevant presentations from the pool of regular submissions. The Program Committee will consult with the symposium organizer to identify appropriate talks. All presenters will need to register and pay for the conference.
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