Symposia present information to an audience with opportunity for interaction. Symposia will be scheduled during the primary days of the meeting (main scientific program). Symposia are two hours in length with, at a minimum, the last 15 minutes left open for discussion.

Enter information about your session.
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Contact Information

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Volunteer as Reviewer
If you are willing to assist with reviewing proposals, please indicate so by selecting three main areas of expertise below.

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Combination with Focus Group
If this Symposium is being proposed in combination with a Focus Group, please indicate the title of the associated Focus Group. Otherwise leave empty.
Symposium Title
Type title as it should appear in the Program (limit to 150 characters incl. spaces). Your title should NOT be all capitals or all lower-case.
Description and Justification
Include how your symposium will contribute to the overall theme of the Congress: Making Marine Science Matter. This description will appear on the meeting web site and in the meeting program, and should not exceed 1500 characters incl. spaces. If you are proposing a combined Symposium and Focus Group, please include the justification for the joint session.
Select the Topics that are most appropriate to assist in reviewing and placement of proposals.

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Session Organizers
Include individuals that organize as well as contribute to the session, but not general participants. Type each session organizer(s) last name, first/middle initials, affiliation and contact details in the appropriate boxes
Session Organizer 1    Affiliation    Phone    Email
Session Organizer 2    Affiliation    Phone    Email
Session Organizer 3    Affiliation    Phone    Email
Session Organizer 4    Affiliation    Phone    Email
Session Organizer 5    Affiliation    Phone    Email
Session Organizer 6    Affiliation    Phone    Email
Session Organizer 7    Affiliation    Phone    Email
Session Organizer 8    Affiliation    Phone    Email
Expected Attendance
This will be used to allocate a suitable sized room.
Expected Outcomes
Please list the expected outcomes and, if appropriate, plans for communication of results. This should not exceed 3000 characters incl. spaces.
Tentative List of Speakers
Please provide a tentative list of speakers, affiliations, presentation titles, and whether each speaker has agreed to participate.
Speaker 1    Affiliation    Email    Proposed Title    Confirmed: Yes
Speaker 2    Affiliation    Email    Proposed Title    Confirmed: Yes
Speaker 3    Affiliation    Email    Proposed Title    Confirmed: Yes
Speaker 4    Affiliation    Email    Proposed Title    Confirmed: Yes
Speaker 5    Affiliation    Email    Proposed Title    Confirmed: Yes
Speaker 6    Affiliation    Email    Proposed Title    Confirmed: Yes
Speaker 7    Affiliation    Email    Proposed Title    Confirmed: Yes
Indicate whether any necessary funding for organizer and speaker expenses has been secured (for example, are funds available for speaker travel?) This should not exceed 3000 characters incl. spaces.
Agencies (Optional)
Please list or describe the agencies, if any, government or non-government, that should consider or use the information you will present, and describe briefly how it might help them to improve the science or practice of marine conservation.
Comments (Optional)
Each session organizer should ensure that all of the presenting authors in the session will have submitted their abstracts before the firm deadline for submission of abstracts, and that the authors know that they may only serve as the presenting author for ONE presentation of the following format: symposium, oral, or poster.

Yes, I am aware of the policies related to session proposal submissions. (Required)
Author Registration Deadline
In order to be included in the congress, all organizers of accepted proposals and their invited speakers and attendees must be registered and paid in full by the early deadline of March 15, 2014. Authors failing to comply with this rule will not be included in the congress.

Yes, I am aware of this policy related to registration for the congress. (Required)