Workshops are more interactive than symposia and have an educational / technical component. There will be two types of workshops - short workshops during the Congress itself and longer workshops held either before or following the main scientific program to minimize conflict with Focus Groups and contributed paper sessions. Workshops held during the Congress will be over lunch and will be 1.5 hours in length. Workshops held before or following the scientific program can be any length, up to 8 hours. Pre-Congress workshops can be held for up to two days. Post-Congress workshops can be one day only.

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Workshop Title
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Description and Justification
Include how your workshop 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
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Session Organizers/Contributors
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Workshops may be proposed for a maximum of eight hours. Lunch sessions may be proposed for a maximum of 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Maximum Number of Participants
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Expected Outcomes
Please list the expected outcomes and plans for communication of results. This should not exceed 3000 characters incl. spaces.
Format and Logistics
Please describe the format of the workshop and any special logistic requirements (e.g. classroom or round table style, room with internet access). This should not exceed 3000 characters incl. spaces. Please note that special requirements may require additional fees, which will need to be covered by the organizers or participants.
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.

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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.

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