SVP 2013 Call for Symposia Proposals

December 12, 2012


The Program Committee for the SVP 73rd Annual Meeting, October 30 – November 2, 2013, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, hosted by Natural History Museum in Los Angeles is calling for symposia proposals.

Proposals should include: a concise description of the symposium topic including its significance and specific relevance to the particular meeting time and location (if appropriate), and a list of speakers and preliminary titles. Symposia are two and a half hours or four hours in duration and must include either 10 or 16 presentation slots respectively (all presentations must be limited to 12 minutes each allowing 3 minutes for questions and discussions). This presentation time format will also apply to all other oral presentations (technical and Romer). Five or six poster presentations are also welcome. Proposals should not exceed two pages in length.

As for the technical sessions, all abstracts submitted for the symposia are rigorously reviewed by the Program Committee and subject to rejection. To avoid empty slots in the program, the symposium organizers will be encouraged to pre-review abstracts prior to submission.

Example Symposia text can be viewed in the 2012 Annual Meeting Circular. Please send proposals to SVP Program co-chairs: Jonathan Bloch at: and Anjali Goswami at: The deadline for proposal submission is Friday, December 14, 2012.

Anjali Goswami and Jonathan Bloch
SVP Program Committee Co-Chairs