Call for Workshops

We are now inviting applications for workshops at UTE2019.

Workshops are interactive sessions that encourage networking, skills development, and creative thinking.

Workshops would normally be between 2 and 4 hours long, but can run to an all-day session if required. They may be designed as mini-courses, panel discussions, highly interactive conversations, or other formats. Innovative approaches are welcome but workshops must provide a balanced perspective.

This is an opportunity for helping colleagues develop new skills, expanding knowledge on certain topics, exploring new ways of thinking and building the basis for collaborations. We welcome workshop proposals on topics relevant to scientists and practitioners in the field of tropical ecological and conservation. Workshops may address basic skills or timely/emerging issues.

  1. Pre-meeting workshops (up to 4 hours) on the Monday afternoon
  2. Within meeting workshops (2 hours) Thursday afternoon

Workshops must involve audience participation and usually address at least one of the following workshop categories:

  • Education, training, and methods
  • Communication, engagement, and outreach
  • Policy, conservation, and practical applications
  • Crossing disciplinary boundaries (incl. social sciences, arts)
  • Building collaborations across the globe
  • Data sharing

Proposals consisting of a series of talks or presentations without audience participation will not be considered.

Workshops add significant structure to the meeting, offering access to aspects of ecology not found in posters or oral presentations. Examples include statistical training, policy debates, grant-writing, publishing, career development, and public engagement.

Workshop proposals should specify:

  • activities, discussion, or training relating to ecological research or conservation
  • a need/benefit for the target audience
  • how the audience will be engaged in activities, discussion
  • training facilitators with experience of running successful workshops
  • the desired duration of the workshop and justification of workshop length

Workshops using creative formats and professional facilitators are particularly welcome. We are happy to discuss unconventional ideas for workshops. If you are unsure about feasibility, please get in touch with Amy Everard well before the submission deadline.

Submitting a Workshop

Download and complete the workshops submission form below. Workshops will not be considered if they are not on this form.

Please submit your workshop applications to Amy Everard by 17:00 (GMT), Friday 21 December 2018.

All proposals will be evaluated by the Local Organising Committee. Proposers of selected workshops will be notified on 15 January 2019.

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