Submission deadline: September 1, 2017.

Please note: As of August 1, 2017, more than 40 symposium submissions have been received. We are delighted by the response thus far, however, we will not be able to accommodate all symposia. The program committee will make all final decisions. If your symposium or short talk is not selected, you will be given the option to convert your submission to a poster contribution.

Symposium proposals

Symposium proposals include 4 speakers including the chair and focus on a specific theme. Not all symposia can be accommodated and priority will be given to symposia that include a diversity of speakers including gender, race, nationality, and seniority level.

Propose a symposium here

Open Paper Talks

Open papers are individual short (10 minute) talks by faculty members. The Program Committee will organize these talks by theme and possibly suggest symposia encompassing multiple open paper speakers. This is a great venue to share new and exciting data!

Submit abstract for open paper here

Lightning Talks

Lightning talks are very short rapid-fire talks by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Talks are only 5 minutes long followed by Q&A. Only 1 slide conveying one (and only one) key finding is permitted. Each day will feature multiple lightning talk sessions.

Submit abstract for lightning talk here


Faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students may submit abstracts to present posters at the conference. Poster sessions allow for a more intimate exchange with colleagues and enhanced visibility at the conference. Posters stay up for a full day.

Submit abstract for poster here