We are no longer accepting submissions at this time.

Thank you to everyone who submitted symposia, open papers, lightning talks and posters to participate in the conference. We are no longer accepting submissions at this time. Selected submissions will be announced by September 15.


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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.

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!

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.


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.