Symposium Proposal

Who can propose a symposium? 

Anyone can propose a symposium topic and a list of speakers in the form to the left. Contributions from junior scholars are particularly encouraged. 

Format

Each symposium will be composed of 4 speakers (15 minute talks plus 5 minutes for Q&A) with a 40-minute discussion. Symposium presenters will be asked to bring their slides on a flash drive and must use the conference laptop. Laptop will be equipped with the latest versions of PowerPoint and Keynote

Criteria

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. Symposium proposals will be additionally judged based on originality, general interest, fit with overall conference themes, and overlap with other sessions.

Availability

Please check the speakers' availability and willingness to join the meeting prior to submitting the proposal. Your proposal will not be considered complete until you have confirmed with the speakers.

Chair/Moderator

If your symposium is accepted, you will chair and monitor the symposium. If you are not one of the speakers you will be permitted to give a 5-minute overview and introduction of the session.  You may choose to also be one of the speakers in your own symposium.

Registration for speakers

All symposium speakers and chairs will have to register for the meeting and cover their own travel and lodging expenses.

Questions?

If you have questions please don't hesitate to contact us at memory@uci.edu