Call for Sessions

Conference Themes

The overall theme for Halifax 2022 is “Riding the waves of change – Surfer sur la vague du changement”, and certainly COVID-19 has made that theme even more appropriate than we anticipated!

Call for Program Proposals

The conference will consist mainly of oral and poster contributions, arranged in thematic special sessions and symposia as well as in general topical sessions. The schedule will be organized to promote discussion among meeting participants. A variety of short courses and field trips are planned for both before and after the conference. At this time we are planning for an “in-person” conference with the possibility for live-streaming options for some presenters and/or sessions.

The call for Special Sessions and Symposia along with Short Courses and Workshops is now open, with the proposal deadline of May 15, 2021.

Special Session and Symposium proposals: Technical Program Chair (Chris White;

Here is a list of the things we would need to know for a proposal for a session or symposium:

  • title
  • a short description we can use for advertising
  • timing/format
  • proponents
  • speakers
  • expected level of participation (target audience, expected numbers of presentations/posters)
  • sponsorship information (e.g. GAC section/division, affiliated/partner society etc.).

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