1st Circular: Call for session proposals
The 1st IPY-OSC Circular is out. The Steering Committee has decided to organise the conference programme with a bottom-up approach. As a first step we therefore invite proposals for sessions. The term "session" is chosen for simplicity and should not be interpreted as fixed formats.
Anyone who has aor international polar research programme during IPY can submit proposals for sessions and later submit abstracts. For EOC projects other formats for publication and presentation will be facilitated. Participation is not limited to projects endorsed by the IPY Joint Committee.
The science programme committee will select and organise the sessions based on submitted proposals. Plenary sessions will be used to present urgent, over-arching and integrating sessions and topics.
We are aware that "sessions" at a science conference traditionally refer to a few fixed formats for publishing. In this case we certainly invite proposals within those formats, but to accomodate education, outreach and communication, young scientists, policy and science management issues, we urge the community to be creative in terms of both content and formats. Besides standard sessions, there is room for workshops, policy debates, screening of polar film or TV documentaries, bookfairs, art exhibitions and the like. Use the form to flag your intentions and ask for time and space.
You can download the full circular in PDF-format from the Downloads page.
Session submission requirements: title of session, convener and co-convener, connection to workshop objectives, whether thematic or integrating.
Deadline for session proposals: 24th October 2008.
Last updated: 27.08.2009