Ecological Society of America 86th Annual Meeting

Venue: Monona Terrace Convention Center

Location: Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Event Date/Time: Aug 05, 2001 End Date/Time: Jul 08, 2001
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We invite ESA members to submit symposium proposals for the 86th ESA Annual

Meeting to be held August 5 to August 9, 2001 at the Monona Terrace Convention Center and the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

The theme of the meeting, based on a quote from Aldo Leopold, will be "Keeping all the parts: Sustaining and restoring complex ecosystems ". Proposals for half-day symposia (a total of 3 to 4 hours) that explore ways in which ecological science can contribute to maintaining the integrity of our diminishing stock of natural ecosystems and optimizing the function of human-dominated landscapes will be especially welcome. Other timely themes will be considered, however, and may be approved as time and space allow.

Proposals for full-day symposia are not encouraged and will not be accepted unless there have been prior discussions with the program chair. A maximum of 24 symposia will be accepted for the Madison 2001 meeting. These symposia will be scheduled to take place in morning and afternoon sequences between 8 AM Sunday, August 5, 2001 and Noon on Thursday, August 9, 2001.

Applications must be received on or before September 15th, 2000. Please use the form below as a template. Proposals should be sent to the ESA Program Chair, Paul H. Zedler, Institute for Environmental Studies, 70 Science Hall, 550 N. Park St., Madison, WI 53706. Email or fax are acceptable: FAX: (608) 262-2773. Email:

Do not send applications to ESA Headquarters.

All proposals will be reviewed by the ESA Program Committee in October and

the success of the proposals will be communicated in late November. Criteria for acceptance of symposium proposals include sponsorship by an ESA Section, Chapter, or Committee; scientific merit; novelty and breadth of interest; relation to the theme of the meeting; and overlap with other recent symposia.

Organizers are responsible for making clear to proposed symposium participants that ESA does not provide financial assistance, travel assistance, lodging, stipends or honoraria. Contributed paper sessions will be scheduled in association with related symposia where possible. Symposia speakers may only participate in more than one symposium during the meeting, as well as present one oral or one poster. Please ask any speakers you contact to accept only one invitation for a symposium slot. Symposium talks should be no longer than 20 minutes with 10 minutes allowed at the end of each talk for questions and answers.

If a proposal is accepted, the organizers will be required to submit no later than December 15, 2000 a final summary description of the symposium in the correct format with organizers names in capitals, their institutions correctly referenced, sponsoring section/chapter or committee (if any) and title of the symposium, followed by the descriptive text which will be used in the Preliminary Meeting Program posted on the ESA Web Site and in printed registration materials. This description should be written to “market” your symposium to the ESA and a wider scientific audience. It is imperative that this material be received in time.

In addition, no later than January 10, 2001 each organizer should provide a list of confirmed speakers, along with each speaker's name, address, e-mail address and phone number and a list of times for each presentation. And it is the responsibility of the organizers to see that each speaker submits a properly formatted individual abstract of their talk by the January 10th deadline. An Electronic Abstract Submission Form will be available the ESA Website-


Year 2001 Annual Meeting - Madison, WI


Title of Symposium

Principal Organizer (Name, address, phone, FAX, e-mail) Please advise us if you will be out of contact or at another address or e-mail address at any time between September 15,2000 and January 31, 2001.

Co-organizers (Names and affiliations)

Speakers (Names, affiliations, and tentative titles. Indicate in brackets

after speaker's names whether [C]=committed, [T]= contacted but tentative,

or [S] = suggested, but not yet contacted.)





Description and justification of the symposium: Background information, goals, objectives, importance and interest to the membership of ESA in no more than 300 words.

(If applicable) Letter from the sponsoring ESA Section, Committee, or Group

signed by the responsible officer. (Note that officially recognized groups within ESA have first priority for symposium slots and may take up all or most of those available.)


Friday, September 15, 2000 – Deadline for Submission of Symposium Proposal

Friday, December 15, 2000 – Deadline for Submission of correct Title, Organizers,

Affiliations, Sponsors and Descriptive text for all

Symposia accepted by the Program Committee.

Wednesday, January 10, 2001 – Deadline for submission of symposium timeline,

list of speakers, affiliations and contact information

and deadline for submission of all symposium speaker


Deadlines will be strictly adhered to. Failure to follow these instructions and comply with the deadlines may jeopardize your symposium slot.


Monona Terrace Convention Center, One John Nolen Drive, Madison, Wisconsin United States of America
United States