Call for Pre-Conference Workshop Proposals (Chicago August 2016 ISCHE Conference)

Call for Pre-Conference Workshop Proposals (Chicago August 2016 ISCHE Conference)

The ISCHE Executive Committee invites proposals for pre-conference workshops to be held (Tuesday 16 August) prior to the start of ISCHE 38.  Since 2013, members of ISCHE have organized half-day pre-conference workshops to initiate collective discussions about a specific topic. These workshops are limited in terms of participants but open to the attendees of the main ISCHE conference.  Pre-conference workshops may include some invited speakers and presenters but must also include a public call for submissions.   Both the convenors and all participants in pre-conference workshops are required to register for the main ISCHE conference.  Participation in a pre-conference workshop will require advance registration via the general conference registration system and the overall number of participants may be limited.

A proposal for a pre-conference workshop should include the following:

–The names and contact details of the convenors

–One page argument stating the intellectual objectives and added value of the pre-conference workshop including how it is related to ISCHE goals

–Evidence that the workshop’s objectives do not overlap with existing Standing Working Groups (SWGs)

–List of potential contributors to such a workshop that demonstrates geographical diversity

–Indication of the time-frame required for the workshop (e.g. 3 hours, 5 hours)

The request for a pre-conference workshop to be held on Tuesday 16 August at ISCHE 38 in Chicago should be submitted to the Executive Committee by October 15, 2015 at information@ische.org. Together with the local organizing committee, the Executive Committee will decide whether to authorize the pre-conference. The number of such pre-conference workshops depends on the local organizing committee’s ability to provide facilities.

Time-frame:

Oct. 15, 2015: Submissions for Pre-Conference Workshops due

Nov. 9, 2015: Convenors informed of proposal decisions

Nov. 16, 2015: Call for Submissions for Approved Pre-Conference Workshops Posted on ISCHE Website

December 31, 2015: Deadline for Submissions to a Pre-Conference Workshop

March 31, 2015: Pre-Conference Workshop Schedules Established

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