The plant science community is invited to submit proposals for workshops to be held during Plant Biology 2023. The deadline for workshop proposal submissions is November 20, 2022.
The Program Committee will review the proposals for currency (new and up-to-date information), and their relevance and value to the community. The committee also encourages submissions from early career researchers who can conduct or help develop the workshop.
Format for Plant Biology 2023
Plant Biology 2023 will be in-person in Savannah, Georgia, with an option to participate online for select sessions. Workshops will be available to present both online and in-person. Please note that workshop content will be made available only to registered Plant Biology 2023 attendees.
New this year: Express format workshops!
In an effort to incorporate more learning in easy-to-digest formats, Plant Biology is introducing Express Workshops. Express virtual workshops are 30 mins in length, and would be suited to a less interactive format on a short topic. (if you select 30 minutes then you agree to host virtually via zoom. There will be no technical support and you must ensure you have the capability to operate a zoom room and access to stable internet).
- October 18, 2022: Call for proposals opens
- November 20, 2022: Deadline for receipt of workshop proposals
- December 16-22, 2022: Selected workshops will be notified
Workshop Proposal Guidelines
The community has expressed particular enthusiasm for interactive workshops. Within that context, proposals are solicited for workshops in three primary focus areas:
- Technical Development and Innovation
- Professional Development
- Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
In addition, the Program Committee is particularly interested in topics that have not been presented in the last few years. We also encourage workshop organizers to incorporate principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the organization and target audience of the workshop.
In your workshop submission, please provide the following information:
- Title and description of the workshop
- List of organizers or presenters, their affiliations, and career levels
- Learning outcomes for the attendees
- The target audience for the workshop
- Format of the workshop (breakout rooms, small groups, etc.) and why that format is appropriate for your proposed workshop
- Any needs for the workshop (i.e., volunteers, table setup, etc.)
- Whether the workshop will be offered virtually or in-person (some virtual workshops will be offered prior to the meeting as virtual content that is open to all meeting registrants)
- Whether the workshop would be standard length (1 hour), express format (30 minutes) or longer (1.5 or 2 hours)
There is no doubt that community-driven workshops have become a key component of the annual Plant Biology conferences, so all contributions are appreciated!