The Geological Society of America
Pardee Keynote Symposia
Pardee keynote symposia are special events that are of broad interest to the geoscience community. Topics appropriate for these sessions are those on the leading edge in a scientific discipline or area of public policy, which address broad fundamental problems, are interdisciplinary, or focus on global problems. Selection is on a competitive basis. The primary criteria are excellence and a good mix of topics that will be of interest to the GSA and Associated Society membership. Only four to eight half-day, non-concurrent sessions will be offered (minimum of one per day). All speakers will be invited. Funding from the Joseph T. Pardee Memorial Fund is availabe to use for each accepted keynote symposia to assist in bringing in the best speakers. In the past, this funding has ranged from $2,000 to $7,200. The amount each year is set by the Annual Program Committee.
Proposals: Proposals must have a well formed plan, discuss the format of the session, include a tentative list of appropriate, effective speakers, and justify why the session should have a "Keynote" status. Any individual or geoscience organization is welcome to submit a proposal.
Deadline for submittals: 11:59 PM, Saturday, 1 February 2020, (Pacific Standard Time)
This is a firm deadline.
NO proposals will be accepted after that date.
Web submission is required!
Review: Pardee keynote symposia proposals will be reviewed by the Annual Program Committee (APC). Affiliation with a Division, Associated Society, or other group will not be a factor considered during the review process. In February, you will be contacted of the outcome. If your Pardee Keynote Symposia proposal becomes a session for GSA's Annual Meeting, you will also be notified of the day and time the session will be held.
Scheduling: A minimum of one half-day session per day will be scheduled. Preferences based on other programmatic issues will be considered. However, in submitting a Pardee Keynote proposal, the convener (and any affiliated group) agrees that any half-day, Sunday through Wednesday, is acceptable. Commitment on time frame will be made by 28 February so that you may notify your speakers.
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