Applications for symposium conveners open for ICBB2014.
In about one year (August 11-14, 2014) the International Conference on
the Biology of Butterflies (ICBB2014) will take place in Turku, Finland.
The conference will be organized into 12 symposia, of which four will be
arranged by the organizing committee, under the broad themes “Population
biology and conservation”, “Genomics and development”, “Ecology and
evolution” and “Systematics and diversification”. These four symposia
are planned to be very general and to inform all attendees of the latest
trends in their respective areas. They will take place during the
mornings and there will be no parallel sessions during that time.
The afternoons will have two parallel sessions and will be more
specific. We invite proposals for themes and conveners of the 8
afternoon symposia. Each symposium will consist of a 40 minute slot for
a keynote speaker plus 6 or 9 (depending on the day) 20 minute slots for
normal presentations. Applications should be no longer than 2 A4 pages
and should describe the theme, why it is important and include
suggestions of potential speakers including the key note speaker (with
no obligation by suggested people to actually accept an invitation,
should the application be accepted). Conveners should leave four or five
20 minute slots open for contributed talks.
Applications and/or questions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
by September 15, 2013. Applications will be reviewed by the organizing
committee and decisions will be made by October 15, 2013.
More information about the conference can be found on
http://nymphalidae.utu.fi/icbb2014/index.html including a link to
subscribe to an e-mail list, which will be the primary route of
disseminating information. Please forward this to any potentially
We look forward to a successful and inspiring conference! See you next year!