SMBE 2023 Call for Symposia Proposals - Deadline 31 October -

Dear SMBE Members,
We're delighted to announce that the Society for Molecular Biology & Evolution is now accepting proposals for symposium topics for the 2023 Annual Meeting, taking place in Ferrara, Italy, from July 23rd – 27th, 2023. Selection of proposals will be aimed at spanning the range of interests of SMBE members, including new exciting scientific developments, and representing the geographic and gender diversity of members.
For each accepted symposium we provide financial support up to 5,000 Euros to facilitate symposium organizers in attracting outstanding invited speakers and to contribute to their own travel and lodging expenses. To submit your proposal please click on the link below and follow the instructions. Please complete and submit the form by 11:59pm CET October 31st, 2022. Successful applications will be confirmed by the middle of November. Please email us at smbe2023@unife.it for any questions.
Each symposium will include 2 invited speakers and some contributed speakers. Symposium proposals should include a description of the symposium (250 words max) and the names of the proposed invited speakers capable of delivering a talk of high quality and wide interest. At the time of proposal submission, proposed invited speakers should have agreed to accept the invitation in principle. Please explain to all proposed invited speakers that the invitation is conditional on funding of the proposal. For each proposed invited speaker, please indicate whether they have been approached, whether they have expressed their interest in participating, and the likely topic for their talk. The symposium organizers will also select contributed speakers from the abstracts submitted by registered delegates.
Please visit https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/3607/symposia/create – to access the submission portal.
The final decision on the selection of symposia, invited and contributed talks will be made by the Local Org

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  • Tuesday, September 06, 2022
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SMBE Seeks Proposal to Host 2025 Annual Conference

Want to meet like-minded colleagues from all over the world?

Wish you could have an international conference in your field closer to home?

SMBE is accepting proposals to host its International meeting in 2025. Informal expressions of interest should be from a prospective local organizing committee of scientists headed by an SMBE member and should be emailed to us ASAP. Full proposals will need to be submitted to the Society's Executive Administrator Lulu Stader at smbe.contact@gmail.com using the SMBE template by 30 October 2022.

For details of meeting organization, please see the SMBE Conference Guidelines (and specifically Appendix 2 which outlines the format of proposals).

In addition, please include details for a hybrid conference to be held at least partially online and a backup plan in case the meeting cannot be held in person.

Once a location is chosen, the local organizing committee will be responsible for the academic program and the overall conference budget. The Society and the local organizers will hire an international professional conference organizing firm who will work together with the local organizers to secure facilities, develop a website, and advertise the meeting.

SMBE rotates its meetings geographically to encourage international participation. The next two meeti

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  • Wednesday, July 27, 2022
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SMBE GS3 Registration Reminder

Global Symposium 3 will occur on August 2. The event is free for registered members*, so please register ASAP!

*Meeting registration is free but you must be a member:

Register HERE.

Membership is $10/3yrs for students & $30/3yrs for others:

Purchase a membership HERE.

*Students from underrepresented regions may apply for free membership up until 7 working days prior to the next Global Symposium, please email smbe.contact@gmail.com with details of your status (undergrad? postgrad?), name of PI (please cc your PI), and full affiliation details including postal address.

Check out the online program HERE.  

SMBE Everywhere commenced with the first Global Symposia 1 & 2 on 10 and 11 July. This was just the start of a great year of events, and we hope that those of you who attended enjoyed it! For registered members*, the recordings of the talks from GS1 & GS2 will be available for viewing in the Metaverse space in the coming weeks.

Please visit https://smbeeverywhere.org/ and follow @SMBEmeetings, #SMBEeverywhere and @OfficialSMBE for more details.

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  • Thursday, July 21, 2022
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