October 1-4, 2014
University of Texas at San Antonio - San Antonio, Texas

Symposium and Workshop Proposals

We encourage any interested scientists, students, and educators to develop topical symposia and/or workshops for the Division's 2013 Annual Meeting. Although all submissions are strongly encouraged, we are especially interested in submissions which deal with scientific issues particularly germane to the Southwestern and Rocky Mountain region. Persons interested in submitting a proposal for a symposium and/or workshop for the 2013 AAAS SWARM Division Annual Meeting should complete the on-line submission form below. Symposia should be at least 1 1/2 hours in duration and may be up to a full-day or longer (typically, symposia are scheduled for ½ day or full-day sessions). Individual presentations are usually scheduled for 15-30 minutes, but individual presentation lengths are at the discretion of the organizer(s). Workshops must be at least 1 hour in length and can run any length of time up to a full day.

Upon receipt of a proposal, the organizer should receive word within 10 business days whether or not his/her submission has been accepted. If a proposal is accepted, it is the responsibility of the organizer(s) to line-up and contact their speakers and make sure that each individual speaker registers on the SWARM web site before the listed deadlines. Deadlines associated with symposium and workshop proposals are listed below. We encourage early submissions to adequately publicize your event.


  • August 1, 2014: Submission deadline for symposia/workshop proposals
  • August 1, 2014: Deadline for list of speakers, titles of presentations, and symposium/workshop schedule.
  • August 1, 2014: Deadline for individual presenters’ abstracts and registrations (go to abstract and registration web page)

Submit a proposal:

Type of Submission:


Title of Proposed Symposium/Workshop:

Abstract of Symposium/Workshop (please limit to one continuous paragraph, approximately 250 words or less):

Organizer’s Name:

Organizer’s Affiliation:

Organizer’s Email Address:

Co-organizer’s Name(s) (if any):

Co-organizer’s Affiliation:

Co-organizer’s Email Address:

Enter Amount of Time (in hours) Anticipated for Symposium/Workshop:

Time and Date Preference (when possible, we will make every effort to accommodate your request):


Questions? Contact David Nash, AAAS SWARM Division (Phone:970-222-9342; Email:

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