Call for symposia proposals
Submission is now closed for proposals for symposia.
ASCEPT recognises the diversity of their membership and is committed to the values, attitudes and conduct of equity, diversity and inclusion to create a collegial, collaborative and successful professional community. ASCEPT is committed to achieving equity and inclusion through balancing representation across symposia proposals in alignment with the diverse composition of their membership. Your application should describe aspects of equity, diversity and inclusivity with the selection of chairs and speakers, including the proportion of male and female contributors, the career level (early, mid, senior), diversity of geographical locations, minority group representation etc. Download the ASCEPT policy here.
Each symposium will run for two hours and is to incorporate four speakers, each with an allotted presentation time of 20 minutes plus 5-10 minutes to allow audience members to ask questions of presenters and for an exchange of views.
Please ensure that you have sought agreement from speakers to participate in your symposium before including them in the application.
Meeting registration and travel expenses
If your proposal is successful the symposium applicant, chairperson and speakers will be requested to register for the meeting.
ASCEPT members, including the symposium applicant, chairperson and speakers, are required to fund their own registration and travel expenses. Full and single day registrations will be available via the registration portal.
Non-member speakers may be offered either a single day or full complimentary registration.
For each symposium, applications for a budget of up to AUD1,000 to assist with the travel expenses of non-member speakers will be considered if a compelling case is made. Sponsorship should be sought for additional speaker costs.
Instructions for the preparation of your symposium proposal
Proposals must include sufficient supporting material to permit the Program Committee to evaluate the quality of and potential interest in the symposium. We particularly encourage submissions that align with the meeting theme.
Symposium proposals are to be submitted on the application form by Wednesday 26 April 2023. Please upload your application via https://expertevents.eventsair.com/ascept-2023/symposium
After the submission
Applicants will be advised via email whether or not their symposium proposal has been accepted by Monday 22 May 2023.
Confirmation of symposium speaker names, presentation titles and abstracts
Successful applicants will be required to submit their final speaker and chairperson names to the conference secretariat via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 19 July 2023.
Individual symposium presenters will be required to submit their abstract via an on-line portal from Wednesday 21 July 2023. The deadline for abstract submission is Friday 29 September 2023.