Science Events Summit: Call for Participation

Julie Fooshee - Tuesday, December 5th, 2017




The Science Events Summit meets in St. Petersburg, FL, June 4 – 5, 2018.

Already registered? Why not take an active role in the meeting? This is about more than just cooking up a session proposal: there are several ways to participate, and it’s easy to get started with a Call for Participation that ought to handle just about any idea you can come up with.

Before you jump right to the form, please note:

  1. Conference organizers will read each submission, but will not be able to respond directly to every one. Even accepted proposals may not hear news until close to the start of the conference.
  2. Don’t spend excessive time perfecting the wording of proposals for this form: if an idea is a good fit you will be contacted to fine-tune it before it is included in the final conference program.
  3. Make things easy on yourself: review the submission categories below first.


2018 Science Events Summit Call for Participation Submission Categories

Science Events Expo and Swag Swap
Take over a table for half-an-hour on the first morning of the Summit, and show off what you do to the rest of the conference (this is not open to the public). All you need to participate is enthusiasm, though free samples don’t hurt. Sign up for consideration using the form, and watch your email for more information in May of 2018.
To join this session you must provide: the name of event or program you will represent.

Weird, wacky, and wonderful things inevitably happen when you are involved in events. Suggest a short story from the field you’d like to share, or nominate someone else to tell a story you’ve enjoyed.
To be considered as a story teller, you must answer the following questions: Name of event story is related to; Time required to tell this story; Very brief description of the story; and Why you think the story is interesting.

Concurrent Session Leader
Conference sessions are generally just under an hour long each, focus on a single topic, and are run by session leaders assigned to work together. Most sessions include substantial time for audience participation. Throw your hat into the ring to be a session leader, and please don’t take it personally if you don’t hear a response.
To be considered as a session leader, you must provide the following information: Brief description of topic covered; Brief description of what the audience will experience during the session; Very brief description of your qualifications to present on this topic.

Public Science Event
Nominate yourself or someone you know to produce an evening event open to both the conference and the public in St. Pete.
To submit an event for inclusion, you must provide the following: Name of event,
Brief description of the event.

Something Else You’d Like to See
You have a vision for something extraordinary that doesn’t fit into the questions asked. Here’s a chance to describe it in an open text box.


2018 Science Events Summit Call for Participation Form

Click on through for the form. The only required information is your name and email, but don’t forget to hit “submit” on the last page of the form.