The local organizing committee (LOC) for the annual meeting of CSEE is accepting proposals for symposia, workshops, and field trips. Please submit a proposal using the form:

The time window to submit a proposal is November 15, 2023 - January 15, 2024

Workshops, symposia, and field trips may be proposed by self-organized groups. If your workshop or symposium is supported by a Standing Committee or Section, make sure to indicate the name of the Committee/Section on the form.

The LOC expects symposium organizers to explicitly state how their topic and the selection of speakers enhances inclusion, representation, decolonization, and the furthering of diverse perspectives at the meeting or in our discipline. We also ask for the date of the symposium organizer’s terminal degree, so as to encourage submissions by early-career investigators.

When possible, consider ways to broaden the taxonomic focus of the symposium or workshop.

All symposia must take place in-person. However, we will consider proposals for workshops that would be effective or benefit from a virtual environment or facilitate access to people who would be unlikely to attend otherwise.


Each symposium should fill either a 90- or 180-minute period, that is either six or twelve 15-minute presentations, so that people can easily move between concurrent sessions. A self-organized symposium may have up to two 30-minute talks. Workshops can be 1-2 hour; 1/2 day (3-4 hr); or full day (6-8 hr).

All speakers, organizers, and any other essential personnel must have confirmed their willingness to participate to the symposium or workshop organizer before the proposal is submitted.

Before submitting the on-line form, please ensure you have added the names and tentative talk titles for all speakers.

​Most workshops will take place on the first meeting day (May 26), although some (e.g., short lunchtime workshops) may take place on other meeting days (May 27-29). Conversely, symposia will take place during concurrent sessions on May 27-29. Indicate your preference or options on the form. Note that workshops that are of a commercial nature (profiling a product) will be considered differently than academic workshops, and we ask proponents to declare the purpose of the workshop on the form. Commercial workshops will be considered to be sponsored workshops and we will correspond separately with proponents of those sessions.

​The LOC reserves the right to add related contributed presentations to certain symposia (to ensure a complete block of 90 minutes), or to plan a contributed paper session that complements a symposium.


Questions? Contact the planning committee by email.