Location: Insect Behavior and Biocontrol ResearchTitle: How senior entomologists can be involved in the annual meeting: organization and the coming together of a large event
|Meagher, Robert - Rob|
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/2/2017
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: The Annual Meeting for the Entomological Society of America is a large event where planning is started at the end of the previous years’ meeting. The President of the Society named the Program Committee Co-Chairs for Entomology 2017 at the 2015 Annual Meeting, so that they could handle the duties of Student Competition Co-Chairs in 2016. For Entomology 2017, the Program Committee accepted four Program Symposia, four Workshops, eight Lunch and Learns, and five Sunrise Sessions. Forty-four Section Symposia consisting of 489 talks were selected by the Section leadership, while an additional 43 Member Symposia consisting of 432 talks were accepted by the Program Co-Chairs. There will be 47 sessions composed of 610 ten-minute talks. A first for this year, the Three-minute Lightning Bug talks have both student and non-student participants (37 talks). The Poster Co-Chairs have arranged 21 poster sessions composed of 355 posters. The Student Competition Co-Chairs have arranged 48 sessions of 478 oral presentations, 27 sessions of 234 student posters, and two sessions of 38 three-minute Lightning Bug talks. Rounding out Entomology 2017, there are 21 Organized Meetings scheduled. Senior and retired entomologists have the opportunity to be involved in symposium organization, moderating sessions, and judging student competitions.