2024 World Seagrass Conference & 15th International Seagrass Biology Workshop

Call for Session and Workshop

Dear Seagrassers, the Call for Sessions and Workshops is now Closed.

We hope you consider submitting a Session or Workshop proposal, deadline 10th September 2023.

Once the ISBW15 Scientific Committee has selected session topics, we will open a call for abstracts submissions on early October 2023.

If you have any question, please feel free to get in touch with us at the following address: isbw.wsc.napoli@gmail.com.

Please note that if you are proposing a session topic, it is not required that you have a list of speakers already identified and determined. If your proposed session is selected, you will be in charge of selecting speakers for each session from the pool of abstracts submitted. There will be an opportunity during the abstract submission process for the submitter to select the session or sessions in which they’d like to present.

Session’s conveners will be asked to organize a short (15min) plenary talk for highlighting main topics and session aims, that will be schedule the same day of the session.

ISBW15 and WSC24 will focus on “Seagrasses in the Anthropocene”

The three main themes are:

Theme 1Seagrass responses to environmental change

Theme 2Seagrass community diversity and species interactions

Theme 3Seagrass conservation, management and citizen science

Sessions and workshops proposals that combine different themes and/or include cross-disciplinary data and analysis are encouraged.

Drafting a Session and Workshop Proposal

Each proposal should be drafted in a few sentences (no longer than half a page). The description should give a clear picture of what your session will look like for participants. Choose a main topic and include in your description a few key concepts about aims, questions and problems which could inspire and engage discussions during the session.