A mini-symposium is envisioned as being a session of 4-6 coordinated presentations on a single topic of substantial current interest and importance. It is normally two hours long. Following a brief introduction by the organizer, each speaker will generally have 12 minutes for presentation, with an additional three minutes for discussion. However, other formats will gladly be considered, such as readings of variable length or lightening talks. Organizers will be expected to design the mini-symposium to appeal to a relatively broad audience, as well as to promote the mini-symposium and RaCAS to other students, faculty and staff.
The deadline for submitting a proposal for a RaCAS 2017 mini-symposium is 17 February; all complete proposals will be reviewed, with 6-10 selected. Applicants will be notified on approximately 24 February if their proposal has been approved for RaCAS 2017.
If you have questions about RaCAS, the mini-symposium program, or this application, please email Dr. Leo P. Bruederle at Leo.Bruederle@ucdenver.edu or telephone 303-556-3419 (direct).
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