72nd Annual Meeting Technical Training, and Trade Show: Gateway to the Prairie

Society for Range Management
February 10th, 2019 to February 14th, 2019
Minneapolis, MN
The Society for Range Management’s 72nd Annual Meeting, Technical Training and Trade Show will be held February 10 -14, 2019 at the Hilton, Minneapolis, MN.  The theme for the 2019 conference is Gateway to the Prairie.  Conference Co-Chairs are Jeff Duchene – USDA-NRCS Regional Grazing Specialist and Shawn DeKeyser – NDSU Natural Resources Management Program Leader.
 
Symposium, Forum and Workshop Sessions
Time to start thinking about your symposium, forum and workshop sessions for the 2019 annual meeting.  The theme of the 2019 conference is “Gateway to the Prairie”.  In keeping with our theme, we will be open to a variety of different proposals.
 
Proposals for symposia, forums and workshops are due by July 15, 2018.
 
Symposium Sessions
Symposium sessions are comprised of a number of presentations, all related to a unifying topic.  Typically, each presenter is provided approximately 20 minutes to speak, but this can be flexible based on the needs of the symposium organizers. After all have presented their work, there will be a shared time at the end for questions and discussion. It is not assumed that those presenting in a symposium format will collaborate before the session, only that they share the time. The idea is that, by providing information and viewpoints on different aspects of a topic in one session, rich discussion among presenters and the audience will ensue.
 
Forum Sessions
Forum sessions present research, theory, concepts, and practices. These sessions are typically 45 minutes long and consist of either one presentation for the full 45 minutes or, in some cases, two presentations back-to- back (about 20 minutes each).
 
Workshop Sessions
Workshops are designed to provide an opportunity for in-depth discussion of current and emerging topics of interest to the rangeland community. We encourage workshop proposals that bring together people working on new and developing research topics that favor highly interactive discussions. Those proposing a workshop should provide information showing that the workshop is of interest to the rangeland community and explain why a workshop on this topic is beneficial.
 
All proposals should include the following:  1) session title; 2) organizer’s name; 3) sponsor, if any (e.g., SRM committee); 4) session description (one paragraph); 5) preferred session length (half-day or full day); and 6) tentative list of potential presentations/presenters.  Early contact with session presenters will facilitate timely submittal and approval of abstracts for publication in proceedings with contributed abstracts.
 
For more information regarding these sessions, please contact Kevin Sedivec or Jack Norland(SRM2019AM@gmail.comprogram co-chairs.

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