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Key Dates:

Call for Papers
Summer 2008

Abstract Submittal Deadline
3 October 2008

Authors Notified,
Student Travel Grant Recipients Notified
December 2008 

Schedule Posted
January 2009

Meeting
25-30 January 2009

Information for Early Career Professionals

Early Career Mixer

Monday, 26 January, 1900 to 2000
Méditerranée 1

An early career “meet & mix” event will be facilitated by members of the ASLO Early Career Committee.  This gathering will give early career members an opportunity to provide feedback on various topics relevant to them, including any concerns and expectations regarding ASLO so that the society can better meet their needs!  This is also a social gathering for early career members to get to know each other and network among themselves.  Refreshments will be served.

Early Career Workshop: Getting Your Research Funded

Monday, 26 January, 1230 to 1430
Mediterranee 1 & 2

This workshop is targeted to early career (less than 10 years since Ph.D.) members of ASLO as well as student members. Come hear from experienced researchers about funding in the U.S. and in E.U. Advice on grant writing for various funding agencies will be discussed at several round tables. Grab your lunch and come to Méditerranée 1 & 2.

Early Career Roundtable

Thursday, 29 January, 1230 to 1430

Please join members of the early career committee and other early career scientists for an informal roundtable discussion during lunch on Thursday. We will meet at the registration desk at the Acropolis and walk together somewhere for a “no-host” lunch. This will be an opportunity to get to know other early career members, to discuss issues that are important to you, and to share problems and solutions that you have encountered.

Career Center

There will be a Career Center set up, where students and early career professionals can meet each other and the ASLO Board Representatives in a fun, relaxed setting. This center will host the Career Bulletin Board, where prospective employers are invited to post job announcements and students and early career professionals are invited to post a one-page CV.  Students should also stop by for information and to sign up for the Career Development Workshops and student social events.  The Career Center will also feature a Book Raffle – items and raffle boxes will be displayed all week and the drawing will be held on Thursday evening.  See below for other Early Career events.

Roommates Wanted

Roommates Wanted is a free online service to ASLO students and early career members who are seeking roommates during meetings. To participate, visit http://www.aslo.org/meetings/roommates.html. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this service since hotel costs in Nice will be high.

Students from Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche, home institution of two of the co-chairs, are compiling useful tips for student participants regarding accommodation, dining, nightlife, etc.