OSM22 is now going to be held in a fully online format. This page will be updated soon. For answers to your questions, go to our FAQ.

Town Halls, Workshops and Other Events

Submission Deadline: 29 September 2021, 11:59 p.m. ET

Groups may request meeting space for Town Halls, workshops, committee meetings, social events, or other small group meetings and auxiliary functions to be held in conjunction with the Ocean Sciences Meeting 2022. Town Halls must take place Monday through Thursday during lunch or in the evenings. Workshops, committee meetings, social events and auxiliary functions must take place Sunday or Monday through Friday during lunch or in the evenings. Meeting space is not available during the scientific program. The group requesting the meeting space is responsible for all costs associated with the function, including audiovisual, catering, and any other logistical requirements.

Town Hall Submissions

Let your voice be heard! Town Halls provide a valuable opportunity for government agencies, academic programs, special projects, and other focused interest groups to gather input from the broader marine sciences community that gathers at the Ocean Sciences Meeting. Town Halls are one hour in length and open to all meeting participants.

Town Hall Requirements

  • Your title should be limited to 300 characters, and the abstract text should be limited to 2000 characters including spacing and punctuation and must include target audience and goals.
  • Town Hall proposals must include a primary contact for the meeting, including affiliation, and a list of proposed speaker names, if applicable. Please add as much information as known at the time of submission. If accepted, you can update your list of participants.
  • The Ocean Sciences Meeting Program Committee will review and assess the proposals and finalize the schedule for all approved Town Halls.
  • All Town Hall participants and organizers must register to attend the Ocean Sciences Meeting to attend the Town Hall; online registration will open in August and one day registrations will be available.

Workshops, Meetings and Event Submissions

Looking to hold a workshop, committee meeting, small group meeting, or social event during the Ocean Sciences Meeting? Submit an event request by 22 September and we will review your request and available meeting space.

Events and Workshops Requirements

  • Submit one function request per function per day.
  • Your title should be limited to 300 characters, and the abstract text should be limited to 2000 characters including spacing and punctuation and must include target audience and goals.
  • Pending space availability, confirmations with room assignments are expected to be sent out in December.
  • Space will be allocated on the virtual program and instructions for convening your event will be sent.
  • The organizer will work directly with the service providers and are responsible for all expenses associated with the function.
  • The submission fee for workshops, committee meetings, small group meetings and events has been waived due to OSM 2022 moving to a fully virtual platform.

Submitting an Event

Before navigating to the event application site, please be aware of the following:

  • Town Halls are open to all meeting attendees and are best for collecting feedback or raising awareness for individuals from government agencies, academic programs, special projects and other focused interest groups via presentation, round table or a panel discussion. They should NOT be submitted on topics that would be better suited as a session proposal.
  • The fee for workshops, meetings, social events, working groups, and other activities of $350 USD for applications received by 29 September 2021 ($450 after that date) has been waived for the fully virtual OSM 2022.

Thank you for your participation in #OSM22! Questions may be directed to meetings@aslo.org.

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