OVERVIEW & SECTIONAL
The Botanical Society of America (BSA) will hold its annual meeting
in Austin, Texas from August 12 - 17, 2005. In addition to the BSA,
other societies participating in the BOTANY 2005 conference will
include: the American Bryological and Lichenological Society (ABLS),
the American Fern Society (AFS), and American Society of Plant Taxonomists
(ASPT). The theme for BOTANY 2005 will be Learning from Plants.
Members of the BSA are encouraged to organize symposia for presentation at
the annual meeting. Symposia are theme-based and typically include either a
half-day or a full-day program of speakers. Individual papers are 30 minutes
in length (inclusive of questions). In addition, the symposium program may
include other components, such as a separate introduction, summary, panel discussion,
Because all symposia must be approved and sponsored by a Section
of the BSA in advance of the meeting, preliminary proposals should
be submitted to the appropriate Program Chair(s) for review and action
by the Section. Different BSA Sections have different policies and
practices for handling symposia proposals. Symposium proposals should
demonstrate a high level of organization and indicate the nature
of sponsorship requested (i.e., in name only, or with financial support).
Sponsorship can be requested from more than one BSA Section, interdisciplinary/multi-sectional
symposia are strongly encouraged. Once sectional sponsorship is obtained,
the BSA Program Director will coordinate all approved symposia.
This Call for Symposia and the proposal submission process outlined
below encompass only the BSA Sections. Other societies have different
guidelines and may have different deadlines for symposia proposals.
Submission of Symposia
(Deadline: September 16, 2004)
Proposals should include the following: 1) a title, 2) name(s)
and contact information for all organizers, 3) a brief summary of
the symposium that includes relevant background and significance,
4) a tentative list of speakers, including their professional affiliations
and presentation titles, 5) length of symposium, 6) nature of sponsorship
requested, 7) amount of financial request, and 8) a list of all BSA
Sections and other societies from which sponsorship will be requested.
Submission of symposium proposals should be conducted on-line using
the Electronic Symposium
Proposal Submission Form. Copies of the proposals will be sent
electronically to the sender, the Program Chair(s) of the BSA Section(s)
from which sponsorship is requested, and the BSA Program Director.
There are two (2) deadlines for receiving symposium proposals, as
some Sections discuss and approve symposium proposals one full year
in advance. The deadlines are as follows: July 15, 2004 (Paleobotanical
Section and Systematics Section), and September 15, 2004 (all other
Symposia Proposal Submission Form
Deadline: September 16, 2004
Questions about symposia sponsorship or proposals should be directed
to the appropriate sectional Program Chair(s) listed on the reverse
side, or to the BSA Program Director: Jeffrey M. Osborn, Division
of Science, Truman State University, 100 E. Normal Street, Kirksville,
MO 63501-4221. Tele: (660) 785-4017, Fax: (660) 785-4045, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
AND LICHENOLOGICAL SECTION – AMERICAN BRYOLOGICAL
AND LICHENOLOGICAL SOCIETY (ABLS)
James D. Lawrey, Department of Biology, MSN 3E1, George Mason University,
4400 University Drive, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444. Tele: (703)
(703) 993-1046, E-mail: email@example.com.
DEVELOPMENTAL AND STRUCTURAL SECTION
Larry Hufford, School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University,
Pullman, WA 99164-4236. Tele: (509) 335-2183, Fax: (509) 335-3184, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joseph C. Colosi, Department of Biology, De Sales University, 2755 Station
Ave., Center Valley, PA 18034. Tele: (610) 282-1100, ext. 1288, Fax: (610)
282-2254, E-mail: email@example.com.
ECONOMIC BOTANY SECTION
David M. Spooner, USDA–ARS, Department of Horticulture, University Of
Wisconsin, 1575 Linden, Madison, WI 53706-1590. Tele: (608) 262-0159, Fax:
(608) 262-4743, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Randy Small, Department of Botany, 437 Hesler Biology, University of Tennessee,
Knoxville TN 37996-1100. Tele: (865) 974-6207, Fax: (865) 974-2258, E-mail: email@example.com.
Lee B. Kass, L. H. Bailey Hortorium, Department of Plant Biology, 460 Mann
Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-4301. Tele: (607) 255-4876;
Fax: (607) 255-7979; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathleen B. Pigg, SOLS Admin and Faculty, Arizona State University, Box 874501,
Tempe, AZ 85287-1601. Tele: (480) 965 3154, Fax: (480) 965-6899, E-mail: email@example.com.
Richard M. McCourt, Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1900 Benjamin
Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Tele: (215) 299-1157, Fax: (215)
299-1028, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Henri R. Maurice, Department of Biology, University of Southern Indiana , 8600
University Boulevard, Evansville, In 47712. Tele: (812) 461-5231, E-mail: HMaurice@usi.edu.
Emanuel L. Johnson, USDA-ARS WSL, Building 001, Room 329 BARC-W, 10300 Baltimore
Ave., Beltsville, MD 20705-2350. Tele: (301) 504-5323, Fax: (301) 504-6491,
SECTION – AMERICAN FERN SOCIETY (AFS)
Thomas A. Ranker, Department of EPO Biology, Campus Box 350, University
of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0350. Tele: (303) 492-5074, Fax:
SECTION – AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PLANT TAXONOMISTS
Andrea D. Wolfe, Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal
Biology, Ohio State University, 1735 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210-1293.
292-0267, Fax: (614) 292-2030, E-mail: email@example.com.
J. Phil Gibson, Department of Biology, Agnes Scott College, 141 E. College
Ave, Decatur, GA 30030. Tele: (404) 471-6267, Fax: (404) 471-5368, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
TROPICAL BIOLOGY SECTION
Susana Magallón, Dpto. de Botánica, Instituto de Biología,
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Circuito Exterior, Anexo
al Jardín Botánico, A.P. 70-233, México D.F. 04510. Tele:
(52) 55-5622-9087, Fax: (52) 55-5550-1760, E-mail: S.Magallon@ibiologia.unam.mx.