Symposia lasting a maximum of 1.5 hours will be organized during the three days of the conference. Symposia can have up to 6 oral presentations that should be linked by a common topic or interest related to central themes of the conference. Organizers should strive to allow time for debate once presentations have concluded. Symposium presenters should be highly qualified experts in their field, and can be represent the academic, public, civil, and non-governmental sectors.
Organizers should submit a proposal (maximum of 400 words) with the following information:
✓ names and contact information of the organizers,
✓ title and objectives of the symposium,
✓ conceptual background and justification of the symposium,
✓ contribution to the general themes of the conference,
✓ session participants (including names, institutional affiliation, e-mail address, and the potential title of each presentation),
✓ specification as to whether the symposium will be "open" for others participating in the conference or if it is "closed" with a fixed list of speakers.
Proposal selection will be based on technical merit and concordance with and importance for the themes of the conference in improving understanding and management of ecosystem services and socio-ecological systems.
If proposals are approved, the symposium coordinators will be responsible for ensuring that the summaries of each of the presentations are submitted within the deadlines indicated in the second call and speaker attendance.