2015 Special Sessions

Deadline: February 27, 2015

Submit a 2015 Special Session Proposal

Do you have a great idea for a session at the Annual Meeting that would be of interest to more than your division or community? Special sessions address cross-cutting issues that appeal to a multi-organizational audience. View the Special Session Guidelines.

Funds for such sessions are allocated by the ACS732 Annual Meetings Planning Committee based on merit and how well the proposal meets the larger needs of the Societies and the sciences. The committee may recommend combining or revising proposals received. Proposals may not be fully funded due to limited funds available. Proposed sessions which are more appropriate to the division/community process will be referred there.

These funds are for symposium programming and are not intended to support food, reception, awards, or other similar social functions.

*Please note: Invited speakers at the annual meetings, particularly plenary speakers, are selected to help bring diverse scientific approaches, perspectives, and opinions. In some cases these perspectives may be controversial. The beliefs, opinions, and viewpoints expressed by presenters do not necessarily represent the position of the Society.

ASA Competitive Program Enhancement Funds

Policy for the American Society of Agronomy Program Enhancement Fund (PEF) establishes a competitive process for PEFs to be administered by the A711 Program Planning Committee. These funds will be used to fund activities at the Society’s Annual Meeting. Please read the procedures and submit a proposal by  Feb. 27 to be considered for funding.

Read Procedures and Submit a Proposal Form

Meeting Overview

Sessions are scheduled Sunday - Wednesday, Nov. 15-18, 2015. The opening keynote speaker kicks off the Annual Meeting at 6:00 pm on Sunday, Nov. 15.  The Annual Meeting will wind down with the closing keynote speaker and reception at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 18. There will be several workshops and professional tours available prior to and after these dates, as well.

The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is holding their annual meeting in the Minneapolis Convention Center over the same dates of the ASA, CSSA and SSSA Annual Meeting.  Admission to ESA's sessions is included in your ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Annual Meeting registration fee. The ESA program book is available for an additional fee. 

The ASA, CSSA, SSSA and ESA leadership are collaborating on symposia and sessions that would be of interest to all disciplines.

Meeting Space Requests

2015 Submissions will open in March

Society Committees and other organizations may submit requests for meeting space at the Annual Meeting.  Requests for meeting space are limited to one meeting per group for a maximum of four hours. Meeting space is limited and it is in your best interest to submit your request early. All requests submitted on or before May 23, 2015 are guaranteed space for a meeting or reception.   

Once the program is finalized in late July, an email will be sent that confirms the date, time and location of your event and who to contact for catering or audio visual needs. 

Audio Visual Equipment Order Form


Society Committee Meeting $0
Non-Profit Organization on or before Sept. 17 $50
Non-Profit Organization after Sept. 17 $100
For-Profit Organization on or before Sept 17 $150
For-Profit Organization after Sept. 17 $300





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Receptions (and other food-related events)

Non-Profit Organization on or before Sept. 17* $75
Non-Profit Organization after Sept. 17* $150
For-Profit Organization on or before Sept 17 $150
For-Profit Organization after Sept. 17 $300





* Includes University Receptions

 Submit a Reception


   Submit a meeting


For questions pertaining to the meeting, email Stacey Phelps: sphelps@sciencesocieties.org

For technical support with the online submission system (including payment), email a-c-s@confex.com.