Call for Special Session Proposals

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Proposals of special sessions at MCA 2017 are welcomed by the Special Sessions Subcommittee. Early submission of proposals is encouraged: good proposals will be approved on a regular basis before the deadline, so that session speakers may be invited in plenty of time to make travel and funding arrangements.

A proposal should include:

  • the names, affiliations and contact information (including email addresses) of all the organizers, with one organizer designated as “contact organizer",
  • a brief presentation of the topic and scope (up to one page),
  • a preliminary list of the expected speakers, including country and gender of each.

The topics should be broad and fairly well represented throughout the Americas. The list of organizers must include at least two mathematicians from different countries in the Americas. Preference will be given to proposals whose list of suggested speakers represents diversity in all aspects.

Each special session will consist of two 4-hour periods. We recommend that the organizers base their sessions on a total of 16 half-hour time slots for their speakers.

Although it is anticipated that limited financial support will be available to help with expenses of some of the participants, at present we cannot promise financial support for the special sessions.

Proposals should be sent to before July 31, 2016.