Saturday Special Interest Subgroups

Subgroup Application Deadline (June 12, 2014) has passed. 

Please click here to view a list of Saturday Special Interest Subgroups that will be presented at the 2014 ASCB/IFCB Meeting.

On Saturday, December 6, from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, facilities will be available for groups with common interests to organize and hold informal meetings.

Note: All Subgroup participants and speakers must be registered for the Meeting.

Attention Subgroup Organizer Applicants:

Please read the Financial and Organizational Guidelines for Special Interest Subgroups.

New this year, the ASCB has re-designed its Subgroup Application process to address subject overlap in applications. The new application deadline, June 12, will allow time for the Program Committee to review applications, suggest mergers between Organizers, and/or alter the scope of the proposals.

Organizers will be notified of acceptance, merger requests, alternations to their session plan, or rejections no later than June 27.

Please do not guarantee any speaking slots to any scientists or students (as we used to encourage) since the Program Committee has the option to merge session applications on similar topics.

Organizers whose applications are accepted will then be asked to develop a full session plan and invite and confirm speakers. The full session plan, including session description, speaker names, affiliations, and titles, will be due by August 18, for printing in the 2014 ASCB/IFCB Meeting Program.

The ASCB will provide a room with chairs set theater-style and the following audiovisual equipment:

  • Screen
  • LCD
  • Projectionist
  • MAC, with a mouse and keyboard*
  • Confidence monitor
  • Video switcher
  • Laser pointer
  • Speaker timer
  • Lighted lectern with microphone
  • Head table for three with one table microphone
  • Aisle microphone

* If you, or one of your speakers will need access to a PC, instead of a MAC, please contact Alison Harris at in advance of the meeting, otherwise a PC will not be provided.

Additional audiovisual equipment, different room set-ups (if available), and food and beverage may be requested for an additional charge. Limited promotion in the Meeting Program, the ASCB Newsletter, in the Mobile App, and on the ASCB website will be provided.

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