Organizing a preconference can seem overwhelming, especially to a first-time organizer. However, due to recent changes to preconference logistics, all you have to do is select the program and SPSP staff will take care of the rest (catering, a/v, registration, etc).
SPSP will accept proposals to host a preconference beginning May 17th. Those interested in hosting a preconference must provide general information about their preconference for review. Once available, you may submit your preconference application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Organizers are strongly encouraged to fill out the entirety of the application. If preconferences are limited in 2017 due to space, the information submitted in the application will be used to evaluate which preconferences are selected and which are not.
Note: Due to space limitations, SPSP reserves the right to reduce the number of preconferences and only those submitted by the deadline will be considered.
SPSP staff have been hard at work over the past year to streamline the planning experience for organizers. Starting with the 2016 Preconferences, SPSP’s planning and onsite logistics team will handle all elements of logistics for preconferences – budgets, registration, food and beverage selection, room setups, AV, and posters.
After submission and acceptance of your preconference, SPSP staff will do the following:
Note: Please remember SPSP does not monitor, select, limit, or endorse any material presented in preconferences.