Workshop Proposal Submission Instructions

ISBW14 workshops are allocated in 90 minute sections, and you may propose multiple, consecutive time slots. For example, there will be three workshop sessions each on 13 and 14 August, with time slots separated by coffee breaks and lunch. You may propose to hold your workshop during one, two, or three consecutive time slots in one day, or up the 6 time slots across both days.

The format of each workshop will be determined by the workshop proposers, but to benefit participants, all workshops should be interactive, participative, and enable participants to learn new skills and acquire knowledge. To this end, we recommend that the number of powerpoint presentations be limited.

Any type of workshop will be considered for ISBW14, with examples including: training workshops, writing workshops, and data mining workshops. Workshops are, however, subject to availability of resources and facilities.

The facilities available for ISBW14 are seminar/classroom style rooms that can accommodate between 35 and 80 people, depending on room configuration. These rooms allow for flexible configurations with movable tables and chairs, and each room can be equipped with projectors and computers for presentations.

All workshops should aim for practical outputs that could advance seagrass science and research capacity, and foster deeper collaborations on research, conservation and communication (e.g., peer-reviewed paper, learning new skills, policy statement, new initiatives, media output).

Workshop proposals must be submitted, via email, to by December 1, 2019. You may submit all of the required information in an attached word or pdf document. Please ensure that the subject line of your email begins with "Workshop Proposal".

Workshop proposals must include:

  • Workshop Title
  • Contact name, title, institution, email address, phone number, and address
  • Name, title, institution, email address, phone number, and address for all workshop leaders
  • Workshop Abstract (maximum 500 words)
  • Qualifications to lead proposed workshop (maximum 250 words)
  • Proposed workshop outputs/goals (e.g. peer-reviewed paper, skills development, policy statement, new initiatives, media output)
  • Number of 90-minute sessions needed
  • Maximum number of attendees
  • Equipment required (beyond basic audio-visual equipment)
  • Preferred setup (e.g. classroom style, round tables, individual desks)
  • Workshop teaser (optional, maximum 3 sentences, may be posted on the website or used in conference publications)
  • Links to conference theme, “Signs of Success: Reversing the Course of Seagrass Degradation”(optional, maximum 250 words, workshops with identified links to the conference theme will be prioritized)
  • Workshop tweet (optional, maximum 280 characters, optional, may be used to promote your workshop on social media)

For more information, please see this page.