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How to organise a Symposium

One of the CEE's activities consists of organising symposia on particular topics within the ecology and evolution remit. These one-day events take place twice a year, in spring and autumn. They feature invited speakers as well as contributed talks and are open for anyone to attend. The aim of the symposia is to provide an overview of current research, to foster exchange and collaboration within and beyond the CEE and to give younger CEE researchers an opportunity to present their work.

Past symposia have covered topics as diverse as speciation, ecological processes in the Amazon, functional anatomy or biodiversity and ecosystem function and have been successes in terms of attendance and interactions they have fostered.

The CEE supports symposia with a financial contribution of up to £1000 and will assist with obtaining additional funding wherever possible.

How to suggest a symposium

Proposals are currently being accepted for Spring 2016!

Please complete and submit the on-line form in order to propose to organise a CEE spring symposium for 2016. The symposium should be a day-long event, running from 10-4pm and be held at an approved venue among CEE partner institutions.

We particularly encourage symposia to be located at Imperial-Silwood Park, Royal Holloway, or Queen Mary, in order to balance the locations of regular CEE events. CEE will provide help and support in organising and promoting the event, although the primary responsibilities will rest with the symposium proposers.

We encourage you to contact a CEE steering committee member for the proposed host institution for help with logistics. The CEE supports symposia with a financial contribution of up to £1000 and will assist with obtaining additional funding wherever possible.


All applications need to be submitted by 4pm on Monday 19th October. Any submissions after this may not be considered.

Should you have any queries, please email CEE@ucl.ac.uk

  • Submit a proposal for Spring 2016 here.

Why to suggest a symposium

There are several good reasons why you should organise a symposium. From a scientific perspective, a symposium is a unique opportunity to invite and interact closely with leading scientists in a field and to get a complete overview of current ongoing work. From a personal perspective, organising a symposium will look good on your CV and put you in the spotlight. Finally, from a funding point of view, you can increase the appeal of your grant application by offering to organise a symposium.


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