To the non-scientists reading this blog… apologies for the brief “inside-the-synchrotron” interlude. To my colleagues… get your butts in gear! Session proposals for AbSciCon 2012 are due this week. Because we work in an interdisciplinary field, it is imperative that our meetings be organized from the ground up. Thus, it’s up to us to make sure the topics we want to discuss are covered at the meeting. Here’s the blurb on the website on this:
Astrobiology is an inherently interdisciplinary endeavor. Given all the wide variety of disciplinary tools and topics to be presented at the meeting, the success of AbSciCon 2012 will hinge upon the community’s involvement in the organization of topical sessions. Community members are urged to be proactive in proposing sessions, merging similar session topics, and in binning and organizing abstracts into selected sessions.
Hopefully that’s enough to convince you to step up and submit your sessions. Now get to it. You have until Saturday… Submit your proposals here.