The International Deer Biology Congress (IDBC) aims at uniting professionals interested in deer biology and management to provide a forum to discuss common problems, and share knowledge and experiences. Some of the major topics covered include general deer biology and ecology, evolution, genetics, management, in-situ and ex-situ conservation, veterinary aspects, antler biology, and antler and venison production. The IDBC allows new relationships to be formed and hopefully sparks new endeavors in cervid research, conservation, management and production.
The conference organizers are currently seeking proposals for symposia. Symposia comprise a series of presentations that address aspects of a single topic. They will be 90 minutes in length, including 5 minutes for introductory remarks and 5 minutes for questions following each talk.
Proposals are due August 1, 2017. They will be reviewed by the Planning Committee on the basis of the criteria listed below:
PROPOSAL CRITERIA The basic criteria for symposia include:
The topic should be novel, timely, and interesting to a broad range of deer biologists.
Each symposium is to have 1 chair and speakers whose presentations reflect distinct aspects of the topic.
PROPOSAL CONTENT Please include the following information in your proposal:
Name and affiliation of symposium Chair.
The title of the proposed symposium.
The short description of the basic theme or area the symposium represents.
A list of the proposed speakers and a brief (1 sentence) statement of how their work fits into the topic of the symposium.
A short (2-3 sentences) statement of how the symposium meets the criteria listed above.
A statement as to which of the proposed speakers has agreed to participate.
Please be aware that the Program Committee may suggest revisions to ensure a diversity of topics in symposia at the Congress.