American Society of Naturalists

A membership society whose goal is to advance and to diffuse knowledge of organic evolution and other broad biological principles so as to enhance the conceptual unification of the biological sciences.

Call for Symposium Proposals for 2022

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Proposals for a Symposium to be held at the 2022 SSE/ASN/SSB Meeting in Cleveland, OH

Evolution 2022, June 24–28, Cleveland, OH, USA
Evolution 2022, June 24–28, Cleveland, OH, USA

Due October 15th, 2021

The American Society of Naturalists invites proposals for a special symposium at the 2022 annual joint meeting of the Society for the Study of Evolution, the American Society of Naturalists, and the Society of Systematic Biologists, to be held June 24-28, 2022, in Cleveland, OH.

Proposed symposium topics should support the Society’s goal to advance the conceptual unification of the biological sciences and to further knowledge in evolution, ecology, behavior, and organismal biology. Proposals should be synthetic and interdisciplinary and address important emerging issues in evolution, ecology, or behavior. A budget of $8,000 for travel, registration, and accommodation is provided to help defray expenses.

Proposals should include (1) a title; (2) a description of the symposium topic (one page); (3) a list of six speakers, including institutional affiliations, who have agreed to participate in the symposium; (4) a justification for the symposium, explaining why the topic and speakers are appropriate for a Society-sponsored symposium (up to one page).

Please submit proposals no later than midnight Eastern Time on October 15, 2021, by email ( as a single pdf attachment, under subject heading: ASN Symposium Proposal: Evolution 2022. In line with the ASN's commitment to diversity, we encourage including speakers from groups who have been historically excluded from STEM. Therefore, proposals that include a diverse list of speakers from a range of backgrounds, institutions, career stages, geography, gender, race etc. are especially encouraged.

The Society’s selection committee will evaluate proposals based on the likelihood of attracting a substantial audience, the significance and timeliness of the topic, and on the topic’s differing substantively from recent symposia hosted by the Society. All applicants will be notified of the decision before the end of November.

Marjorie Weber
ASN Symposium Committee Chair
Department of Plant Biology, Program in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, & Behavior
Michigan State University