2019 Conference

Call for Proposals - Networking Sessions

The MATSOL Conference Committee is seeking proposals from members to plan and facilitate networking sessions at the MATSOL 2019 Conference.

Networking sessions are informal facilitated sessions that provide opportunities for members to connect and share ideas with other members around areas of common interest. The sessions take place each day of the conference for 30 minutes after the lunch and keynote. A networking session may be repeated on two or three days, to allow conference participants to attend a different session on each day. Networking sessions may have more than one facilitator.

Session Information

Length: 30 minute facilitated sessions (not a presentation)

Time: 1:45 - 2:15 PM

Days: Wednesday 5/29, Thursday 5/30 and/or Friday 5/31

Topics: See the 2018 Networking Session list for some ideas, but we welcome other topics and formats that encourage connection between members, discussion, and sharing.

Materials: MATSOL can supply materials such as chart paper, note cards, post-it notes, and pens for use during your session upon request.

Proposals Due: Proposals were due on March 18 but we will continue to consider new proposals on a rolling basis through April or until the session slots are filled. 


Prepare your proposal information (below) and then submit it online: www.matsol.org/2019-conference

  1. Session Title (10 words max)
  2. Session Abstract (40 words max for the conference program)
  3. Outline of activities (250 words max) - Please describe the activities in your session using the following structure:
    1. 3-5 mins - Introduction
    2. 20-25 mins - Interactive activity (not presentation)
    3. 3-5 mins – Closure
  4. Since one of the purposes of this session is to connect and share ideas with other members around areas of common interest, what opportunities might you be interested in to extend the conversation after the conference?  (Optional) Examples: Create an elist, start a new SIG, connect with another SIG, follow up online or face to face meetings, publish a list of resources, etc.
  5. On which days can you facilitate a session (1-3 days)?  Wednesday 5/29, Thursday 5/30 AND/OR Friday 5/31
  6. Presenter Information (up to 2): Name, affiliation, job title, email, phone
Download: Networking Sessions - Call for Proposals

Complete the proposal form: https://goo.gl/forms/0KZikGH2jslS83ws2