18th COLOSS Conference (2022 COLOSS eConference)

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TOPICS:

International meeting of COLOSS to provide an update on the network’s achievements and future directions.

Main Event:

  • Updates from Core Project and Task Forces.
  • Rapid Presentations by conference participants.
  • Annual General Assembly Meeting, including COLOSS Executive Committee elections
    • To self-nominate for an Executive Committee position, please click HERE. Deadline is Wednesday, October 12.

Workshops:

  • Each Core Project and Task Force will host an online workshop that is open to all registered conference participants.

DATE/TIME:

Wednesday, November 2Thursday, November 3

  • Main Event: A detailed schedule will be posted soon.

Monday, October 17Monday, October 31

LOCATION:

ZOOM

All registered attendees will be provided with instructions on how to join the Main Event on Monday, October 31, and a couple days prior to each Workshop.

Registered participants will need a computer or smart device with internet connectivity. There is no need to create a log-in with Zoom.

REGISTRATION:

Registration is required to participate in main event and workshops.

Registration deadline: Wednesday, October 12 (23.59 CET)

Registration fee: $30 USD

Please register using the button below. Payment of the registration fee should be made during the registration process (you will be redirected to an Auburn University site for payment).

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If you did not pay your registration fee during registration, please click HERE. This will direct you to the Auburn University payment site. For this, a log-in is not required; please ‘Checkout as Guest’.

WHO CAN REGISTER:

Only COLOSS members can register and participate in the 2022 COLOSS Conference.

COLOSS is open to any scientific professional (e.g. researcher, veterinarian, extension agent) interested in the well-being of bees.

COLOSS membership is free. To request membership, please click HERE; please note that the approval process may take several days, so request membership well in advanced of the conference registration deadline.

CORE PROJECTS & TASK FORCE WORKSHOPS:

Core Projects and Task Forces will host a workshop between Monday, October 17 and Monday, October 31 that is open to all registered conference participants. Registered participants will receive instructions on how to join these workshops a few days prior to the event.

PRESENTATIONS & ABSTRACTS:

Registered participants are invited to present their scientific work to the 2022 COLOSS eConference in the form of a recorded Rapid Presentation. In such case, a written Abstract aligned to the recorded Rapid Presentation is required. Submission of a Rapid Presentation and Abstract are not required to participate in the Conference. Submission of only a Rapid Presentation or submission of only an Abstract is not allowed.

Rapid Presentations viewed during the conference’s Main Event will be selected by an evaluation committee consisting of COLOSS Executive Committee members. They will also be available for viewing by conference participants for 2 weeks after the conference on a secured conference page. Rapid Presentations not selected by the evaluation committee to be showcased during the conference will also be available for viewing by conference participants for 2 weeks after the conference.

Only registered participants will be allowed to view the recordings (i.e. viewing by the general public will not be allowed). Viewing instructions will be provided during the conference.

All abstracts of presentations given during the event will be included in the 2022 COLOSS eConference Proceedings, which will be made publicly available on the COLOSS website after the conference.

Presentation Upload

Abstract:

Participants submitting a recorded Rapid Presentation should submit their written abstract during the registration process. The deadline for registration and abstract submissions is Wednesday, October 12 (23.59 CET). There will be no exceptions.

The abstract should include the names and affiliations of each contributor to the research being communicated during the Rapid Presentation. The body of the abstract should be no more than 3,000 characters, including spaces.

Rapid Presentation:

The deadline for Rapid Presentation submission is Wednesday, October 19 (23.59 CET).

To upload your Rapid Presentation, please Click Here.

Specific rules are based on the University of Queensland’s Three Minute Thesis. The presentation should:

  1. Be no more than 3 minutes in length.
  2. Include one static Powerpoint Slide (i.e. no slide transitions, no animations).

Detailed instructions on how to create and upload your recorded Rapid Presentation using Panopto Recorder can be found HERE.

DEADLINES:

Conference registration & abstract submission: Wednesday, October 12 (23.59 CET) Register for the conference

Conference registration fee: Wednesday, October 12 (23.59 CET) Pay registration (Log-in not required; please ‘Checkout as Guest’)

Rapid presentation upload: Wednesday, October 19 (23.59 CET) Upload Presentation

No late registrations (including submissions) will be allowed due to the logistics required to organize this online event. Thank you for your consideration.

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QUESTIONS?

If you have questions concerning the conference, please reach out:

General online registration and Presentation upload: Jan Maehl (jan.maehl@coloss.org)

General COLOSS: Maria Bouga (mbouga@aua.gr) or Geoff Williams (williams@auburn.edu)

Recording of Rapid Presentations: Jack Rowe (wjr0001@auburn.edu)

Payment of registration fee: Kristen De La Fuente (kld0063@auburn.edu)