Scientific Program > Mini-Symposia

The Scientific Committee is now accepting mini-symposium proposals for the 23rd International Seaweed Symposium, which will take place on Jeju Island, South Korea, from April 28 ~ May 3, 2019. These symposia will have four speakers that possibly include organizer(s). Each symposium will be two hours in length, which includes short introductory remarks by the organizer(s), a 20-minute talk by each speaker, and 5 minutes for questions following each talk. We anticipate having up to 16 mini-symposia.


Proposals are due June 30, 2018. They will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee, who will use the criteria listed below. Final decisions will be made by July 31, 2018.


Proposal Criteria
The topic should be novel, timely, and interesting to a broad range of algal researchers. Innovative approaches and analyses are encouraged. The topic and proposed speakers should not duplicate or substantially overlap other symposia presented at the meeting. The proposed list of speakers should represent a good balance between established and new investigators, have equitable representation and reflect international diversity.


Proposal Content
Name and affiliation of symposium chair/corresponding organizer. Symposium title and goal. Please specify the extent to which your symposium contributes an innovative and/or integrative view for algal research. The basic theme or area the symposium. A list of the proposed speakers and a brief (200 words) summary about the symposium topic. A statement that specifies which of the proposed speakers have agreed to participate if your symposium is chosen.


The Scientific Committee may suggest revisions to your proposal to ensure diversity and non-duplication issues. We are working to raise funds for the conference, however, at this time we cannot promise financial support. Therefore, symposium organizers should not make commitments to speakers regarding financial support.


Submission of Proposals
Please email your proposal by June 30, 2018 to the secretariat of ISS 2019 at Please submit the proposal as a pdf attachment.