The DPS Committee has decided, out of concern for our community during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, to hold the 52nd DPS meeting as a virtual meeting, Oct 26-30, with possible additional activities planned for surrounding days. The meeting will be a mix of pre-recorded talks, virtual posters, live moderated discussions of these talks and posters, live plenary sessions, and asynchronous discussions throughout the week. The SOC is working the details - please stay tuned!
We anticipate opening abstract submission on July 17, with abstracts due on Aug 10. Details regarding the use of Hartmann travel grants will be forthcoming. We will be offering the Niebur fund for childcare; these grants will be augmented to account for virtual meeting attendance.
Please stay tuned for plans ancillary activities such as workshops and social events associated with the meeting.
Are you interested in helping to plan the DPS meeting as part of the Virtual Organizing Committee (VOC)? Please contact Amanda Hendrix at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are seeking input on ancillary virtual activities and communication tools that would make this meeting especially useful to those whose careers are being particularly impacted by the current pandemic.
We will plan to hold a future DPS meeting in Spokane. A huge thank you to Jason Barnes and the Spokane LOC for their work so far!
10 July 2020