Extended Deadline - Call For Proposals: SLB 2020 SIGs

Call For Proposals: SLB 2020 Special Interest Group Satellites

There is still time to submit a proposal for this opportunity! Submit by January 24th!

SLB is pleased to provide a platform for society members to organize their own 2020 session.  These Special Interest Group Satellites (SIGs) will be held on September 30, 2020 in association with the annual meeting. Proposals will be reviewed by the conference program chairs to ensure there is no conflict in topics and/or speakers.


Each slot is 3 hours and will be assigned to either a 1-4pm or 6-9pm time slot.

SLB will provide:

  • A session room with seating capacity for 40 and presentation AV (screen, PC laptop, projector, microphone)
  • Satellite session advertised in all meeting announcements, on the website, in the program booklet and event app, and as a special registration item for attendees.
  • 5 complimentary main meeting registrations to be assigned at the chairs discretion.
SIG Organizers will be responsible for:
  • Organizing their session including acting as session chair and selecting, inviting and confirming all speakers. All speakers must be approved by SLB before they are formally invited. Proposed speaker line-ups should consider diversity in representation both in speaker gender balance and also speakers from a variety of institutions. A 3 hour session is provided and it is at the discretion of the organizer to schedule an appropriate number of speakers.
  • Providing all session information to SLB by the indicated deadlines.
  • Ensuring chairs and speakers complete their travel and housing arrangements and that they are aware of reimbursements, if any, the session organizers are providing. SLB will not communicate with satellite speakers nor will SLB provide any reimbursement for expenses incurred by satellite speakers or chairs.
  • Informing SLB of the 5 complimentary registration designations and ensuring all speakers/chairs are registered for the meeting. If more than 5 speakers are invited, they must register for the conference.
  • Ensuring that all chairs and speakers are aware of SLB’s speaker disclosure requirements.
  • Deadline to submit proposals – January 24, 2020 (do not formally invite speakers until approved by SLB)
Proposal Requirements:
  • Satellite Session title
  • Satellite Organizer(s)/Chair(s) (Name, institution)
  • Proposed Speaker(s) (Name, institution, and tentative talk title)
  • Confirm understanding of the roles and responsibilities of each party.
  • Other requests/special needs/considerations.

Other Notes:

  • All meeting participants (including chairs and speakers) must register for the main meeting. No complimentary guests are permitted to attend the satellite session.
  • If the organizer plans to secure outside sponsorship for the session, please contact the SLB offices to discuss the arrangements prior to any firm agreements.
  • Proposal submitter must be a current society member and renewed for 2020.
  • SLB will charge those registering to attend a SIG a nominal participation fee. This fee does not apply to the SIG chair(s) or speakers.

Submit proposals and/or questions to [email protected]