Proposing Workshops

Workshops at IMSI are typically interdisciplinary in character, and up to a week in length.  They need not be within the scope of Institute themes. Workshops are generally scheduled a year in advance, but shorter timelines may be considered if circumstances warrant.  Standalone workshops are most often scheduled during the winter (January-March) or summer (June-August), but may be scheduled during other times of year if time is available on our workshop calendar.  Proposals for workshops should include the following elements:

Workshop organizers are expected to work to attract a diverse group of participants, where diversity is measured across a number of dimensions, including gender, race, ethnicity, career stage, employment sector, and research area.  Efforts in this direction generally begin with careful attention to the composition of the organizing committee and the list of proposed speakers.  Proposals which do not reflect such attention are less likely to be approved.

Workshop proposals can be sent to [email protected].  Proposals will be considered by the Directors and the Scientific Advisory Committee, and revisions may be requested.  Unless there are compelling reasons, workshop proposals should be approved a year or more in advance. Once proposals are approved, the Director will set the budget.  Registration for workshops is managed through the Institute.