Call for Special Session

Call for Special Session – Deadline 31st of January

We invite you to submit a Special Session to be held during the 8th Congress of the International Society for Applied Phycology- ISAP2024, which will take place on 16-21 June 2024, in Porto, Portugal. Special Sessions offer an opportunity to explore specific topics in-depth through workshops, break-out events, lectures and/or presentations. We welcome diverse and engaging proposals that contribute to the overall conference theme Algae 2030: Challenges and Opportunities.

Types of Special Sessions:

  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Workshops should be interactive and provide hands-on learning experiences.
  • Topics should align with the conference theme and offer practical insights.
  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Break-out events can include panel discussions, roundtable sessions, or interactive forums.
  • Proposals should clearly outline the format and objectives of the event.
  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Lectures should present cutting-edge research, innovative ideas, or thought-provoking concepts related to the conference theme.
  • Presenters should encourage audience engagement through Q&A sessions.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Proposals should be submitted by open until 31st of January
  • Include a clear title, abstract (300 words), including a brief outline of the session’s objectives. The official language of the session is English.
  • Specify the type of session (workshop, break-out event, presentation/lecture, other).
  • Provide a list of key presenters, their affiliations, and a brief bio for each.
  • Highlight any special requirements for the session, such as equipment or space configurations.

Evaluation Criteria:

Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance to the conference theme.
  • Innovation and originality of the proposed session.
  • Qualifications and expertise of the presenters.
  • Potential for audience engagement and interaction.

Important Dates:

  • Submission Deadline: 30 December 2023
  • Notification of Acceptance: 16 February 2024

Submission Process:

Please submit your proposals via Submission form and direct any inquiries to
We look forward to receiving your creative and insightful proposals for Special Sessions that will contribute to the success of ISAP2024!