Call for Special Symposia

Proposal Requirements

To be considered, potential Special Symposium Chairs should submit a proposal that includes the details as noted below:


Please include the name, affiliation, country, email address, and a brief biography for each co-chair and subcommittee member.


Special Symposium title, summary, attendance, i.e. Is the topic widely discussed by different research and industrial groups around the world? What type of audience is targeted?

Motivation & Scope:

To be incorporated into the conference program, Special Symposia are organized in 90-minute sessions. In the past, the symposium lengths have ranged from one or two sessions, with upwards of a full day of sessions.

Mentorship, Networking, & Outreach:

Please share your ideas for ancillary events that may provide mentorship to students, local excursions, networking amongst the attendees, lab automation hackathons, and outreach to local chapters.

Additional information about past Special Symposia at IPC can be found here.
For questions about the submission process please contact Michael Brodsky, Program Vice-Chair,

Please submit your proposals via the Proposal Submission Form.