Have you dreamed of having some of the experts in your research area visit Australia and give a talk? Do you fantasise about curating a really crucial workshop that sets the agenda for your speciality for the next five years? Or do you just look forward to meeting and building friendships and collaborations with others in your area?
You now have the opportunity to go at least part of the way to achieving these aspirations!
What do you need to do? You need to decide on a suitable topic and then find four or six people (who may include yourself) who would make a good program for this symposium and who will commit to attending SMB2018. Write your proposal and submit it below by 12 February 2018.
Examples of minisymposia from previous conferences can be found at www.math.utah.edu/~smb2017/program.html (under the MSX labels) and at www.ecmtb2016.org/schedule (which is useful as it also has the symposium abstracts as well as abstracts for the talks).
Minisymposium speakers should be chosen with an eye to gender and geographical balance and not include more than one speaker from any single research group. Minisymposium talks are usually 30 minutes long.
(Note SMB2018 provides no funding for minisymposium speakers or organisers---someone will almost certainly ask you this.)
2018 Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Biology & the Japanese Society for Mathematical Biology