The 2020 SERO AGM and Workshop will be held at the Québec RE3 Conference.

www.re3-quebec2020.org

 

SERO is participating in the conference organization through the following committees:

Field Trip and Tour Committee

Ontario Representation:

  • TBD – Nigel Finney – SERO / Conservation Halton

The duties of the Field Trip and Tour Committee of an event are:

  • to work in conjunction with the LOC/PCO to ensure that clear and correct instructions are included in the Circulars and Call for Papers for persons who want to participate to field trips, excursions, and tours;
  • to make all arrangements for field trips, excursions, and tours (name of the participants, itineraries, reservations, bus, hotels, meals, snacks, drinks, guides etc.);
  • to provide a field guide with maps of the route and short summary & other written material of all sites that will be visited;
  • to manage all aspects of the field trips, excursions, and tours;
  • to provide budgets and final financial reports for the field trips after the event.

 

Partnership and Exhibition Committee

Ontario Representation:

  • TBD – Nigel Finney – SERO / Conservation Halton

The duties of this Committee of an event are:

  • to make arrangements for commercial exhibitions
  • to check if there are any regulations that pertain to this activity, e.g. commercial sales;
  • to solicit vendors, e.g. peat producers, and other companies, book dealers, publishers, non-profit or professional organisations;
  • to rent exhibition spaces
  • to rent or provide stand building material, decorations, staff, guards etc. if agreed on
  • to make custom regulations of the host country known
  • to provide information on how material can be shipped to and from the venue
  • to provide storage space, if needed

Scientific Committee

Ontario Representation:

  • Dr. Maria Strack – University of Waterloo
  • Dr. Steve Murphy – University of Waterloo
  • Kate Hayes – Credit Valley Conservation
  • Nigel Finney – SERO / Conservation Halton

 

The duties of the Scientific Committee(s) are:

  • to provide information for the Circulars and Call for Papers
  • to define deadlines for submission of abstracts;
  • to approve and schedule special sessions (symposia, workshops, plenary lectures, invited papers, etc.);
  • to receive abstract submissions and send the acknowledgement letters;
  • to receive the student award applications and forward them to the Student Award Committee;
  • to accept or reject submissions for places on the Scientific Program;
  • to determine the schedule and arrangement for the scientific sessions;
  • to select session chairs;
  • to coordinate activities during the event to ensure that the scientific program is carried out in a timely and efficient manner;
  • to approve scientific invited speakers;
  • to submit program material to the PCO on schedule;
  • to arrange and coordinate the conduct of the Scientific Program (session chairs, projectionists, etc.).