39th Annual Workshop/Conference
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI, USA
June 13-16, 2017
15 March 2017
We invite participants to submit a proposal to present a mini workshop at the
39th annual meeting of the Association for Biology Laboratory
Education (ABLE). Mini workshops are 45 minutes in
length (some mini workshops may be presented twice). Mini workshops
are given to present novel curricular approaches to teaching biology. They are not strictly limited to presentations about teaching in a laboratory setting. They may be presented as a lecture, demonstration, computer laboratory, or hands-on wet-lab activity. All the mini-workshop presentations include some audience participation and discussion.
The mini workshop submission deadline is March 15. A decision on provisional acceptance is made within 1-2 weeks of the deadline and a notification letter sent shortly thereafter. Please submit early and email a request for expedited review to the mini workshop chair, if you need an early decision to facilitate funding. Final acceptance is contingent on the primary presenter's paid conference registration by May 1.
Presenters supply much of their own materials, including
handouts, and are responsible for all conference and travel
costs. The host will provide general lab equipment,
such as glassware, and some help with laboratory supplies. Requests
for laboratory supplies provided by the host institution
need to be clearly described in your application below. Please
contact the conference host if
you have questions regarding equipment or supplies. The
first author, or designated author, of each miniworkshop
presentation will be mailed a $50 honorarium after completion
of the workshop. The conference program and registration form is announced each year on the conference website around March 1. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the conference host.
Please fill out and submit the Mini workshop application form below. Information is sent directly to the mini workshop committee members. Applicants receive a web page confirmation that it was successfully sent; please keep a copy of it for your records.
Members of the 2017 Mini Workshop Committee are: Mindy McCarville
(Chair; Mindy.McCarville@dal.ca), Sylvie Bardin, Joe Newsome, and Marcy Darby.