AIBS has considerable experience with meeting planning and operations. In addition to managing multi-panel peer review meetings, we support all aspects of large meetings for many other purposes. We have supported meetings with attendance of up to 4,000. Some examples of meetings we have supported are below:
For over 20 years, AIBS SPARS has coordinated the 'Dissertations in Chemical Oceanography' conferences for the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research. Most recently, this annual meeting was held in Hawaii. AIBS SPARS makes all lodging and meeting facility arrangements, develops and distributes meeting materials from invitation to abstract compilation, provides onsite meeting support, and designs Web-based meeting support operations.
More recently, AIBS SPARS has begun coordinating the Physical Oceanography Dissertations Symposium (PODS), now held in conjunction with the DISCO meeting. AIBS SPARS organizes this meeting from start to finish, providing all services to ensure a productive, cost-effective, successful meeting.
|Meeting||Dissertations in Chemical Oceanography (DISCO), Physical Oceanography Dissertations Symposium (PODS)|
|Participants||Invited Ph.D. students, invited speakers, representatives of NSF, ONR, NOAA, NASA|
|Services Provided||Web site services, recruitment of attendees, selection of appropriate meeting site, all contractual arrangements, budget development, menus, invitations, travel arrangements (airfare, lodging and per diem), travel vouchers, onsite meeting support, all supplies and printing, all onsite functions (including mixers, photos, banquet, etc.), and offsite outings.|