Submit a symposium

Each submission is evaluated by the Scientific committee of the BCCCD. Submissions are reviewed according to the following criteria: (1) clarity of formulation and conceptualization, (2) innovativeness and originality, (3) current relevance of topic for developmental science.

Symposia should reflect cohesion among presentations, relevance of presentations to the topic, and expression of different views. Symposia that include multiple presentations from the same set of authors or lab group will receive lower priority for acceptance than symposia that include presentations from at least 3 distinct research groups.

We encourage two symposia formats:
- (1) 4 presentations,
- (2) 3 presentations and a discussant.

We have set up a Facebook page for potential symposium participants to find each other. Please visit the BCCCD18 Symposium finder.

The symposium submission form can be found here.
Submissions should be sent directly to


Submissions openJune 06, 2017
Symposia submission deadline September 11, 2017 midnight CET (GMT+1)
DecisionsOctober 02, 2017

Abstracts received after the deadline will not be considered. All accepted abstracts will be published in the abstract booklet.

Important: If you do not receive a confirmation within a few days of submitting the symposium, please contact us at