Submit a symposium

Each submission is evaluated by the Scientific Committee of the BCCCD. Submissions are reviewed according to the following criteria: (i) clarity of formulation and conceptualization; (ii) innovativeness and originality; (iii) 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:
(i) 4 presentations,
(ii) 3 presentations and a discussant.

We have set up a Facebook page for potential symposium participants to find each other. Please visit the BCCCD20 Symposium finder.

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


Submissions openAugust 01, 2019
Symposia submission deadlineSeptember 08, 2019 midnight CET (GMT+1)
DecisionsSeptember 30, 2019

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