Workshop Proposal Submission Guidelines
Workshop Proposal Deadline: November 30, 2019
We are looking for workshops, round tables, and working groups that share knowledge of materials, techniques, and new ideas to Annual Meeting participants. In this way, we can improve the entire field of paleontological preparation. All proposals will be reviewed by the Annual Meeting Committee, with oversight by the Board.
Some suggested topics for workshops:
Round Tables can discuss common problems and try to achieve a solution that will benefit all, including topics like: best practices in the lab and the field, volunteers and the volunteer experience, professionalization of the field of preparation.
Working Groups can create standardized documents (ethics guidelines, destructive sampling guidelines, lab protocols, collections use protocols) that can be widely shared on the AMMP website.
The following questions will be covered in the Proposal Form. Please answer them as completely as possible.
For a workshop example, please click on the PDF below:
Adherence to AMMP Ethics Guidelines
By submitting your workshop proposal, you are agreeing to abide by AMMP Ethics Guidelines as set forth in the Charter. [https://www.paleomethods.org/About-Us-2]
The AMMP abstract disclaimer applies to workshops (methods/materials presented at AMMP may not necessarily reflect the views of the organization). By submitting a workshop proposal (and by the Board and the Annual Meeting Committee approving/accepting said proposal) the individual and AMMP are essentially reaching an agreement, in which the presenter/instructor agrees to offer their best effort at demonstrating their understanding of best practices in a manner that is consistent with the ethics of AMMP, and the organization is offering their trust that such efforts will be made and providing a forum/venue for the workshop.
You can mention products in your proposal and during the workshop, but the AMMP meeting is not a forum for a sales pitch of your product.