This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule
As you are aware, coronavirus is having a global impact and the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control have instituted recommendations that include social distancing and cancelling conferences and large gatherings. Since safety of our attendees is always GRC's highest priority, the GRC Board of Trustees has decided to withdraw this conference and it will be rescheduled for 2022. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution and to alleviate the concerns of our conference communities that are scheduled to meet in this timeframe.
The Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Biogenic Hydrocarbons and the Atmosphere brings together young professionals in biogenic hydrocarbon to present and discuss interdisciplinary research and exchange cutting-edge ideas in a casual and friendly environment among peers with comparable levels of experience.
Biogenic hydrocarbons exert significant impacts in ecosystem, atmosphere chemistry, and climate. In the context of the 20th anniversary of Gordon Research Conference on Biogenic Hydrocarbons and the Atmosphere, this GRS aims to explore hydrocarbon-atmosphere dynamics, with a focus on the production, interactions, and the roles of biogenic hydrocarbons in a changing climate. Drawing on research performed at multiple scales and through a variety of approaches, this seminar will provide young investigators an excellent opportunity to explore biogenic hydrocarbon research outside of their expertise, as well as a "breaking-the-ice" opportunity prior to the Gordon Research Conference.
The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by April 4, 2020. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.
Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.