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New Symposia Chairs and Vice Chairs. TRAINING. Committee Structure. Symposia – Topic Groups Some have subgroups – used to be stand alone sessions, but we realigned last year so that they all come under symposia. Affiliated with Standing WEF Committee (usually), but separate

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committee structure
Committee Structure
  • Symposia– Topic Groups
    • Some have subgroups – used to be stand alone sessions, but we realigned last year so that they all come under symposia.
    • Affiliated with Standing WEF Committee (usually), but separate
  • Leaders – George Martin, Paul Causey, Sarah Reeves
  • Staff – Susan Merther, Mary Ann Linder, Lauren Henretty
main duties
Main Duties
  • Maintain Symposium
  • Communication
  • Program Formation
  • Strategic Direction
maintain symposium
Maintain Symposium
  • Customs and Culture
  • Rosters
  • Recruiting
  • Balance
  • Fill In – Emergency Help Onsite
  • Reinforce WEF Messages
  • Symposia Members
  • Moderators and Assistant Moderators
  • Speakers
  • Staff
program formation
Program Formation
  • Select Abstracts
  • Select Session Proposals
  • Procedures:
    • First Check for Topic
    • Second Check for Quality
    • Review for 6 Criteria
    • Look at Scores
    • Group Like Abstracts
    • Form Sessions from Abstracts and Session Proposals
    • Name Moderators and Assistant Moderators
    • Attend Mid-year to Finalize and Place Sessions
strategic direction
Strategic Direction
  • Topic Coverage (Call for Abstracts +)
    • Current and Core
    • Future and “Fringe”
    • Breadth and Depth
  • Audiences
    • Core
    • Niche
  • Where Should We Be in 5 or More Years?

Don’t forget resources available for you:

  • Committee Leadership
  • Staff
  • Other Steering Group Leaders
online abstract review
Online Abstract Review

Training for Symposia Chairs and Vice Chairs

important notes
Important Notes
  • Control Number
  • Length and Format of Abstracts
    • Problems With Graphic Will Show:

Internet Explorer:



  • Let us know of problems – in comment box
  • Optimized for Explorer 7 – may not be able to see everything you need (log in page has instructions)
2 main paths
2 Main Paths
  • Online One at a Time
  • Print Out in Bulk, Return to Score
Log In: make sure your system is optimized to run Oasis. Follow the instructions on the left. Then log in to the system.

Bulk View/PrintPrint in batches up to 50 at a time (can do 10, 15, 20, etc.)Can sort by various things – optional

Standard options – Review Abstracts: Can print from here, but one at a time as you view it. Must score before moving on to next one.

Quick Score: Review multiple abstracts in one long list. Use also to find specific abstracts. Must hit save and continue.


Edit/View Scores: Select which abstract to review from a list of all abstracts. Review abstracts one by one. Must hit save and continue.

  • Due December 16 at the latest
  • Let us know when you are done
  • Will see criteria – can score if you want to, but will overwrite next round if you score again
  • Boxes to check other topics – can do as many as needed, but recommend one or two at most
  • Check box to immediately remove
  • Comment box – anything to help guide next group or to designate top choice if you checked more than one