The Program Committee will attempt to accommodate as many networking interest groups as possible. However, due to scheduling and space considerations, not all networking interest groups may be accommodated
- Scheduling: Interest group meetings will be scheduled on Thursday and Friday during breakfast or lunchtime sessions. Scheduling is rotated each year so no interest group is assigned to the same schedule each year.
- Interest Group Venues: For the 2019 Annual Meeting, in order to accommodate as many groups as possible, networking interest group sessions will be scheduled in one of several formats:
A. Standard Meeting Room Spaces
B. Themed tabletop conversations depending on pre-registration numbers or historical attendance
C. Meeting spaces that are shared in common with other networking interest groups (as described below)
- Combining Interest Groups:Upon review of all interest group submissions, the Program Committee may request, at their discretion, certain interest groups with similarly themed topics combine into one unified interest group session during the annual meeting. The online submission process allows submitting authors to identify one or two other SGIM Networking Interest Groups with which they would consider combining. Every effort will be made to accommodate these scheduling requests, but the Program Committee determines the final schedule.
- Poster Walk and Talk Option:For the 2019 Annual Meeting, this additional networking opportunity will be offered to interest groups. If your interest group is interested in hosting a poster walk-and-talk, the online submission form will include a section to indicate that preference. Selection of the poster walk-and-talk option will not affect scheduling of your networking interest group time, but it will allow for additional time to be set aside for networking and poster discussion during one of the poster sessions. The poster walk-and-talk option will be offered to those who indicate interest during the online submission process, and at the discretion of the program committee in discussion with the networking interest group coordinator.
Scheduling Conflicts: The online submission process allows submitting authors to identify one or two other SGIM Interest Groups with which scheduling conflicts should be avoided. Every effort will be made to accommodate these scheduling requests, but the Program Committee determines the final schedule. Do not enter more than one interest group in the two text fields available to you during this step of the online submission.