Call for proposals for Pangborn 2025

Deadline for Letter of Intent: 6 August 2021
Deadline for full proposals: 1 November 2021

Call for Pangborn 2025 Letter of Intent

The Executive Committee of the Pangborn Sensory Science Symposia is soliciting proposals for the 16th Pangborn Sensory Science Symposium to take place in 2025.

We invite those interested in chairing and hosting the 2025 Pangborn Symposium to submit a 1-page Letter of Intent (LOI) by 6 August 2021. All submitted LOIs will be reviewed by the full Pangborn Executive Committee, and based on these submissions, select groups will be invited to submit a detailed (full) proposal by 1 November 2021. A final decision will be made by the Executive Committee in mid-December and communicated to all submitters prior to the end of the year.

Proposals from all geographical regions will be considered, and proposals from a team of chairs located in different geographical regions are welcome. Potential chairs may propose to host the conference in any location of their choosing. The proposed conference should last 4 or 5 days, and the proposed location should be able to accommodate ~1200 delegates in person, with appropriate space for 3 or 4 simultaneous tracks of programming.

The Executive Committee aspires that the Pangborn Symposium maintain its status as the leading global conference for Sensory & Consumer Science. The conference should be widely regarded as scientifically excellent, by attracting the best researchers in the field to present their work, and by drawing attendance from all major stakeholder groups (academics, students, industrial practitioners and researchers, service providers, and vendors). A key criterion in selecting chairs to host the 2025 conference will be demonstrated experience, vision and passion to fulfill this aspiration.

The initial LOI should not exceed 1-pg and should include the following information:

Please send the 1-pg LOI as a PDF to the current chair of the Executive Committee (John Hayes; jeh40@psu.edu) via email by 6 August 2021. Interested parties are invited to contact Dr. Hayes with any specific questions prior to the deadline.

Specifications of Detailed Proposal to Host the 2025 Pangborn Symposium

The Pangborn Executive Committee is soliciting proposals for the 2025 Pangborn Sensory Science Symposium using a multi-step process. A 1-pg Letter of Intent (LOI) is due 6 Aug 2021; following a down-selection by the Executive Committee, full proposals from selected applicants will be due 1 November 2021. Selected applicants will then be asked to attend a virtual meeting with the Executive Committee in mid-December 2021 to answer any additional questions about their proposal. A final decision will be made and communicated prior to the end of 2021.

Proposals from all geographical regions will be considered, and proposals from a committee of individuals located in different geographical regions are welcome. Potential chairs may propose to host the conference in any location of their choosing. The proposed conference should last 4 or 5 days, and the proposed location should be able to accommodate ~1200 delegates in person, with appropriate space for 3 or 4 simultaneous tracks of programming.

The Pangborn Executive Committee aspires that the Symposium maintain its status as the leading global conference for Sensory & Consumer Science. The conference should be widely regarded as scientifically excellent, by attracting the best researchers in the field to present their work, and by drawing attendance from all major stakeholder groups (academics, students, industrial practitioners and researchers, service providers, and vendors). A key criterion in selecting chairs of the 2025 conference will be demonstrated experience, vision and passion to fulfill this aspiration.

The Executive Committee has selected Elsevier to assist with administration of the 2025 Pangborn Symposium. On behalf of the Executive committee, Elsevier is responsible for all administrative, budgetary, logistical and organizational elements of the Pangborn Symposium. Further details on Elsevier’s role, relative to the organizing chairs and the Executive Committee are available from John Hayes or Joanne Hort (chair, and chair-elect of the Executive Committee, respectively). General information about conference aspirations, values, and customs, and hereby essential background information for prospective chairs is also available on request.

We encourage those who submit proposals to work up-front (prior to deadlines listed above) with the Executive Committee and Elsevier regarding their proposed venue to ensure it can accommodate the conference requirements. For such assistance, please contact Janet Haynes(jm.haynes@elsevier.com)  at Elsevier and/or John Hayes and Joanne Hort (on behalf of the Executive Committee).

Information that must be included in the full proposal:

1. Proposed organizers (Symposium Chair/s), as well as an organizing committee for the 2025 Symposium:

2. Proposed conference themes and topics

3. Location (city/country)

4. Meeting venue and accommodation

5. Cultural and entertainment options

6. Letters of support (Organizational, financial, in-kind)

 

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