Call for Proposals

Town Halls


Let your voice be heard! Town halls provide a valuable opportunity for government agencies, academic programs, special projects, and other focused interest groups to gather input from the broader marine sciences community that gathers at the Ocean Sciences Meeting every two years. Town halls are one hour in length and will be scheduled Monday through Thursday during lunch. Town halls are open to all meeting participants.

The town hall proposal submission deadline was 11:59 p.m. ET on 24 May 2023.

  • The description should be not more than 200 words, including target audience and goals.
  • Town hall proposals must include a primary contact, including affiliation, as well as a list of proposed speaker names, if applicable.
    • Please add as much information as known at the time of submission. If accepted, you will have an opportunity to update your list of participants at a later date.
  • All town hall participants and organizers must register to attend the Ocean Sciences Meeting to attend the town hall; online registration will open in August and one day registrations will be available.

The Ocean Sciences Meeting Program Committee will review and assess the proposals and finalize the schedule for all approved town halls. Notification letters will be distributed via email in early November.