Participation Guidelines

The guidelines below encourage a wide and diverse set of presenters.

Each participant may do one activity from each of categories A–E:

  1. Deliver a main presentation (one of the following):
    • Present in a refereed session
    • Present in a lightning session
  2. Chair a session
  3. Participate in a plenary session
  4. Serve as a discussant
  5. Teach a short course

While the above guidelines allow for multiple presenting roles within the SDSS program, please note that a person cannot hold multiple roles within one session.

In addition, the participation rules do not preclude individuals from being co-authors of as many papers as they wish or from organizing multiple sessions (if applicable).

Only the program chair of SDSS 2023, with ample justification, may grant exceptions to the above rules.

Key Dates

  • September 30, 2022
    Refereed Online Abstract Submission Opens
  • January 9, 2023 11:59 PM
    Refereed Online Abstract Submission Closes
  • February 1, 2023
    Lightning Abstract Submission Opens
  • February 1, 2023
    Early Registration and Housing Open
  • March 10, 2023 11:59 PM
    Lightning Abstract Submission Closes
  • April 20, 2023
    Early Registration Deadline
  • April 20, 2023
    Speaker Registration Deadline
  • April 21, 2023
    Regular Registration (increased fees apply)
  • May 1, 2023
    Housing Deadline, 5:00 p.m. CT
  • May 23, 2023 – May 26, 2023
    SDSS 2023 in St. Louis, MO