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Welcome to the EGU General Assembly 2022 Call-for-sessions

The EGU General Assembly 2022 (EGU22) will be held on site at the Austria Center Vienna (ACV), with online components provided to enable virtual attendance, from 3 to 8 April 2022.

We hereby invite you to take an active part in organizing the scientific programme of the conference from now until 6 September 2021.

Please suggest (i) new sessions with conveners and description and (ii) modifications to the skeleton programme sessions. Explore the programme groups (PGs) above, when making suggestions. Study those sessions that already exist and put your proposal into the PG that is most closely aligned with the proposed session's subject area.

You have the possibility of proposing either physical oral/poster sessions with a hybrid component or fully hybrid vPICO sessions. The latter will combine the well-established PICO concept and the vPICO concept experimented with at vEGU21, which will offer the opportunity to address a truly worldwide and diverse audience. For details, please see the provisional format.

Please note

a) We create a new programme every year, and the programme groups therefore do not show sessions from last year. This means that all session proposals need to be submitted even if similar sessions were run in previous years.

b) The deadline for suggesting Union Symposia and Great Debates is 16 August 2021.

Points to be considered when suggesting a session, short-course, or townhall meeting

1) Session conveners

We strongly encourage inclusive and diverse convener teams that reflect (i) multiple countries and institutes; (ii) different career stages, especially the inclusion of early career scientists; and (iii) gender diversity. We ask for a minimum of 2 active conveners (1 convener and 1 co-convener) with a maximum of 5 conveners (1 convener and 4 co-conveners) per session. The EGU allows a maximum of 3 (co-) convenerships in total, 1 of which as lead convener. Please confirm with all conveners that they agree to take part in the proposed session and carefully read the convener guidelines.

2) Session programme group (PG)

When making suggestions, browse the programme groups above and place your proposal only into the PG that is most closely aligned with the proposed session's subject area. Please avoid submitting session proposals that are similar to sessions already suggested. In such a case, it is possible to suggest modifications to an earlier session proposal. If the subject area of your proposal is strongly aligned with two or more PGs, co-organization is possible and encouraged between PGs. You will be able to indicate PGs that you believe should be approached for co-organization. Please only put your session proposal into one PG.

3) Inter- and Transdisciplinary Sessions (ITS)

ITS look for links between disciplines in a coordinated and coherent effort, trying to create new approaches that would not be possible if handled separately. The ITS programme highlights new themes each year. If you plan to propose an Inter- and Transdisciplinary Session, please submit your proposal in programme group ITS and indicate other relevant programme groups for co-organization. We ask you to identify one other programme group that will become the scientific leader of the event. Accepted ITS will be part of the session programme of the scientific leader in addition to the ITS programme. For more information, please see the guidelines.

4) Short courses (SC)

Short courses are subject to application and final decision by the SC programme group chairs. Short courses will be offered in different formats and organizers are asked to read the SC guidelines before submitting their proposal.

5) Townhall and splinter meetings

You can apply for townhall meetings from now until mid-January 2022. Townhall meetings offer an active discussion platform that is open to all interested participants to inform them of new opportunities and initiatives. All townhall meetings will be scheduled from 19:00 to 20:00. Splinter meeting rooms can be booked for smaller, targeted discussion groups. Splinter meeting booking is open from the end of October 2021 and is not part of the public call for session proposals.

6) Session programme composition

The EGU22 Programme Committee will consider all suggested sessions and use these to compile the final session programme as the basis for the abstract submission. Conveners of approved sessions will be asked to actively promote their sessions, and the public will be invited to submit their abstracts. This will be announced in a separate email.

7) Contact

If you have questions about the appropriateness of a specific session topic, please contact the programme group chair and/or the officers of the specific EGU22 Programme Group.

Please inform your colleagues about these opportunities. We look forward to receiving your suggestions. Thank you very much in advance.