Paige, thanks for keeping us aware of all the conference deadlines! This is a really important service you are doing here.
Yes, let’s definitely try to make a big showing at OSM 2020! I think we do have enough breadth in our community to fill a session, although it would also be nice to partner with folks from ESIP (cc @rsignell) to get a broader and more inclusive session. We could also consider the “Innovative Session” option:
The Ocean Sciences Meeting is calling for innovative session proposals that can integrate virtual participation and presentation in a dynamic way through multiple engagement formats. These scientifically-focused events provide a chance for in-depth discussion and collaboration. Sessions should be executed in multiple presentation formats.
Innovative session proposals will be evaluated by the Ocean Sciences Meeting Program Committee (OSMPC) on scientific merit, the benefit for both remote and in-person attendees, technological feasibility, cost, and likelihood of success. Additionally, the Program Committee will consider the breadth and impact of the proposal toward showcasing OSM-related science and science-related issues. Conveners with a new vision of effective interactive presentation and discussion formats for ocean scientists should consider submitting.
A Pangeo tutorial where we actually teach people stuff would also be great, but I’m not sure it fits with the the OSM definition of tutorial:
Tutorial talks are meant to provide a review and synthesis of multiple results across a field of study, and not be primarily a presentation of the proposer’s own work. These talks should be designed to have a broad appeal to participants seeking an overview of a given topic. Tutorial talks are 30 minutes in length.