Symposium Working Groups

Several different breakout options are available at the 87th Symposium. They are outlined below and you can view the complete list here.

  • Composite Group (CG) – consists of 4 or more WGs that have a common thread of interest
  • Working Group (WG) –consists of from 15 to 50 professionals with similar interests in the specialized subject that is the purview of that group
  • Distributed Working Group (DWG) - address topics that are not directly addressed by existing WGs, that have more material to cover than can be met by a single ninety minute Special Session, and may have already been addressed by a Focus Session in the past; hold joint sessions with various WGs
  • Focus Sessions – two or more working group sessions focused on a particular new or as-yet-unsatisfied area of interest to the membership
  • Tutorials – educational in nature and of general interest to attendees
  • Special Sessions – organized around a central topic or theme considered of interest to a large portion of symposium attendees
  • Demonstrations – hands-on software or technology showcase
  • Posters – highlights of a particular topic
  • Short Course – a ten-hour instructional course that earns attendees 1.0 CEU