Educational workshops will be offered on Sunday, 10 December (the day before the regular meeting sessions) and Thursday, 14 December (the day after the regular meeting sessions). Workshops are either ½ day (4 hours) or full day (8 hours), as defined by the organizer. Proposals for these workshops are evaluated by the SRA Conferences & Workshops Committee.
We are looking for proposals for workshops that meet basic member training needs. This year we especially encourage proposals aimed at improving the foundations and/or practice of risk analysis (risk analysis fundamentals, risk assessment, risk perception and communication, risk management and governance, or solving real risk problems and issues).
The deadline for organizers to submit their 2017 workshop proposals is June 7, 2017. Complete submission guidelines can be found here. The set of workshops proposed for the 2017 Annual Meeting will be identified on the SRA website in summer 2017.
Students and young professionals can register for an educational workshop for only $35, when registering online by October 1, 2017. We encourage proposals for workshops aimed at improving the foundations and/or practice of risk analysis (Risk analysis fundamentals, Risk assessment, Risk perception and communication, Risk management and governance, or Solving real risk problems and issues).
Important Attendance Information: For a workshop to be offered, it must first meet the criteria, and further, it must achieve a minimum number of registrants by a specific date before the Annual Meeting (to assure SRA does not incur a loss by offering that workshop). Workshops that do not meet their minimum number of registrants by November 1 will not be selected for the 2017 Annual Meeting Program, and those who registered for that workshop will be offered an alternate selection. (Thus, anyone particularly interested in a certain workshop is encouraged to invite others to register for that workshop, to help assure it meets its registrant threshold and is thus selected for the 2017 Annual Meeting Program.)