When you want submitters to be able to group abstracts together, add our Symposium bolt-on. We offer different ways of controlling who can submit a symposium and who can attach abstracts to symposia.
Anyone can submit a symposium but they can only attach an abstract to one of their own symposia or a symposium to which they have been invited. Invitees receive an email from the system with instructions on how to proceed and view the symposia to which they have been invited when they log onto the system. This is the most common type of setup and allows those setting up symposia to control who contributes.
Anyone can submit a symposium suggestion and anyone can attach their abstract submission to a symposium. Useful if you want to get ideas for symposia from the submitters in general, and see what emerges. Some symposia may end up being very large and you can easily rearrange the composition with the administration functions.
Only the conference administrator can create a symposium, to which anyone can attach an abstract. Useful if you have a list of symposia to which you want people to submit abstracts.