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Call for Abstracts

The abstract submission deadline has passed.

If you have any questions related to abstracts and sessions, please contact Lynn Greer 716-879-4260 or Lynn.M.Greer@usace.army.mil


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Four major themes and four focus areas are designed to spark dialogue and exchange across a wide range of perspectives. Take advantage of this opportunity to share your knowledge, experiences, technology, and expertise by submitting an abstract for: oral or poster presentation, special session you propose to organize and facilitate a café conversation, or training workshop.


Your abstract should address and emphasize the Conference Themes and Focus Areas:

Themes
  1. Planning for Resilient Coasts, Great Lakes, and Ecosystems


  2. Healthy Habitats, Healthy Coastal, and Great Lakes Communities


  3. Observing, Modeling and Monitoring


  4. Vibrant Coastal, Great Lakes, and Marine Economies

Focus Areas
  1. Governance and Policy - Implementation of the U.S. National Ocean Policy and International Policy Initiatives


  2. Implementation - Actions and Planning at International, National, Regional, and Local Scales


  3. Measuring Success – Beyond Performance: Understanding Economic and Social Values and Benefits


  4. Outreach and Engagement - Connecting and Coordinating Stakeholders through Social Media, Outreach, Education, Training, Tools, and Technology


Type of Presentation Opportunities:
  1. Oral Presentation: Submit an individual oral presentation. The duration of an oral presentation should be no more than 20 minutes and allow time for questions and answers. Presentations of similar content, theme, and/or focus area will be grouped together to form a 1 to 1.5 hour session.


  2. Poster Presentations: Submit an abstract to present a poster. Posters will be on display from Monday afternoon through Tuesday lunch. Presenters must attend the Monday evening reception and Tuesday lunch to answer questions.


  3. Special Panel Session: Develop your own 1 to 1.5 hour session with 3-4 speakers and a session chair or moderator to address topics that support a specific theme or focus area. At a minimum, the session lead will need to submit a 500 word or less abstract summarizing the overall session. There will be a text box on the submission form to provide additional information and indicate that you are still working to secure presenters for the special session, their respective affiliations (if known), etc. Should speakers already be identified, please encourage them to submit their individual abstract in support of the special session by the submission deadline. For panels in which speakers have not yet been identified, speakers will be afforded an opportunity to submit their abstract at a later date (TBD) so the individual abstracts can be included in conference proceedings.


  4. Café Conversation: Submit an abstract for a 1.5 to 3 hour discussion designed to stimulate participation from the audience. Cafe' Conversations may include more than one facilitator or speaker to facilitate discussion and promote audience interaction. At a minimum, the session lead will need to submit a 500 word or less abstract summarizing the overall session.


  5. There will be a text box on the submission form to provide additional information and indicate that you are still working to secure additional speakers or facilitators for the Café Conversation, their respective affiliations (if known), etc. Should speakers already be identified, please encourage them to submit their individual abstract in support of the Café' Conversation by the submission deadline. For Café Conversations in which speakers and/or facilitators have not yet been identified, speakers will be afforded an opportunity to submit their abstract at a later date (TBD) so the individual abstracts can be included in conference proceedings.


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