The Call for Abstracts closed December 14, 2017
Notifications of acceptance will be issued by mid-February 2018
2018 Call for Abstracts
The Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference attracts over a thousand participants and has become the premier scientific research and policy gathering in the Pacific Northwest. The goal of the Conference is to provide a platform to build shared policies, practices and procedures necessary to guide future actions for protecting and restoring the Salish Sea. The outcome is improved scientific collaboration, data sharing and dynamic discussions and on the state of the Salish Sea ecosystem.
The Conference Program Committee invites submissions of abstracts for consideration for the 2018 Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference that will further the goals of the conference. Abstracts are due December 14, 2017, at 11:59PM and notification of acceptance will be issued by mid-February. Please note that the December 14 deadline is firm and will not be extended.
The conference program will cover a wide range of subjects that address topics pertaining to multiple knowledge systems, science, policy, and governance of the Salish Sea ecosystem. Sessions have been selected from an earlier Call for Session Proposals, as well as general topics considered to be important by the Program Committee. We are encouraging those submitting abstracts to capture elements related to this year’s theme of Ecosystem Recovery in an International Transboundary System. Abstract submissions for these topics should encourage interdisciplinary dialogue throughout the Salish Sea region, and increase knowledge and sharing among indigenous knowledge-holders, scientists, policy-makers, students, and other stakeholders.
All presenters must submit an abstract to a selected session. Prior to submitting your abstract, please review the List of Sessions to determine which session topic best fits your presentation. You will be asked to enter the “session code” from this list for your presentation into the abstract submission system. If your proposed presentation seems to fall outside any of the session topics listed, please submit to the “general” category, and if accepted, the Program Committee will determine the best fit based on other submissions.
As in past years, session formats this year include oral and poster sessions. Oral presentation sessions are scheduled in 90-minute blocks, with three options for session format:
- 15-Minute Presentation (“Traditional”)
Six participants, each sequentially presenting a formal paper, 15 minutes each, including time for session introduction, questions, and transitions to other presenters.
Session Chair moderates discussion with panel of 5-6 speakers, with the panelists responding to each other and to audience inquiries throughout the session.
- Salish Sea Snapshots
Each Snapshot Session has up to 10 speakers. Speakers have 5 minutes for their talk with 2 minutes between speakers to allow for transition. Speakers are strongly encouraged to use the Ignite format which utilizes 20 slides, images (not text) on the slides, and auto advance every 15 seconds.
- Presentation Limits
You are welcome to submit more than one abstract, but please note that individuals will be restricted to one 15-Minute Presentation Format and either one Panel Format or one Snapshot at the conference, dependent on the total number of abstracts submitted. All abstracts will be evaluated by appropriate Session Chairs and additional peer reviewers.
Please note: all presenters, whether on a panel or in any session, must be registered for the conference. Only registered participants are allowed into the conference area.