2020 Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference
The Salish Sea: Shared Knowledge for the Future
April 19-22, 2020 at the Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC
The Call for Abstracts closed November 3, 2019
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 on the state of the Salish Sea ecosystem.
The Conference Program Committee invites submissions of abstracts for consideration to the 2020 Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference that will further the goal of the conference. Abstracts are due November 1, 2019, and notification of acceptance will be issued by mid-December. Approximately 90 sessions, representing a wide range of topics and formats, have been accepted from an earlier Call for Sessions, and we now invite proposals to fill those speaking slots as well as poster submissions.
The conference program will cover a wide range of subjects that address topics pertaining to multiple knowledge systems, sciences, policy, and governance of the Salish Sea ecosystem. We encourage those submitting abstracts to capture elements related to this year’s theme of Shared Knowledge for the Future. Abstract submissions should encourage interdisciplinary and transboundary dialogue throughout the Salish Sea region, and increase knowledge and sharing among Indigenous knowledge-holders, scientists, policy-makers, students, practitioners, and other stakeholders.Presenters are encouraged to focus on approaches or study results, methods, and their implications, and to relate their frameworks, projects, or research to the conference theme and tracks.
- All presenters, including panelists, must submit an abstract
- All presenters, including panelists, must be registered for the conference
- Only registered participants will be allowed into the conference area