Abstract Submission: A processing fee of $5
will be charged for each abstract submitted payable
upon submission of the abstract. The fee is non-refundable
and will not be credited toward the cost of the presenter's
conference registration fee.
Abstracts are being sought for oral presentations
covering a wide range of topics. Authors' suggestions
for topic placement will be considered, but the Committee
will make the final decision. To be considered for placement
in the program, please go to the link given to the right
to connect to the abstract submittal form. ABSTRACTS
MUST BE RECEIVED VIA THE WEB SITE ON OR BEFORE April
17, 2017. Membership in AWRA is encouraged but
is not a requirement for presentation. All conference
presenters are required to pay the appropriate conference
The quality of the submitted abstract will be viewed
as an indication of the quality of the presentation.
Previous performance or failure to give timely notification
of cancellation at previous annual and specialty conferences
may influence the decision for acceptance.
Review: Soon after the April 17 deadline,
abstracts will be reviewed by the Conference Planning
Committee for originality, technical merit, currency,
and relevance to the Conference topics. Authors' suggestions
for topic and format placement (oral, panel or poster)
will be considered, but the Committee will make the
final decision. Abstracts received after the deadline
may not be accepted.
Notification of Acceptance/Placement: Acceptance
notification will be made via email to the listed
PRESENTING author mid to late May 2017 or
Late cancellations and failures to give scheduled presentations
are disruptive and leave gaps in the program that are
distracting to all attendees. Before submitting an
abstract, authors should be confident that they
will attend the meeting and make the presentation. If
the presenter finds he/she can't attend then they should
attempt to find another person to make the presentation.
If cancellation is unavoidable, the presenter should
notify Patricia Reid at firstname.lastname@example.org
by August 14, 2017 otherwise a fee will be charged.
The late cancellation/no show fees may be waived on
a case by case basis by contacting Patricia Reid.
Before submitting your abstract, please have all
the following information with you:
- Name, title, employer affiliation, full mailing
address, email address, phone and fax numbers of the
main contact and the presenting author.
- Name, affiliation and email address of co-authors.
- Type of Presentation: Presentations should be for
an ORAL format.
- Abstract Title
- Abstract (500 words or
- Credit card information for payment of abstract
submittal fee ($5)
Note: Payment of the abstract
fee must be made, before abstract submission can be