To be considered for placement in the program, please
go to the link given below to connect to the abstract submittal
form. ABSTRACTS MUST BE RECEIVED VIA THE WEB SITE ON OR
BEFORE May 8, 2017. Membership in AWRA is encouraged but
is not a requirement for presentation.
Abstracts are being sought on any topics dealing with, or
related to, water. We have helped you out by listing some
of the topics that are common to
our conferences, including a section on topics that we view
as especially important to the Pacific
Northwest. But feel free to use your imagination and if
you need advice, contact the co-chairs. Abstracts for both
oral and poster presentations are sought and no papers are
required! AWRA Conferences use a standard template: four to
five 90-minute slots per day, during which we typically schedule
four 20-minute talks, leaving about 10 minutes for discussion
or additional Q & A. Posters are usually placed in the
exhibit hall so that you can browse and talk to the authors.
One important caveat: anyone who makes presentations must
still pay a registration fee.
Topical Sessions (formerly Special Sessions)
If you and some colleagues would like to arrange an oral session(s)
on a specific topic and ask speakers to submit four abstracts
for the session, that's fine. Just let the co-chairs know
by April 10, 2017 and provide the title and speakers
of your proposed session. We want to ensure that we organize
abstracts into the correct sessions and that we have no duplicate
sessions. Note that your topical session can occupy more than
one 90-minute slot. If you would like to arrange a topical
poster session let us know. Please advise those you invite
that they must pay the registration fee.
If you wish to convene a panel session to promote discussion
on a particular issue the convener should submit one abstract
describing the session, its title, the panelists and what
they will discuss, and the name, email address, title, and
affiliation of each panelist. Panel sessions are 90-minute
discussions, and not a collection of individual presentations.
Please advise those you invite that they must pay the registration
These have really caught on since we started them a few years
ago. As the name suggests, these are short talks usually organized
around a single or several related themes. Each talk is five
minutes, limited to five PowerPoint slides. Individual abstracts
are not required. About sixteen talks are accommodated in
one 90-minute slot. If you wish to organize a Lightning Talk
session, let the co-chairs know ASAP. Presenters are still
required to pay the registration fee.
Other Ideas - Workshops, etc.
If you would like to organize a workshop or field trip, please
contact the co-chairs right away. We are looking for creative,
original, and compelling ideas.
Review of Abstracts and Notification of Acceptance
Soon after the May 8, 2017 deadline, abstracts will
be reviewed by the Program 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. 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. Abstracts received
after the deadline may not be considered or accepted.
Acceptance notification will be made via email to the
presenting author by the end of June 2017. Submitted
and accepted abstracts will be included in the online Conference
Preliminary Program and the online Conference Final Program
(not the printed Final Program). All conference attendees,
including presenters, must pay the conference registration
Before submitting an abstract, authors should be confident
that they will have funding to pay the registration fee, 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. Late cancellations and failures
to give scheduled presentations are disruptive and leave gaps
in the program that are distracting to all attendees. If cancellation
is unavoidable, the presenter should notify Patricia Reid
at firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct.
9, 2017. Cancellations made after this date will be assessed
a cancellation fee.
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: oral, poster, either.
- Abstract Title
- Abstract (500 words or less)
- Credit card information for payment of abstract submittal
fee ($25) (Payment of the abstract fee must be made, before
abstract submission can be completed.)
Note: A processing fee of $25
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