10th Annual Northwest Climate Conference

Working Together to Build a Resilient Northwest

October 8-10, 2019

The Call for Abstracts and Special Sessions is OPEN

All submissions are due by 11:59 pm (Pacific) on Friday, June 14th, 2019.

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The Program Committee invites abstracts for presentations (oral and poster) as well as proposals for special, cross-cutting sessions. All abstracts and proposals are due by 11:59 PM (Pacific) on Friday, June 14th, 2019. Please use the abstract submission links below to submit your abstract or proposal. If you have any questions about abstracts or special sessions contact Paul Loikith, Portland State University.

Oral & Poster Presentation Abstracts


Abstracts for oral and poster presentations will be organized by the program committee into sessions. Abstracts are requested for a range of topics with a list of suggested topics to the right. Emphasis is on presentations that are comprehensible to a wide audience on topics of broad interest within the Northwest region.

Each lead author may be assigned a maximum of one oral presentation. The allowed time limit for oral presentations will be 15 minutes with 5 minutes for questions. In order to accommodate the anticipated large number of abstract submissions, we expect that many abstracts will be assigned to a poster presentation. Posters will be available for viewing throughout the conference as well as during a dedicated poster session.

Due to the cross-cutting nature of this conference, oral presenters are asked to follow the best practices guidelines for communicating to a diverse audience when preparing their talks in order to help maximize the impact of the presentation to the conference attendees.

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Potential topic areas for oral and poster presentations, as well as special sessions, include:

  • Agriculture
  • Aquatic ecosystems
  • Climate variability and change in the Northwest
  • Climate dynamics in the Northwest
  • Coastal systems and shoreline management
  • Collaboration and co-production of decision-relevant research
  • Climate communications, engagement, and education
  • Economics
  • Equity and climate justice
  • Extreme events (e.g., drought, floods, wildfire)
  • Forests and forest ecosystems
  • Integrating climate adaptation and hazard mitigation planning
  • Intersections between adaptation and mitigation
  • Human health
  • Hydrology and water resources
  • Infrastructure and the built environment
  • Insurance, security and risk management
  • Land use and community planning
  • Nearshore and marine ecosystems
  • Terrestrial ecosystems
  • Tribal communities
  • Working across organizational or sectoral boundaries
  • Other topics (please specify)

Special Session Proposals

Special session proposals are being accepted for any of the topics listed in the oral/poster presentation abstract solicitation above.

Special sessions can take many forms and last between 1 and 1.5 hours. For example, a special session may be comprised of 3-5 presentations in a panel format around a cross-cutting topic. Please see last year's conference agenda for examples of special sessions.

Special sessions that demonstrate and stimulate discussion on how climate science is being used in decision making are encouraged.

Special session organizers are responsible for recruiting presenters and meeting any special session deadlines for the conference. The names of presenters/participants will need to be provided with the proposal submission, however, presentation titles and abstracts are not required at this time. We recommend allocating at least 25% of the special session time to questions and discussion.

Note that presenters in special sessions are eligible to submit an abstract for an oral presentation. Special session presenters who want their presentation to be considered for an oral presentation slot if the special session is not accepted should submit an abstract for an oral presentation at this time. The oral session presentation submission form will prompt the presenter to identify the proposed special session to which the talk belongs.

We recommend previewing the information that will be requested during the submission processes HERE prior to submitting. You will not be able to save and return to an incomplete submission.


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