Call for abstract – Reclaim, Restore, Rewild Conference
Window for abstract submission: November 28th 2019 – January 30th 2020
The Québec RE3 Organizing Committee is now inviting presentations for the Québec RE3 ‒ Reclaim Restore Rewild international conference in Québec City, June 7-11th, 2020. We welcome abstracts for issues related to ecosystem reclamation, restoration, rewilding and/or wetland science, practice or policy, including social, cultural, and economic considerations. All abstracts must be submitted through the online form below by January 30, 2020, 23:00 EST (UCT/GMT -5hrs) at link available below on this page.
Please carefully review the information provided on this page before submitting your abstract. Any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Before you begin
All abstracts must be submitted through the link below. This includes abstracts for presentations that have been invited as part of a symposium.
Attendees are limited to one contributed oral presentation and one contributed poster per person registered. There is no limit to the number of invited abstracts you can submit (i.e., if you are participating in multiple symposia). Invited speakers are also free to submit a contributed oral presentation and/or contributed poster, with the same limit of one each per registration. There is no limit to the number of abstracts in which you can be named as a co-author.
All presenters will be required to register for the conference by March 15, 2020. Presenters who do not register by this date will not be included in the conference program. We will issue acceptance notices for March 2, 2020.
The Scientific Program Committee reserves the right to ask authors of contributed oral abstracts to change their presentation format. We will honor your desired format wherever possible; however, given room capacity limitations at the venue, we may need to request that you change. Specifically, we may ask that contributed oral presentations instead be presented as a poster. We will notify you by March 2, 2020, of any such change.
2. Presentation formats
We are inviting abstracts for three different types of presentations:
Standard oral presentation – These are presentations submitted by attendees for inclusion in a regular oral session alongside other contributed presentations, which are grouped together by the Scientific Program Committee based on a common theme. Presenters will each have 15 minutes for their talk, including questions.
Invited oral presentation – These are presentations that have been invited as part of an organized symposium. Invited talks will also run for 15 minutes total. Symposium organizers may have some flexibility to adjust the scheduling of talks within their sessions, but as a general rule we will ask them to keep talks running concurrently with other sessions so attendees can switch between rooms at 15 min intervals, if they want to hear specific presentations.
Poster presentation – Posters will be displayed in a high-traffic area during the conference, giving authors the opportunity to present and discuss their work with other delegates in an informal setting.
3. Preparing your abstract
- Download the template (Word File), complete it and save it in PDF format.
- All abstracts must be submitted in English, but a French translation can also be included.
- Abstracts must be directly relevant to the field of restoration, reclamation, rewilding and/or wetland science and should ideally emphasize new research results, cutting-edge developments or novel perspectives.
- Abstracts (and presentations) should be developed with an international audience in mind. You should provide geographic context for the work being presented and consider how your work applies more broadly to researchers, practitioners, policymakers, etc. in other regions.
- Abstracts will be limited to a maximum of 250 words. They should clearly present a concise statement of the topic or issue to be discussed, the question or objective underlying the work that will be presented, and a summary of methods, key findings, and conclusions. One photo or figure can also be included with the abstract.
- All authors named in the abstract should be listed in the order you would like them to appear in the conference program.
- For contributed abstracts, we will ask you to indicate a theme from this list that most closely relates to your presentation. This will help us place your talk into an appropriate session. Please note, however, that the Scientific Committee may ultimately choose a different theme for your presentation.
4. Evaluation Process
- Scientific and technical merit, with emphasis on new research results, cutting-edge developments or novel perspectives.
- Clear relevance to the fields of ecological reclamation, restoration, rewilding and/or wetlands, with implications for science, practice, policy, education, business, finance, etc.
- Broad applicability, with emphasis on linking lessons and insights from specific projects to broader issues and trends.
- Submission of a well-written abstract that clearly states the topic or issue to be discussed and summarizes major findings and conclusions.
- Accepted*: The abstract clearly meets the criteria outlined above and does not require any edits or revisions.
- Needs correction: The abstract needs revisions and will be accepted conditional to corrections.
- Rejected: The abstract clearly fails to meet the criteria outlined above, as determined by the Québec RE3 Scientific Committee, and is not suitable for presentation during the conference.
5. After your abstract is accepted
6. Cancellation Policy
7. Important Dates
|28 November 2019||Abstract submission period opens|
|10 December 2019||Online registration opens|
|30 January 2020||Deadline for abstracts submission|
|2 March 2020||Final batch of abstract acceptance notices sent|
|15 March 2020||Deadline for presenter registration|