Abstract - Paper Submission

Given the spread of COVID-19, we are postponing the RE3 event by a full year to 19-24 June 2021.
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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 February 5, 2020, 23:59 EST (UCT/GMT -5hrs)(Closed) 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 re3quebec2020@conferium.com


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

Please take note of the following guidelines as you prepare 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

The Scientific Committee will review abstracts and issue acceptances on March 2, 2020. Abstracts will be evaluated based on the following criteria: 
  • 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.
For each abstract, there are three possible outcomes of the review, announced March 2, 2020:
  • 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.
*As stated above, the Scientific Committee reserves the right to ask authors of contributed oral abstracts to change their presentation format. In these cases, the Committee will make acceptance of the abstract contingent upon the requested change in format.

5.  After your abstract is accepted

Registration: As noted above, all presenters are required to register for the conference by March 15, 2020. Presenters who do not register by this date risk having their presentation excluded from the conference program.
Visa: Attendees traveling to the conference from outside Canada are advised to check Visa-Biometrics passport/eTA requirements. See this page for more: http://www.re3-quebec2020.org/need-visa-or-eta
Scheduling: The Scientific Committee will meet in February 2020 to schedule all oral presentations and finalize the program of sessions. Contributed presentations will be grouped by theme, and the committee will make every effort to ensure optimal placement of each speaker. In most cases, we will be unable to accommodate special scheduling requests except in the event of an oversight or scheduling conflict. Oral presentations may be scheduled any time during the conference, from Monday morning, June 8th through Thursday afternoon, June 11th. We will post the detailed schedule on the conference website for the end of March and will notify speakers when they will be presenting.
Presentation specs: We will post detailed specifications for each presentation type on the conference website prior to the deadline for abstract submissions. 

6.  Cancellation Policy

Please do not submit an abstract unless you are committed to attending the conference. Cancellations impose a serious burden and negatively impact the overall quality of the conference program. If extenuating circumstances force you to cancel your participation and you are unable to find a co-author or colleague to give your presentation on your behalf, we ask that you notify us as soon as possible at so we can update the program accordingly.

7.  Important Dates

28 November 2019 Abstract submission period opens
10 December 2019 Online registration opens
5 February 2020 Closed Deadline for abstracts submission
2 March 2020 Final batch of abstract acceptance notices sent
15 March 2020 Deadline for presenter registration





Important Preliminary Dates

Conference Postponed
June 19-24, 2021

New Call for Symposia and Workshops
August 3 to October 15, 2020 Now open

Deadline to Update 2020 existing abstract
November 13, 2020


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