CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Due June 12, 2020
Abstract submittal for oral presentations are now closed. Poster abstracts are being accepted through August 21.
The American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) 2020 National Coastal Conference will be held through an online platform. In cooperation with the Coastal Zone Foundation, ASBPA has updated the Call for Abstracts, now due June 12, 2020. The new conference theme is “2020 Vision for Our Coasts: Navigating Stormy Times.” During the week of October 13-16, the conference will be offered as a blend of synchronous and asynchronous on-line presentations, lightning talks, networking events, virtual breakout sessions, and more. The new online format is meant to address the COVID-19 related safety measures and travel restrictions, providing an alternate format for the coastal community to gather and discuss key topics. Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will also be available for full registrants.
Abstracts for oral presentations will be accepted through June 12 and poster presentations through August 21. Abstracts shall be limited to 500 words and no figures can be accomodated.
A select number of presentations will be presented live (and recorded for subsequent viewing). All other accepted abstracts will be required to submit a 10-minute pre-recorded PowerPoint presentation or a shorter poster recording. All presentations will be posted to the virtual Conference platform, which will encourage both live and virtual interaction, questions, and comments. All presenters and attendees must agree to respecting the Intellectual Property of presenters.
Presentations are for a broad range of scientific, engineering, economics, coastal management, hazard risk management, and policy topics. We welcome explanation of how these topics intersect with COVID-19 response and recovery. Specific topics include, but are not limited to:
This year ASBPA’s conference also invites presentations for a dedicated track on coastal and beach operations and management. This track can include topics such as:
Additional conference information and details on presentation formats will be forthcoming and available at www.asbpa.org.