7th annual NW Climate Conference Call for Abstracts

Monday, June 13, 2016

Seventh Annual Northwest Climate Conference
November 14, 2016 (evening plenary)
November 15-16, 2016 | Skamania Lodge | Stevenson, WA

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations, as well as proposals for special sessions, are due by 11pm on Friday, July 22. Submissions are requested for a range of topics related to regional climate, climate impacts, and climate adaptation science and practice. Presentations and special sessions that connect science to management decisions, climate mitigation activities, economic studies of climate change and extreme events, climate impacts on recreation, and the implementation of adaptation actions are strongly encouraged. Note that poster submissions are considered separate from oral submissions, meaning that a lead author can submit abstracts for an oral presentation as well as a poster presentation.

The goal of this conference is to create a dialogue between scientists and managers, which means speaking in a shared language. All oral presenters will be required to sign a pledge stating that they will adhere to a set of best communications practices. In this spirit of moving toward better communications between scientists and managers, for the first time ever we will be accepting video abstracts. In lieu of a written abstract, feel free to submit a 2 minute video describing your presentation. The video does not need to have high production value and self-shot videos from cell phones will be accepted. Those who submit videos may receive preference for oral speaking slots. We cannot offer technical assistance in the production of your video.

About the conference. The NW Climate Conference (formerly known as the Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference) annually brings together more than 250 researchers and practitioners from around the region to discuss scientific findings, challenges, and solutions related to the impacts of climate on people, natural resources, and infrastructure in the northwestern United States and southwestern Canada. The conference aims to stimulate a place-based and cross-disciplinary exchange of information about emerging climate, climate impacts, and climate adaptation science in the NW. The conference also provides a forum for the presentation of emerging policy and management goals, objectives, and information needs related to regional climate impacts and adaptation. Conference participants include policy- and decision-makers, resource managers, and scientists from academia, public agencies, sovereign tribal nations, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. Emphasis is on talks that are comprehensible to a wide audience on topics of broad interest.

For more information on the conference and to access the call for abstracts and special sessions, visit: http://pnwclimateconference.org/.

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