Call for Presentations at the 2021 Annual Conference of Indiana SWCDs - Due May 1
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS – NEW DEADLINE: MAY 1, 2020
2021 Indiana Soil and Water Conservation Districts Annual Conference
January 11-12, 2021
The Westin Indianapolis, 241 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Conference Overview:
Each year, Annual Conference offers a unique learning and training opportunity for Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors, Staff, and Conservation Partners (such as state and federal agency staff). We again anticipate over 350 attendees representing local/state/ regional/national organizations, public agencies, businesses and more.

Oral presentations are invited to be considered on topics relating to three session tracks: On the Ground (conservation implementation/technical), District Management, and Outreach & Education.

Abstract Submission:
Oral Presentations should keep in mind that the SWCD staff and supervisors are the primary audience. Abstracts for presentations should address suggested topics within one of the identified session tracks. Suggested topics can be found at http://bit.ly/AbstractDetails

Abstracts for consideration should be submitted by May 1, 2020 via this online form or via email to Joe Schmees at joseph-schmees@iaswcd.org. Please use the subject line “SWCD Abstract” if you email it. The 2021 Conference Planning committee will convene in late April to review the abstracts. Please note that not all abstracts will necessarily be accepted for a presentation.

Abstracts should include the following elements and not exceed one page:
Title: The title should accurately summarize the subject of the proposed presentation.
Presenter(s): Provide names and an affiliation of all presenters (mailing address, phone, e-mail).
Text: Abstract should state the purpose/issue/topic, methods of addressing it, significant results, main conclusion of presentation, and targeted audience.
Format: Oral, please indicate length of presentation (session times are 1 or 1.25 hours)

Abstract Schedule:
• Friday, May 1 – Deadline for abstract submission
• June 15 – Notification of abstract acceptance or non-acceptance

Registration Fees:
Please note that full and/or one-day conference registration fees are not waived for accepted presentations. If you plan on only attending your session, then there is no fee and parking will be provided.

More Information:
For more information on the conference, please contact Joe Schmees at joseph-schmees@iaswcd.org or (317) 692-7519. Additional information on the IASWCD is available at www.iaswcd.org
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