The deadline to submit abstracts was Tuesday, April 24, 2018. The instructions below are for reference only.
There will be a limited number of special sessions devoted to topics of particular interest to the Bay-Delta community. Proposals for special oral sessions, as well as for abstracts for individual talks in the special sessions, must be submitted by the abstract submission deadline (April 24, 2018).
The following items must be submitted for a Special Oral Session:
- Special Oral Session Proposal Form: The Special Session Chair/Organizer must submit a special oral session proposal form. Proposals require a session title, the name of the session chair(s), a short (<200 words) description of the session topics (including relevance to Bay-Delta management) and a list of proposed presentation titles and authors.
To submit a Special Oral Session Proposal Form you will need to create an account. If you have submitted an abstract for a previous Bay-Delta Science Conference or State of the Estuary Conference, you can log in using your account information from past years
Submission Deadline is April 24, 2018. Go to the top of the Call for Abstracts Page for a link to submit a special oral session proposal.
- Individual Oral Abstract Forms: Each proposed presentation in the session, must have an abstract submitted through the regular abstract submission process, (the applicant should indicate that this is a special session submission on the abstract submittal form).
To submit an Individual Oral Abstract Form you will need to create an account. If you have submitted an abstract for a previous Bay-Delta Science Conference or State of the Estuary Conference, you can log in using your account information from past years
Submission Deadline is April 24, 2018. Go to the top of Call for Abstracts Page for a link to submit an individual oral abstract.
The special session presentations should be well integrated and representative of the current body of research on the topic. The Program Co-Chairs may also work with the Special Session Organizer (the person submitting the proposal) to develop the final configuration, including the possible addition of related talks from the pool of general submissions. Special sessions will be scheduled as one or two “blocks”. Each block consists of five 20-minute talks and may include a panel discussion in place of one or more talks. Proposals including discussion panels should include the length of the discussion period (must be in 20-minute intervals). Because of the overwhelming demand for speaking slots, the length of the proposed special session is limited. Specifically, a given special session can range from ¼ of a day to a half day (1-2 session blocks). In case a special session proposal cannot be accepted, submitted abstracts may be considered for inclusion in other conference sessions.
Presentations on “management-relevant science” related to the session topic are encouraged. Examples of topics from past Bay-Delta Science Conferences include Suisun Marsh and the Arc; Lost in Translation: The Art of Interpreting Complex Science for Policymakers; Anatomy of the Spring 2016 Phytoplankton Bloom in the Delta; and Adaptive Management in the Delta: Learning from Habitat Projects.