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Adaptation Canada 2016 is a national symposium on climate change adaptation to be held at the Centre Shaw Centre in downtown Ottawa, April 12-14, 2016. It will provide opportunities for industry, government, non-governmental organizations, practitioners, scientific experts, decision-makers, and others to network, discuss, and learn about the latest innovations in the field of climate change impacts and adaptation from across Canada.
The Program Committee for Adaptation Canada 2016 is seeking session ideas, and abstracts for oral and poster presentations. Session ideas, and abstracts are being sought which will provide symposium delegates with up-to-date science, and innovative adaptation solutions, tools and processes address the challenges posed by extreme and variable weather associated with climate change.
Session ideas and abstract will be considered by the Program Committee within, but not limited to the following topics:
Adaptation planning and action within industry (e.g. mining, forestry, energy, transportation, etc.)
Adaptation planning and action within sectors (e.g. agriculture, coastal management, conservation, ecology, ecosystem services, finance, fisheries , emergency and disaster management, health, infrastructure and buildings, insurance, natural heritage, natural resources, water, etc.)
The Call for Session and Abstracts will open October 5th, 2015. Session, oral, and poster abstracts will be published in a symposium proceeding.
Recognizing the need to balance content from across Canada, the program committee is looking for a diversity of presentations from different jurisdictions across the country. Session themes, including panel and oral presentation, will be considered for, but not limited to, the topics indicated above. Session ideas must include an outline of the content and relevance to climate change adaptation, and abstracts for each individual presentation. If complete abstracts are not available at the time of submission, please indicate to the best of your ability what types of presentations would be included in the proposed session.
A panel session is a period of interaction among speakers and attendees. Defined by a common theme or topic, the event attracts brief presentations by speakers followed by a facilitated discussion that includes the audience.
Note: Please do not ask your panelists to submit an abstract for a panel session, as it will be treated like an unsessioned oral presentation and may be placed into an oral session that has space.
Oral Presentation Session
An oral presentation session is comprised of a grouping of individual presentations followed by a discussion period.
Abstracts for oral presentation will be considered for the following format: 20 minute presentation consisting of 15 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for questions. Presenters are asked to use MS PowerPoint. If an oral presentation is not accepted, the author may be offered the option of a poster presentation.
A projector and computer will be available in each meeting room. Presenters will be required to download their presentation on the symposium server in a speaker green room at the Shaw Centre one hour before their scheduled session.
Posters will be available for viewing during all refreshment breaks, lunch, and evening receptions on Tuesday April 12, and Wednesday April 13, 2016, and during the morning refreshment break on Thursday April 14th, 2016. Poster boards and Velcro pads will be made available at the symposium.
The program committee will evaluate submissions based on:
> Content and relevance to climate change adaptation
> Clarity of content and objectives
1. For abstract submission:
If you would like to suggest a session idea, speak, or present a poster at Adaptation Canada 2016, please fill out the Session or Abstract Submission Form.
> Session ideas will be accepted between October 5th and November 16, 2015
> Abstracts will be accepted between October 5th and November 30, 2015
2. Abstract Review and Notification
Once we receive your submission, it will be evaluated by the Program Committee and you will be notified by email.
> Session ideas by December 7, 2015
> Abstracts by January 11, 2016
3. Register for the Symposium
Once your abstract is accepted, you must register before the Program Committee can secure your timeslot in the Symposium Program. Deadline January 23, 20168 people recommend this