The 13th Biennial State of the San Francisco Estuary Conference will be held at the Scottish Rite Center in Oakland on October 10-11, 2017. The conference will include plenary and concurrent sessions with invited speakers and poster sessions. Posters can address any topic areas related to the four Goals in the Estuary Blueprint/CCMP 2016.
Blueprint Goal 1: Sustain and improve the Estuary’s habitats and living resources.
Blueprint Goal 2: Bolster the resilience of Estuary ecosystems, shorelines, and communities to climate change.
Blueprint Goal 3: Improve water quality and increase the quantity of fresh water available to the estuary.
Blueprint Goal 4: Champion the Estuary
The posters will be on display at the conference on October 10-11, 2017. A Poster Session Reception will be held in the early evening on October 10th. The sessions allow participants to present their findings in an informal setting, and allow presentation of detailed, technical information of individual topics and studies that cannot be covered adequately in the plenary sessions. In addition to the technical posters, displays presenting information about policy and management, socio/economic issues, and environmental education programs related to the topics of the conference will also be accepted. All poster topics must be relevant to the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary. We strongly encourage posters to draw linkages to the Estuary Blueprint/CCMP.
Group posters can be organized around a particular topic (Poster Cluster). Organizing a poster cluster requires a chairperson to organize the cluster and to prepare an overview poster that synthesizes the information from the individual posters to provide the larger-scale conclusions and/or applications of the results. The posters should be well integrated and complementary. Each poster within the proposed poster cluster, including the overview poster, will be required to submit an abstract. In addition, a poster cluster proposal form must be submitted using a separate form on the web site (one form per poster cluster). Poster cluster proposals will require a session title, the name of the cluster chair(s), a paragraph (<200 words) describing the content and focus of the cluster, as well as a list of poster titles and authors.
The conference coordinating committee encourages student participation from both high school and college students. Awards will be given for the best student poster presentations. To qualify for a student award, you must have carried out the presented work while you were a registered student, you must make the presentation yourself, and you must indicate your desire to be considered for a student award on the abstract form.
Online Poster Abstract Submission
All poster presenters must submit an abstract using the on-line abstract submission system. There is a 300-word limit on the abstract text.
On-line Poster Cluster Proposal Submission
The following items must be submitted for a Poster Cluster through the on-line abstract system: