A processing fee of $25 will be charged for each abstract submitted payable upon submission of the abstract. The fee is non-refundable and will not be credited toward the cost of the presenter's conference registration fee. Abstracts are being sought for oral presentations, panels and posters covering a wide range of topics.
To be considered for placement in the program, please go to the link given below to connect to the abstract submittal form. ABSTRACTS MUST BE RECEIVED VIA THE WEB SITE ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 9, 2009. Membership in AWRA is encouraged but is not a requirement for presentation. All conference presenters are required to pay the appropriate conference registration fee. If your abstract is accepted, you will be given the opportunity to publish a short paper in the CD ROM Conference Proceedings (see below for more information.)
The quality of the submitted abstract will be viewed as an indication of the quality of the presentation. Previous performance or failure to give timely notification of cancellation at previous annual and specialty conferences may influence the decision for acceptance.
Individuals who want to put a panel or special session together for the conference, must contact Francisco "Paco" Olivera, the Conference Technical Program Chair, to discuss the idea prior to submitting an abstract(s).
Soon after the October 9 deadline, abstracts will be reviewed by the Technical Program Committee for originality, technical merit, currency, and relevance to the Conference topics. Authors' suggestions for topic and format placement (oral, panel or poster) will be considered, but the Committee will make the final decision. Abstracts received after the deadline may not be accepted.
Notification of Acceptance/Placement
Acceptance notification will be made via email to the presenting author by mid-November 2009.
A proceedings of short papers (or abstracts if you do not wish to write a paper) will be produced for this Conference. Instructions for this will be located on the AWRA website.
Late cancellations and failures to give scheduled presentations are disruptive and leave gaps in the program that are distracting to all attendees. Before submitting an abstract, authors should be confident that they will attend the meeting and make the presentation. If the presenter finds he/she can't attend then they should attempt to find another person to make the presentation. If cancellation is unavoidable, the presenter should notify Patricia Reid at firstname.lastname@example.org by MARCH 13, 2010 otherwise a fee will be charged. The late cancellation/no show fees may be waived on a case by case basis by contacting Patricia Reid.
Before submitting your abstract, please have all the following information with you:
Name, title, affiliation, full mailing address, email address, phone and fax numbers of the main contact and the presenting author.
Name, affiliation and email address of co-authors.
Type of presentation (oral, poster, either, special pre-arranged session or panel)
Abstract (350 words or less) NO GRAPHICS
Credit card information for payment of abstract submittal fee ($25)