AWRA 2023 Summer Conference

Connecting Land & Water for Healthy Communities

July 17 - 19, 2023 | Denver, CO | Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center


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STUDENT ACTIVITIES: TWO WAYS TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF YOUR EXPERIENCE

The Planning Committee is organizing student activities at the AWRA 2023 Summer Conference. Read below for more details.

  1. Poster & Paper Presentation Competitions: Students may present their work and a panel of volunteer judges selects the 1st and 2nd place poster and/or paper (oral) presentations.
  2. Professional Development Panel: Students engage with 3-5 representatives from different sectors, each briefly (5-10 min) introducing their work, their career arc, and what it’s like to work in their sector, with ample time for Q&A.

POSTER & PAPER PRESENTATION COMPETITIONS

Students who are full-time are invited to participate in a poster and/or paper (oral) presentation competition during the AWRA 2023 Summer Conference. These competitions are separate from other awards and scholarship programs of AWRA.

  • The Poster Competition will take place during the Opening Reception in the exhibitor area on Monday, July 17. 
  • The Paper (oral) Competition takes place during scheduled session presentation times throughout the conference.
  • Please see the Poster Instructions in the Presenter | Moderator | Exhibitor (PME) Resources page.
Who Can Present

Full-time students in undergraduate and graduate (masters and Ph.D. levels) programs are encouraged to present posters and/or papers describing their research. Posters and papers can describe collaborative research carried out by multiple authors (including non-students) but must be presented by a student. 

Participation Costs

Participation in the competitions is optional; however; a full-conference student registration rate is required. Participation is not available to students who do not register.

Participation Recognition - Poster Competition

Two awards will be presented at the conference luncheon on Wednesday, July 19 for Best Poster and Runner-up Poster. Recognition will also be made on the AWRA website, in various publications, and through special promotions. Poster abstracts are due April 14, 2023.

Submit an Abstract

Participation Recognition - Paper (oral) Competition

Two awards will be presented at the conference luncheon on Wednesday, July 19 for Best Paper Presentation and Runner-up Paper Presentation. Recognition will also be made on the AWRA website, in various publications, and through special promotions. 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PANEL

Students who are full-time are invited to participate in professional development panels where 3-5 representatives from different sectors will each briefly (5-10 min) introduce their work, their career arc, and what it’s like to work in their sector. Ample time will be given for Q&A.

The Professional Development Panel will take place during lunch on Tuesday, July 18. Lunch is included at no additional charge for student participants.

Participation Costs

Participation is optional but is included with a full-conference student rate registration rate. Participation is not available to students who do not register.

REGISTRATION NOTE & CANCELATION POLICY

AWRA Code of Conduct 

All conference participants (presenters, moderators, panelists, attendees, etc.) must adhere to the AWRA Code of Conduct and must register at the appropriate registration rate. AWRA Gateway members are not eligible for discounted conference rates. The registration fees are the major source of funding for the Conference, and the sharing of registrations is prohibited - every person attending the conference must register. For presenters, if two or more individuals will be presenting, each individual must register for the conference. This includes: all technical session presenters; all panel session presenters; and all poster session presenters.

Cancelations must be made in writing. We can transfer your registration to someone else by June 19, 2023. Those cancelations received by June 19, 2023 will be subject to a processing fee of 30% of total fees. No refunds will be given after June 19, 2023. If you test positive for COVID-19 three days prior to or on the first day of the conference, AWRA will issue a credit* to your account less a 30% processing fee after the conclusion of the conference. *A note from your physician must be provided to AWRA in order to receive the credit. Abstract submission fees are nonrefundable. Refunds will be processed after the conclusion of the conference.

WHAT CAN MEMBERSHIP DO FOR YOU?

If you actively engage in our community, your career and organization will benefit. We offer multiple opportunities for engagement via conferences, social media, webinars, committees and publications.

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