Call for Abstracts

Submission Deadline: July 12, 2024

The ACES conference brings together international scientists, practitioners, managers, and policymakers from government, academia, NGOs, and the private sector who are interested in natural systems and their relationship with human well-being. We invite those actively working in ecosystem services to submit an abstract for consideration as a talk or poster on a timely topic that would be beneficial and of keen interest to the ACES community. This year’s theme will focus on "Investing in Community Resilience and Equity”. Our goal is to develop a fully rounded agenda that ensures representation of our key presentation topics.

Presentation Formats


Speakers are allotted 20 minutes which includes 5-minutes for Q&A. Because space for talks is limited, with rare exception, individuals may present only once on the program either to give a talk or to serve on a panel, but not both. However, speakers and panelists may also present one poster. If your abstract is not selected as a talk, you will be invited to present a poster and present in a formal poster session.


Posters play a key role in the exchange of information at ACES and will be on display in the Exhibit Hall throughout the conference, where daily networking and meal functions are held. A formal poster session also allows ample time for visibility and interaction with attendees. You will also be asked to submit a PDF of your poster. Limit of one poster per individual.

  • All presentations will be live and in-person.
  • There are no remote presentation options.
  • Presentations will not be recorded.
  • A PDF of speaker slides will be posted on the ACES web site for those who authorize sharing.
Publication of Presentations

Abstracts will be published electronically as a PDF. PDFs of speaker PowerPoints and poster presentations authorized for sharing will also be available for post-conference viewing on the web site.

Presentation Requirements
  • Abstract Submission Fee: A non-refundable fee of $25.00 per abstract is charged at the time of submission.
  • Registration Requirement: All program participants (speakers, poster presenters, panelists, and moderators) must register no later than September 13, 2024, to confirm participation and hold a spot on the program.
  • Registration Fees: Confirmed registration fees will be posted on the web page in the coming weeks but no later than July 1. Until then, we anticipate early bird rates will be $650 for attendees and $450 for students and retirees. There are no one-day fees. The fee in place at the time you pay for registration is the fee that applies. The registration fee will include the Welcome Social, daily morning, mid-day and afternoon refreshment breaks, a poster session social, and lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Abstract Preparation & Submission

Submission Deadline: July 12, 2024

Use the applicable abstract template linked below to create a perfectly formatted abstract.

Use this template to prepare an abstract for a single talk or poster.
Use this template to prepare one abstract on behalf of an entire panel. Individual panelists do not need to submit abstracts.
Items to Note:
  • Do not prepare an abstract without using the template.
  • Detailed abstract formatting specifications and instructions are included directly within each template.
  • Indicate your preference for a talk or poster when completing the online submission form.
  • If you were asked to speak in a pre-approved session, indicate the session organizer name when requested on the form, so your abstract is coded to the applicable session.
  • Type your email address carefully in the form to ensure receipt of a confirmation.
  • All abstracts must be uploaded via the submission portal by July 12.
  • All presenters must register and pay the fee to attend to confirm participation.
Abstract Review & Acceptance:

Submitters will be notified about the status of their abstract by August 14. If you do not receive a notification by that date, don’t delay. Contact Beth Miller-Tipton at .

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