Call for Abstracts

Submissions Due: Friday, May 10, 2024

Share the highlights of your applied approaches to addressing flood impacts on Florida communities! Submit your presentation or poster abstract today.

We invite individuals and teams representing site-specific flood adaptation projects from across Florida’s diverse landscape to share their work, process, experiences, and project results. In addition to providing participants with opportunities to cultivate new partnerships, this exchange of knowledge will result in the publication of a compilation of abstracts spotlighting solutions to flooding in Florida.

We encourage individuals or up to three presenters representing multidisciplinary projects to submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation. We welcome presentations that respond to community flooding concerns, and that seek to transform how we plan, design, visualize, and implement changes to the built and natural environment.

Use the abstract template to submit your abstract via the online submission form. The abstract submission form will prompt you to select your preferred presentation topic and format.

Potential Presentation Topics

Presentations will be categorized into the following key themes:
  1. Open and Public Space: Community design strategies that signal a departure from traditional approaches and reveal best practices for redefining spatial layout to mitigate flood risk.
  2. Ecosystem Adaptation: Restoration and preservation of natural habitats that enhance resilience and provide benefits to people and ecosystems.
  3. Housing and Buildings: Design for adaptation and novel building technologies supporting resilient housing and neighborhoods.
  4. Transportation and Critical Infrastructure: Design and planning projects that ensure mobility, safety, clean water, energy or other essential services to communities
  5. Other Submissions: Presentations on other topics in the built and natural environment are welcome.

Presentation Formats

Oral Presentation

Individual speakers or presentation teams of up to 3 speakers have 25 minutes for their talk plus 5 minutes for Q&A.

Poster Presentation

During the symposium, posters will be on display in the Exhibit Hall. Posters are presented at an evening poster session and are published in the conference proceedings.

Important Information

Both oral and poster presentations will be delivered in-person. There are no virtual options. All presenters, and co-presenters if applicable, must register to attend and speak.

We will notify the Primary Presenter (indicated on the abstract submittal form) of the presentation acceptance and format by June 18, 2024.

Abstract Preparation & Guidelines

To prepare and submit an abstract:
  1. Prepare your abstract using this Abstract Word Template (.docx).
  2. For each section, insert descriptive text adhering to the respective word limits.
  3. Limit submission to two pages including title, author, and contact information.
  4. Do not modify the template (margins) or use header or footer tool.
  5. Delete all RED instructional text upon finalizing the abstract. Leave subheadings in place.
  6. Submit online via the symposium website.
  • Authors should limit submissions to one oral presentation and one poster to provide room for a diversity of speakers.
  • Indicate your preference for oral or poster presentation when submitting the abstract.
  • Accepted abstracts will be compiled and published electronically prior to the conference.
Submission Confirmation

After completing the online abstract submission form, you will instantly receive confirmation of the transmission. Please check your spam folder and then follow up via email to Beth Miller-Tipton if you do not receive the email confirmation.

Registration Requirements

Presenters (oral and poster) must register and pay all conference fees by August 9, 2024. Failure to register by the deadline may result in removal from the program and conference proceedings.

Registration Fees: We will announce registration fees in early May. Anticipate $350-375 for early bird registration, with higher fees after the early bird deadline. There is no one-day registration available for this symposium.

What is included in registration? Coffee breaks, a welcome social on Tuesday, two lunches and the poster session reception on Wednesday.

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