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All individuals working in Everglades' ecosystem restoration are invited to submit an abstract for consideration as an oral or poster presentation describing their efforts, science, projects and results. Abstracts may be submitted for oral or poster presentation, and will be published electronically in the book of abstracts.


If you were invited to speak in a pre-organized dedicated session, you will be asked to indicate the number assigned to that session when you upload your abstract. If you don’t know your session number, contact your session organizer.

Oral Presentations

Contributed abstract submissions will be grouped topically to form thematic sessions. These sessions, combined with pre-organized dedicated sessions, will be used to prepare the program agenda of scheduled presentations. To allow as many people as possible to give a talk, all authors are limited to giving a maximum of one oral presentation, however, you may present multiple posters if you wish.

Poster Presentations

Posters will be on display throughout the conference in the Poster & Sponsor Display Room. This is the primary gathering spot where morning, mid-day and afternoon refreshments are served. The agenda features a lunch buffet on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday plus evening Poster Session Socials on Tuesday and Thursday in the poster hall. These networking functions maximize opportunities for discussion amongst poster presenters, attendees and sponsors.

Abstract Submission Fee

Abstracts must be submitted online. Please do not email them. A fee of $25.00 per abstract is charged at the time of submission and is to be paid by credit card so have your number handy before you begin the submission process. This fee is non-refundable.

Abstract Topics

If you were invited to speak in a pre-organized dedicated session, you need to know the session number assigned to that session. If you are submitting a contributed abstract, you will be asked to identify the most applicable theme and sub-topic when you upload the file. Please review the topic list and have your selection identified beforehand. Click to view potential presentation topics.

Registration Required to Participate

All presenters, both oral and poster, are required to register and pay the applicable fee in order to attend and present at the conference. The registration fee will be $350 for government, academia and non-profit attendees, $450 for corporate attendees and $250 for students and retirees. You must register and pay by the March 1st deadline to qualify for the discounted early bird fee. There will be no one-day fees offered.

Abstract Preparation and Formatting Instructions

Click the sample abstract linked below to access the pre-formatted template to prepare your abstract.

Sample Abstract - Template

  • Abstracts may not exceed one page.
  • Do not incorporate graphs or figures.
  • Use italics for scientific terms, subscript for scientific formulas and superscript for mathematic equations and affiliations.
  • List the senior author first and BOLD the presenting author’s name.
  • Do not include professional titles for authors. For affiliations, do not include the mailing address or zip code.
  • For all other formatting, we recommend you use the abstract template provided.
  • When completing the online submission form, provide contact information for the presenting author only.

After you successfully complete the submission process, a confirmation form is instantly generated on your screen.

A copy of this confirmation is also emailed to you. Keep a copy on file for your records. We will email you about the status of your abstract on Monday, February 6. If you do not receive this status notification, contact Beth Miller-Tipton at

WARNING: If you do not receive a confirmation, we did not receive your abstract.

(Check your JUNK FOLDER for an email from Beth Miller-Tipton. Sometimes servers re-direct emails to this folder.)

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