Call for Abstracts

Attention: We are no longer accepting abstracts for talks, but we'll continue accepting abstracts for poster presentation until board space is full.

The Invasion Science Research Symposium Planning Committee invites you to submit an abstract for consideration as a talk or poster at the symposium. This symposium brings together individuals from a broad range of disciplines and organizations to explore invasive science issues from multiple perspectives.

Special consideration will be given to presentations that are innovative, multidisciplinary and include an appropriate mix of systems such as terrestrial, aquatic, and urban systems, etc., and a diversity of taxa.

We strongly encourage submissions that feature innovative, provocative subjects that reflect outside the box thinking. We want attendees to be exposed to diverse viewpoints that broaden understanding, challenge existing assumptions, and foster innovative thinking.

Sessions will be structured around following the following themes:
Understanding Pathways of Introduction
Determinants of Establishment
Ecological, Economic, and Societal Impacts
Translation of Knowledge into Improved Strategies

These are the key themes for the symposium, but do not feel limited to these areas. We wish to capture all emerging issues and the latest findings in invasion science.

Presentation Options


Speakers will present during sessions held throughout the day at the symposium.

  • Speakers will be allotted 15 minutes, which includes time for questions by the audience.
  • There are an extremely limited number of openings for oral presentations. Submissions not approved as talks will be scheduled as posters.

Posters play a key role in the exchange of information and will be on display where daily networking functions are held.

  • A formal poster session will allow ample time for visibility and interaction with attendees.
  • Poster presenters will be asked to submit a PDF of their poster for publication on the symposium web site.
  • There is a limit of one poster per individual.

Dates of Interest
Abstract Submission Opens Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Abstract Submission Closes Friday, December 1, 2023
Presenter Notifications Distributed and Registration Opens Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Deadline for Presenters to Register Friday, February 9, 2024

Steps to Prepare/Submit an Abstract:

Abstracts Due: December 1, 2023
  1. Use this Word Template (.docx) to create a perfectly formatted abstract.
    • Abstract title cannot exceed 100 characters with spaces.
    • Abstracts should not exceed 300 words (or 3,000 characters with spaces).
    • Do not include graphs or figures.
  2. Proofread your abstract carefully and be sure to obtain all applicable institutional approvals prior to submission.
  3. Indicate your preferred format (oral/poster) when submitting the abstract online. Please note: There are a limited number of openings for talks. Final decisions will be made by the planning committee.
  4. Submit your abstract by Friday, December 1, 2023, using the online form linked by the button below. (Do not email your file. Files sent as email attachments will not be considered.)
  5. Please keep in mind presenters must register and pay the symposium fee to attend and present.
  6. Submitters will be notified about the status of their abstract by December 13, 2023. If you do not receive a notification by that date, email Hunter Richards.

Submission Confirmation

After completing the online submission form, a confirmation is instantly emailed to you verifying transmission of the abstract. If you do not receive this email, check your spam folder.

Presenter notifications will be distributed December 13, 2023, informing you of the status of your abstract acceptance and presentation format (oral or poster). If accepted, you will be advised of the date, time, format, and the session in which you are scheduled to present. A computer projector and Windows 11 laptop with Microsoft PowerPoint will be provided for all speaker presentations during the symposium. Poster display specifications will be announced in the presenter notification email.

Please follow all instructions carefully.
Deadline: December 1, 2023
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