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Call for Abstracts: NAEP 2023 - CLOSED

Submission Guidelines  |  Point of Contact  |  Speaker Benefits and Expectations

NAEP accepts abstracts each year to showcase your work to an audience of national and Arizona environmental professionals at its Annual Conference and Training Symposium. Abstracts can be submitted for oral presentations, posters, workshops, and special sessions of national and Arizona concern.

The Call for Abstracts is now closed. The call for abstracts typically opens around early fall each year and you can begin preparing your proposal at any time. Please take a moment to view the submission guidelines for submitting a proposal.

The following are suggested topics but others may be submitted: NEPA practice, climate change, cultural and historical resources, ecological restoration, endangered species, Arizona-specific issues, infrastructure, planning, remediation, resiliency, stormwater, sustainability, transportation, water resources, and more!

Abstracts must be 450 words or less and in a Microsoft Word document (Time New Roman, 12-point font). Include one or two keywords that describe the general category of the paper. If known, identify a moderator or session chair and provide contact information.

Proposal Submission Deadline: October 14, 2022
We are no longer accepting abstract submissions. We look forward to seeing your proposal next year! 

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Each Speaker/Panelist/Session Coordinator must have their own NAEP accountYou do not have to be a member of NAEP to create a profile and submit an abstract.  When you submit an abstract, you will be prompted to create a free NAEP profile if you don’t have one already.

Abstracts can be submitted for oral presentations, panel discussions, posters, workshops, moderated debates, and special sessions of national concern.

To submit a proposal to present a session at the NAEP Conference you will need to gather the following information:

  • Session Title (10 words maximum)
  • Abstract / Session Description (300-450 words maximum)
  • Track (View the suggested topics below)
  • Full Abstract as a word document
  • Speaker Information for ALL co-presenter(s)
    • Contact Information
    • Credentials
    • Title
    • Organization
    • Biography (150 words maximum)
    • High-resolution photo

The following are suggested topics but others may be submitted:

  • Air quality
  • Arizona
  • Climate change
  • Cultural and historical resources
  • Ecological restoration
  • Endangered species
  • Energy
  • Environmental Justice
  • Infrastructure
  • NEPA practice
  • Planning
  • Permitting
  • Potable water supply
  • Public Involvement
  • Remediation
  • Resiliency
  • Stormwater
  • Sustainability 
  • Transportation
  • Water Resources

Point of Contact

The submitter of the abstract proposal will be listed as the Session Coordinator for the proposal, meaning they will act as the point of contact with the NAEP Office. For proposals with multiple speakers, we will reach out directly to the Session Coordinator if there are any questions or if we need additional information regarding the proposal. 

The Session Coordinator will be asked to communicate acceptance to any/all speaker(s) and coordinate with the NAEP Office and any/all co-speaker(s) to be sure all required information and documentation are submitted to the NAEP Office.

Speaker Benefits and Expectations

Speakers for selected sessions will have their name, bio, and headshot published on the conference website and in the conference app. Speakers will receive a discounted speaker rate to register for the full NAEP 2023 Conference. Each speaker will be responsible for any additional expenses required to attend the Annual Conference; such as travel or lodging.

All Co-Speakers for proposals selected to present at the NAEP 2023 Annual Conference and Training Symposium will be required to:

  • Complete a speaker agreement with NAEP
  • Register for the NAEP 2023 Annual Conference and Training Symposium for at least the day of their session
  • Submit a copy of their final presentation to the NAEP Office prior to the conference