Abstract Guidelines

CONFERENCE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Please provide an abstract FOLLOWING THE GUIDELINES BELOW. Abstracts will be evaluated on quality and appropriateness of subject matter and should include all the keys points that will be addressed in the proposed presentation. Abstracts should be clear and concise and be no more than 500 words.

PRIORITY SUBMISSION DUE DATE: JUNE 15, 2014

Abstracts may be submitted after that date but will receive a lower ranking and may not be considered.

Please use the Abstract Submittal Form to submit your presentation for consideration.

ABSTRACT GUIDELINES

  1. TITLE OF PAPER: Follow standard title capitalization. Scientific names should be italicized and not be preceded or followed by quotes, commas, parentheses or other markings.
  2. AUTHOR NAME(S), AFFILIATION, AND ADDRESS: The first name should be the presenting author. NOTE: For individual presentations only the presenting author is eligible for the “speaker rate” registration fee. For full sessions the organizer and up to 4 panelists are eligible.
  3. MAXIMUM LENGTH: One page, 500 words
  4. PAGE SIZE: Standard 8.5 x 11 inch paper (portrait)
  5. MARGINS: 1-inch margin throughout (left/right/top/bottom)
  6. SPACING: Single-spaced
  7. PARAGRAPHS: Paragraphs should not be separated by a blank line and should be indented.
  8. FONTS: Character fonts should be 12-point type, Times New Roman or Arial
  9. Refer to sample abstract for correct format

Please include your complete contact information as well as a brief biography of the presenter highlighting career and presentation experience.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION PROCEDURE.  Do ONE of the following:

  1. PREFERRED: Use our ONLINE form
  2. VIA EMAIL. Download and fully complete the ABSTRACT SUBMITTAL FORM and send it and your abstract to cary.oshins@compostingcouncil.org and uscc@compostingcouncil.org

Notification

Authors will be notified in September 2014 regarding the status of their submitted abstract. Authors will be required to provide a PowerPoint-type presentation at the conference for inclusion in the on-line proceedings. An accompanying paper may also be provided for inclusion in the conference proceedings. Authors will be required to agree to having their presentation audio-recorded for use in the proceedings.

Questions?

Contact Cary Oshins – 484-547-1521 or cary.oshins@compostingcouncil.org

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