Submission of sessions and abstracts


Two kinds of sessions will be organised: practice, science-practice and focused science sessions to be proposed and organised by yourself; and science sessions, to be composed on the basis of approved science abstracts.
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Submission of sessions

You are invited to submit a proposal for a complete session. In the proposal the topic of the session, the aim, the organisers, all presenters, form and working methods should be well explained. You can submit a proposal under one of the themes or cross-cutting issues described under conference themes/issues for:

  • A science-practice session: sharing experiences with interactions between scientists and practitioners, co-creation, boundary work, joint evaluations, etc. Sessions have to be interesting for practitioners and scientists
  • A practice session: sharing best practices and lessons learned, working methods, tools, evaluation findings, etc. that are of particular interest to other practitioners, but are also appealing to scientists
  • A focused science session: about a specific topic of interest to scientists and practitioners. Scientists presenting in such sessions, also have to submit their abstract through the science abstract system and indicate to which focused science session they belong

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Submission of abstracts

You can submit an abstract under one of the themes or cross-cutting issues described under conference themes/issues. The abstracts will be assessed by our conveners, who will propose sessions composed of approved abstracts. All abstracts have to contain the following elements: research question, methodology, findings and significance of the research for practical solutions

Since we are particularly interested in how adaptation works out in practice, also practitioners can submit an abstract following the same elements. You can think for example about an evaluation of an adaptation project or a thorough cost-benefit analysis.

You can also submit a focused science session (see submission of sessions, last bullet).

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Important dates 2015/2016

15 August Registration open: early bird until 15 March 2016 
4 October 23.59h GMT+1 Call for abstracts and sessions closed
End November Notification of acceptance or rejection sessions
Week of 15 December Notification of acceptance or rejection abstracts
February Publication draft programme
15 March Registration: end of early bird rate, start regular fee
April Publication final programme
10-13 May Conference

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If you have any questions you can contact

Conference Secretariat Adaptation Futures 2016
c/o MCI Amsterdam, Jan van Goyenkade 11, 1075 HP Amsterdam, the Netherlands
+31 20 679 3411, af2016(at)