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Call for proposals

We are looking for your suggestions for talks, sessions and posters

The call for abstracts & proposal sessions is now closed. After having received numerous contributions for the different sessions and after having received numerous proposals for new sessions we have closed the call. Due to a limit on space and time during the actual conference, we are now in the process of deciding on and rearranging the different sessions. Those who have provided contributions will hear more in due course. In case of urgent requests, please contact Jiska van Dijk (Jiska.van.dijk@nina.no).

For this conference, researchers, decision-makers and practitioners from all disciplines and fields are invited to submit abstracts for presentations and posters related to synergies, conflicts, and trade-offs at the nature-society interface. The conference will include the following sessions:

  • Sustainable and fair multi-functional landscapes
  • Sustainable management of wildlife conflict species
  • Bio-cultural diversity as a response to increased societal heterogeneity
  • Environment and health in urban environments
  • Interdisciplinary socio-ecological research for institutional and governmental challenges
  • Multiple dimensions of sustainability (ecological, economic, social)
  • Valuing and accounting of natural capital: assessing its role in the nature-society interface
  • Citizen science approaches for synergies in nature-society interactions
  • Understanding preferences, perception and valuation among stakeholders for synergies and trade-offs
  • Ecosystem services bundles – operationalizing synergies and trade-offs
  • Policy-making and governance for nature-society interactions
  • Nature-society interactions in cities: a specific challenge in the ‘Urban age’

 

The conference is also accepting proposals for two additional sessions related to conference themes.

Proposals should be emailed by January 20th 2017 to Tessa Van Santen (INBO, Belgium). Please send a Word document or other suitable text file with the following information:

 

Proposals for talks

We invite contributions from individual speakers. Accepted contributions will be organised appropriately by the conference organisers. To offer a talk, please provide the following information:

  1. Date of proposal
  2. Working title of talk
  3. Speaker’s name, affiliation, contact email and telephone number (include international dialing code)
  4. First and second choice for session most suited for your talk
  5. An abstract of 250 words, outlining your proposed talk. Please consider the following:
  • the theme of your talk
  • essential background information
  • brief details of what you will present (ideas, results, case studies, on-going work, personal viewpoints,  questions, new innovations, etc.)
  • to whom is your talk relevant and how? (e.g. how could it benefit policy development, understanding of conflicts and trade-offs, etc.?)

 

Notes:

  • Although all offered talks will be reviewed, we cannot guarantee to include them all.
  • Depending on space and time, some proposed talks may be invited to be presented as posters.
  • The duration of talks has yet to be decided, but we will confirm this in due course.

 

Session proposals

Please provide the following information to enable the conference planning committee to properly evaluate your proposal:

  1. Date of proposal
  2. Working title of the session
  3. Proposer(s) with affiliation(s), and contact data (e-mail and phone number, including international dialing code) for the person serving as the contact point
  4. Names, affiliations and contact details of the presenters
  5. An abstract of 250 words (see below)
  6. Any special requirements (e.g. equipment, room type)
  7. Requirements in terms of chairing, session moderation, panel discussion and other forms of participant engagement
  8. Proposed introductory talks

 

The abstract should include:

  • essential background information
  • the scientific and applied questions to be addressed
  • objectives of the session
  • proposed format for the session
  • to whom is the session relevant and how? (e.g. how could it benefit policy development, understanding of conflicts and trade-offs, etc.?)
  • planned outcomes; it is also advisable to indicate the links with the overall themes of the conference.

 

Notes:

  • All proposals will be reviewed, but we cannot guarantee to include all proposed sessions
  • Since we are also inviting contributions from individual speakers, we may include other relevant speakers in your session.

 

Posters

There will be opportunities to present posters at the conference. Although we are still working on the details, it is likely that we will create opportunities for people displaying posters to talk about them briefly, in an informal session. To offer a poster, please provide the following information:

  1. Date of proposal
  2. Working title of poster
  3. Names of contributors, with affiliation(s), and contact data (e-mail and phone number, including international dialing code) for the person serving as the contact point
  4. An abstract of 250 words, outlining your proposed poster. Please consider the following:
  • the theme of your poster
  • essential background information
  • brief details of what your poster will present (ideas, results, case studies, on-going work, personal viewpoints, questions, new innovations, etc.)
  • to whom is your poster relevant and how? (e.g. how could it benefit policy development, understanding of conflicts and trade-offs, etc.?)

 

Notes:

  • Although all offers of posters will be considered, we cannot guarantee to accept them all.
  • We will provide information about poster sizes, orientation and method(s) of fixing to the poster boards in due course.

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When:

2-4 May 2017

 


 

Where:

Augustinian Monastery, Academiestraat 1,
Ghent, Belgium

 


 

Registration / fees:

  • Registration will open soon

  • Please note, the conference is limited to 200 participants

Fees:


  • 100€ - attendees from elsewhere

 


 

Contacts:

General enquiries, registration, proposals, etc.: Tessa Van Santen (INBO, Belgium)

 

For further information: Jiska van Dijk (NINA, Norway)

 


 

 

Conference flyers:

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