RRNW is soliciting Session Proposals and Oral and Poster Presentation Abstracts for the

17th Annual Stream Restoration Symposium
At Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, Washington, USA
February 6th through 8th, 2018

For 2018, suggested topics include:

Design Resiliency and Adaptation in Restoration
Prioritization, Monitoring and Effectiveness
Dam Removals and Sediment
Watershed-scale Integrated Planning
Ecosystem Functions Modeling
Design/Build Challenges and Construction
Navigating Regulatory ‘Waters’ and Permitting
Community Engagement and the Integration of Tribal Knowledge

Call for Sessions

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Deadline for Session Proposal Submission

Session Proposals complying with all of these instructions must be received via online submission by 3:00 PM PST on Monday August 14, 2017.

Instructions

  1. Submissions will only be received electronically, via our new online system at https://rrnw.confex.com/rrnw/2018/presentations/sessions/index.cgi
  2. No more than two submittals per person (as lead convener author/presenter)
  3. Submittals must not be:
    1. autobiographical;
    2. commercial/promotional; or,
    3. previously presented/published (unless integrating or reviewing a large body of work, compilation by multiple authors, and/or substantial new information or interpretation).

Session Proposals

  1. Active RRNW membership is preferred for the lead convener of a session; any participating conveners/presenters are required to register by January 1, 2018 and attend the symposium.
  2. Session format is generally three to four oral presentations that are grouped according to the content/topic and given in a plenary format to an audience of approximately 400 from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Topics should acknowledge the many disciplines and viewpoints among the river restoration community, and consider out-of-channel factors and considerations.
  3. Session proposals must list at least three (3) proposed component presentations, solicited and identified by the convener.
  4. Evaluation of session proposals could include decisions to merge proposed sessions and/or avoid duplication of sessions on similar topics; committee will notify conveners if session proposals should be revised or if sessions should be merged prior to final acceptance.
  5. Session proposal screening, ranking, and decisions will be completed at least two weeks prior to the submittal deadline for individual presentation abstracts. Conveners will be notified of session acceptance (or non-acceptance). Conveners are expected to ensure that all proposed component presentations’ abstracts are submitted by the September deadline, and that each presentation abstract clearly indicate the session title.
  6. Acceptance of a session proposal does not ensure that all presentation abstracts for the session will be accepted.
  7. Conveners must work with their individual presenters to confirm their abstract submissions are strong and meet all requirements. Each submitted presentation within an accepted session is subject to individual review and ranking; it must be selected on its own merit for inclusion.
  8. RRNW reserves the right to cancel an accepted session if an insufficient number of component presentations’ abstracts isselected during the normal review process.
  9. RRNW reserves the right to accept additional/replacement presentations in an accepted session based on the pool of accepted abstracts.
  10. Please see rrnw.org/AbstractExamples for examples of previously accepted session proposal abstracts.
  11. Explain linkages to 2018 Suggested Topics, if applicable

Selection Criteria

All submittals are subject to review by the RRNW Program Committee, comprised of members of the RRNW Board of Directors. The Program Committee reserves the right to reject multiple proposals from the same convener(s) and will review all submissions based on the following:

  1. Initial screening on a Pass/Fail basis for adherence to submission requirements and instructions.
  2. Rating and ranking according to the following equally weighed criteria:
    1. Relevance – to river restoration science and of interest to range of disciplines.
    2. Contribution – to advancement of the science and practice of river restoration.
    3. Originality – to provoke fruitful debate and discussion in the audience.
    4. Creativity – as stimulus for plenary session audience interaction.
    5. Rigor – (esp. for Case Studies) in approach, monitoring data to support conclusions.
    6. Organization – (for Session Proposals only) with sufficient focus, detail, variety and appropriateness of component speakers and topics.

Call for Oral and Poster Presentations

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Deadline for Oral/Poster Presentation Abstracts Submissions

Oral/Poster Presentation Abstracts complying with all of these instructions must be received via online submission by 3:00 PM PST on Monday September 11, 2017.

Instructions

  1. Submissions will only be received electronically, via our new online system at https://rrnw.confex.com/rrnw/2018/presentations/papers/index.cgi
  2. No more than two submittals per person (as lead author/presenter) (max 1 oral and 1 poster per presenter)
  3. Submittals must not be:
    1. autobiographical;
    2. commercial/promotional; or,
    3. previously presented/published (unless integrating or reviewing a large body of work, compilation by multiple authors, and/or substantial new information or interpretation).

Oral/Poster Presentation Abstracts

  1. An active RRNW membership is preferred, but not required, to submit abstracts for oral and/or poster presentations. All accepted presenters are required to register by January 1, 2018 and attend the symposium.
  2. The number of oral presentation time slots is limited by our commitment to a plenary session format. Therefore, abstract screening is rigorous and competitive. Authors must indicate during the submittal process if they wish to be considered for Oral only, Poster only, or either format. If you select oral, your abstract will be considered for an oral presentation only.  If you select poster, your abstract will be considered for a poster presentation only.  If you select either, your abstract will be reviewed first as a candidate for an oral presentation, and if it does not make the cut for an oral presentation, it will then be considered as a candidate for a poster presentation.  Authors will be notified if their abstract has been accepted for either oral or poster (or not accepted) after the review process is complete.
  3. Oral presentations are 20 minutes long, including 5 minutes for discussion and questions, grouped into sessions of three to four based on content. Due to the short time slots, only one presenter is allowed. Presentations are given in a plenary format to an audience of approximately 400 from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
  4. Poster presentations are highly valued and encouraged, as they allow extended interaction between authors and attendees.
  5. Posters are to be traditional large-format hard copy displays.
  6. Accepted posters are displayed for the full day; the active poster session will be two hours long, and introduced within the plenary session by the RRNW Poster Moderator. Authors of selected posters are required to submit an electronic introductory slide to the moderator prior to the Symposium for use in the introductory presentation.
  7. Poster authors are expected to be present at their exhibit station during the poster session.
  8. Detailed format guidelines and restrictions applying to the Oral presentations and Poster presentations will be provided to all authors after notification of acceptance.

Please see www.rrnw.org/AbstractExamples for examples of previously accepted oral and poster presentation abstracts.

Selection Criteria

All submittals are subject to review by the RRNW Program Committee, comprised of current and past members of the RRNW Board of Directors.  Abstracts will be evaluated primarily on their scientific merit and their adherence to the mission of RRNW. Abstracts must focus on scientific and professional results or their application. The Program Committee reserves the right to reject multiple proposals from the same author(s) and will review all submissions based on the following:

  1. Initial screening on Pass/Fail basis for adherence to submission requirements and instructions.
  2. Rating and ranking according to the following equally weighted criteria:
    1. Relevance – to river restoration science and of interest to range of disciplines.
    2. Contribution – to advancement of the science and practice of river restoration.
    3. Originality – to provoke fruitful debate and discussion in the audience.
    4. Creativity – as stimulus for plenary session audience interaction.
    5. Rigor – (esp. for Case Studies) in approach, monitoring data to support conclusions.

Thank you for your interest in presenting at RRNW’s Annual Stream Restoration Symposium. If you have questions, please contact submissions@rrnw.org

Annual Stream Restoration Symposium

Location: Skamania Lodge