Abstracts must conform to the guidelines below or they will not be accepted. We recommend that you write your abstract in a word processing application and then copy and paste into Cvent. Please have all the names, email addresses, and affiliations of the co-authors. Cvent will accept an unlimited number of co-authors for registration.  All of the authors can be listed on your presentation or poster. See additional information below about Abstract Format. You can submit your abstract without completing payment for registration at this time but remember to return and pay before the early bird registration deadline. After this date, regular rates apply and a $50 fee is automatically added to your registration.

  • English language
  • Title: Up to 125 characters, with spaces
  • Abstract text: Up to 1,750 characters, with spaces (~250 words)
  • Authors: Provide names, affiliations and email addresses for an unlimited number of co-authors
  • Presenting Author: Indicate the presenter and provide email address
  • Corresponding Author: If different than presenter, provide name and email address of corresponding author. For example, if the presenting author will be in the field.
  • Cvent cannot accept pictures, tables, or graphs.
  • Include species names for all seabirds and other taxa.  Place in parentheses after the common name.
  • Avoid acronyms; spell out when necessary.
  • Abstracts should contain four main elements: i) context or background information, ii) methodology or approach, iii) results or findings, iv) discussion and conclusion.


Click here for an illustrated guide to navigating the Abstract Submission process.


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