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Submit an Abstract to the Largest Algae Biomass Conference in the World!
The first priority deadline (March 16, 2016) has passed but we are still accepting poster applications.
The Algae Biomass Organization is now accepting abstracts for speaking and poster opportunities for the 2016 Algae Biomass Summit, to be held at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel and Spa in Phoenix, AZ, October 23 to 26, 2016.
This year will mark the 10th Algae Biomass Summit. In recognition of this milestone, the 2016 Summit will celebrate the launch of a new decade of remarkable progress in the development of nature-inspired, innovation-driven solutions to the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges. “Algae: Transformative Solutions for a Sustainable 21st Century“ has been selected as the theme of this year’s Summit. We especially seek abstracts that present new discoveries, innovations and commercial progress in algae-based solutions to global sustainability challenges, including food, energy and water.
The number of high-quality abstracts received last year was unprecedented and we anticipate an even higher number of outstanding submissions this year. The first priority deadline is March 16, 2016. Abstracts submitted after this date will be reviewed as they are received. Those received by the deadline will be given a higher priority with an announcement of acceptance sent by May 10, 2016.
Review the guidelines below and click here to submit your abstract
If you have questions regarding abstract submission, please contact ABO Administrative Coordinator, Barb Scheevel, by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at: 877-531-5512 ext. 1.
Abstract Submission Guidelines
Abstracts are due to ABO by March 16, 2016. Please follow submission guidelines!
Each abstract must include:
The abstracts must be no more than 2400 characters, including spaces (approximately 300 words) No figures or tables should be included in the abstract.
Abstracts can deal with microalgae and macroalgae (seaweeds) and should fit into one of the following four primary topic areas, and 1 to 4 selected secondary topic areas.
Primary Topic Areas:
1. Biology (to include Algal Biology and Systems Ecology and System Biology)
Secondary Topic Areas:
A. Research in algae biology
C. Genetics and genetically modified algae
F. Cultivation system ecology, monoculture and polyculture approaches
H. Waste water remediation, nutrient recycling
I. Carbon capture and CO2 recycling
J. Extraction, processing and conversion to end products
K. Advanced biofuels
L. Bioplastics and chemicals
M. Applications in mineral extraction and bioremediation
O. Algae for fish and animal feed
P. Algae for soil health and sustainable agriculture
Q. Life Cycle Analysis and techno-economic modeling
R. Markets, products and business development
V. Tax and legislative initiatives, US national and state and international
Abstracts which lack the required information or which do not follow the format guidelines will not be reviewed. The ABO reserves the right to recommend changes in presentation format (e.g. oral presentation to poster). First consideration will be given to abstracts submitted by members of the ABO.
All abstracts will also be considered for plenary presentations. Abstracts submitted for oral presentations will also be considered for posters if not accepted as oral presentations. ABO will distribute all abstracts chosen for presentations (in either printed or electronic form) to all registrants at the Summit and to all ABO members following the Summit.
The following four review criteria should be taken into consideration when preparing an abstract for the 2016 ABS.
2016 Algae Biomass Summit Technical Program Committee:
Program & Event
Systems Ecology and Synthetic Biology
Engineering and Analysis Track
Energy & Materials
Food, Ag, Health & Nutrition
Finance and Policy Track