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2019 Call for Abstracts



2019 is poised to be another breakthrough year for both algae technology and the algae industry. The 2019 Algae Biomass Summit program has been redesigned to expose audiences to the newest innovations in micro- and macroalgae technology; the latest in algae products and markets; and key developments and critical considerations in algae finance, policy and education.


Update July 1, 2019: We are still accepting poster abstracts! Accepted poster presenters will also qualify for a $100 discount on their Summit registration. 


Why submit an abstract?

  • To expose your research, technology or commercial developments to the world's largest gathering of algae thought leaders, investors, and policy makers. 
  • To support the only algae conference that re-invests into the algae community's work to sustain and grow federal research funding and other supportive policies for the algae industry.
  • To see new algae technologies, products, and processes first-hand at the event and on exclusive tours. 

This year we welcome abstracts in three core areas, each containing several primary topics:


Science & System Design

  • Biology (Algal Physiology, Biology, Systems Ecology, Systems Biology)
  • Engineering and Analysis Analysis (Bioreactor Design, Mass Transfer, Production Rates)


Products & Markets

  • Food & Nutrition
  • Health & Beauty
  • Fish & Animal Feed / Animal Health


  • Water & Nutrients
  • Soil & Sustainable Agriculture
  • Carbon Capture & Use


  • Fuels & Energy
  • Chemicals, Materials & Plastics
  • Resource Extraction & Bioremediation


Finance, Policy & Education

  • Business & Finance (Project Finance, Venture Capital, Intellectual Property, Strategic Partnerships)
  • Policy (Regulations, Tax and Legislative Initiatives)
  • Education


We anticipate a high number of outstanding submissions this year. Oral submissions typically outnumber available slots by 2:1. To maximize your likelihood of acceptance, 
review the guidelines below and click here to submit your abstract


NEW DEADLINE: Priority deadline for submissions is January 31, 2019 February 15, 2019. Abstracts submitted after this date will be reviewed as they are received, but those received by the deadline will be given a higher priority. Announcement of acceptances will be sent by March 29, 2019. 


If you have questions regarding abstract submission, please contact ABO Administrative Coordinator, Barb Scheevel, by email at: or by phone at: 877-531-5512 ext. 1.  


Abstract Submission Guidelines

Each abstract must include:

  • Type of presentation requested: oral presentation or poster
  • Primary topic area: Select among the 14 options from the three core areas above
  • Full names of authors (Use bold font to indicate presenter and asterisk to indicate ABO members)
  • Institutions for all authors
  • Contact information (address, phone number, email address) for presenter
  • Abstract 


Abstracts must be no more than 2400 characters, including spaces (approximately 300 words). No figures or tables should be included in the abstract. Presentations on both microalgae and macroalgae (seaweeds) are welcomed.


Abstracts which lack the required information or which do not follow the format guidelines might 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 ABO members by the priority deadline (February 15, 2019). To become a member please visit ABO's website.


Abstracts submitted for oral presentations will also be considered for posters if not accepted as oral presentations.  ABO will compile all abstracts chosen for presentations and distribute in electronic form to all Summit registrants. 


Review process
Each abstract will be reviewed by 3 to 5 experts in each primary topic area based on several criteria such as relevance, new data, clarity and importance to the field.  If you are interested in becoming a reviewer for the Summit, please contact ABO Administrative Coordinator, Barb Scheevel, by email at: or by phone at: 877-531-5512 ext. 1.


 The following review criteria should be taken into consideration when preparing an abstract for the 2018 Summit.

1) Significance - Does the science, technology, product or process process improve production, reduce costs, increase value, transform markets or otherwise represent a significant breakthrough or industry development?

2) Detail - Does the abstract provide specific experimental, analytical, or business results that provide detailed information on the process or advance being reported on?

3) Clarity - Does the abstract indicate that the information will be communicated clearly and understandable to a diverse spectrum of conference attendees? 


Click here to submit your abstract today!


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