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Call for Posters for the Muskoka Summit on the Environment

Published November 30, 2013

by hdrdla

Call for Posters - 2014 

Muskoka Summit on the Environment (MSE) is a biennial event that provides a forum for the public to explore and debate pressing environmental issues with leading thinkers in the field. The aim of the MSE is to promote an open dialogue between science and policy, so that current scientific knowledge on environmental issues is used effectively to inform government policy and management actions. 

The third Summit, entitled Environment vs Economy: Resolving the Dichotomy, will be held in Bracebridge, Ontario on May 8-9th, 2014. We look forward to a thought-provoking and stimulating discussion, which will challenge preconceived ideas and create fresh and creative approaches to the issue. 

The MSE Organizing Committee invites submission of abstracts for posters that describe innovative and exciting research (ongoing and completed) in the fields of environmental science or studies/policy related to our broad theme of valuing the environment, and closing the gap between economic and environmental considerations. Posters are encouraged from academia (especially graduate students), government, industry and the NGO community, and will provide researchers with a forum to present and discuss their findings with meeting participants at the Summit reception. 

Abstract and Poster Specifications 

All abstracts should be submitted in English as a Microsoft Word document, with the following additional specifications: 

  •  Title: in all caps, 14 pt, bold font, and must not exceed 200 characters. 
  •  Authors’ names and contact information: 12 pt, bold font, full names and contact information, including mailing and e-mail addresses. 
  • Body of abstract: 12 pt, normal font, and must not exceed 200 words exclusive of the title or author information. Please also indicate if the lead author is a student. 

 Posters must not exceed the following dimensions: 44” wide by 35” high. 

How to Submit 

  • Poster abstracts should be submitted by e-mail to before February 28th, 2014. 
  • As poster space is limited, abstracts will be reviewed by the MSE Organizing Committee, and presenters will be contacted by March 21st, 2014 regarding the status of their submission. 

** Student Poster Award ** 

The MSE will also be holding its first ever Student Poster Award, which will be presented at the Banquet on Thursday, May 8th, 2014. 

PDF version: 2014-Call_for_Posters

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