Category: Calls for Papers/Presentations

Call for co-creators for Next Library Festival 2021

Next Library Festival 2021 will be a free online event. It will run 24 hours on June 3 starting at 8 am (UTC+2) following the sun around the planet to the next morning 8 am (UTC+2). 

There will be keynotes, inspiration talks, participatory sessions, ignites, online happenings, The Next Room (drop-in-talkshows), singing, announcement of the winner of the Joy of Reading Award, surprises and much more. 

The program is co-created with you. And we are looking for 

A: Ignites: 5 minute talks (live or pre-recorded) 

B: Participatory sessions: Live workshops where we co-create and play together (45 minutes online sessions) 

C: Tour Your Library (live or pre-recorded): The Next Library Community can come visit you. What do you want to show? 

D: Wildcards: Ideas for online happenings, new rituals or social events 

Show us what you’ve got! Be brave and surprise us!  

The overall themes  of Next Library Festival 2021 are:   

  • Democracy   
  • Library as space for Playful Learning and Creativity  
  • Sustainable Development Goals  

We are looking for sessions, talks and happenings that could inspire, explore and share ideas related to these themes. 

How to  send a proposal?   

Please send us a short proposal of your initial idea and answer these questions:  

  • Who are you?  
  • What organization do you represent? 
  • What do you want to do, and in what format? Synchronous or asynchronous? If it is a jam session: how many participants can attend your session? 
  • What time zone are you in? 

Make it short and write in English and send it in MS Word or PDF to  

You may enclose or link to photos or short videos to explain the format or idea. 

Language?  The  language is English, and there will not be any interpretation services available. 


Send your ideas as soon as possible. Shortly after we will get back to you! 

Behavior, Energy & Climate Change (BECC) virtual conference now accepting abstracts

This year’s theme: Reimagining the Future

Submission Deadline: Extended to April 22, 2021 (Earth Day)
Length: 300 Words

Submit your abstract on the conference website.

In this time of uncertainty, global threats, and transition, humanity has a singular opportunity to reimagine our collective future. For the past 15 years, the Behavior, Energy & Climate Change (BECC) conference has presented behavioral research and practice to foster individual and organizational change. At this year’s virtual conference (November 8-10, 2021), we want to showcase your ideas for reimagining and realizing an equitable, low carbon future.

BECC invites you to present your work and learn from others about how to encourage behavior change that reduces energy consumption and carbon emissions, evaluate behavior-change programs, understand why individuals and groups change, and make transitions in fair and equitable ways. BECC participants and presenters represent a variety of backgrounds and communities: research, academia, business, utilities, government, and the nonprofit sector. All come together to learn and network at this unique conference.

Review: Abstracts will be reviewed by a panel of experts. Authors will be notified of acceptance in early summer 2021. Priority will be given to new work with original findings.

Who should submit:

  • Researchers
  • Academics
  • Commercial businesses
  • Utilities
  • Government policy & research labs
  • For-profit & non-profit organizations
  • Sustainability organizations
  • Program designers and implementers

Issue Areas

Social Science Insights

  • Psychology, Economics, Sociology, Anthropology
  • Organizational and Institutional Behavior
  • Marketing and Communications

Behavior-Based Programs

  • Commercial and Industrial Programs
  • Residential Programs
  • Sustainability Programs and Strategies
  • Program Design
  • Evaluation


  • Technology and Innovation
  • Renewables
  • Electrification

Climate Change

  • Resilience and Adaptation
  • Models and Metrics


  • Federal, State, and Local Government Policy
  • Utility policy

Sectoral Approaches

  • Transportation, including New Mobility, EV adoption…
  • Food, Water, Waste

Equity & Empowerment

  • Equity, Underserved, and Disadvantaged Populations
  • Social Movements and Culture Change

Virtual Posters – A Great Way to Present at BECC!

Virtual Posters are a key part of the BECC Virtual Conference. They receive broad exposure through email blasts, social media posts and the BECC website, and are presented in person at Virtual Poster Receptions throughout the conference. Not only are virtual posters a great way to get onto the BECC agenda and present your work to other attendees, they also reach the general public through the conference website and the BECC YouTube channel.

What is a Virtual Poster? A Virtual Poster is a presentation slide deck saved as a PDF file (e.g., PowerPoint slide deck saved as PDF) that describes your project clearly and succinctly in eight slides or less (with “notes,” if desired). In addition, Poster presenters are invited to submit a short (four minute) video recording of themselves narrating their Virtual Poster. Virtual Posters and (optional) narrations are uploaded to the conference website “Virtual Poster Reception Hall” to be available on demand before, during and after the event. Presenters that are accepted for a Virtual Poster will be asked to upload their materials no later than September 15, 2021. Like all presenters at BECC, Virtual Poster presenters will receive the “speaker” rate for registration and must register for the conference.

What is a Virtual Poster Reception? In effect, it is a poster session. But for BECC 2021, presenters will share their posters in advance (“on demand”) and the reception is a specially designated time for attendees to meet presenters virtually and chat with them about the content. It is not designed for formal presentations, but rather for attendees to discuss the poster which they can access on demand. Like at an in-person conference, this gives you the opportunity to network, share contact information, and chat with conference attendees who are interested in your work.

To be considered for a Virtual Poster, submit an abstract on the conference website and indicate your preference for a Virtual Poster.

2020 Indiana P2 Conference & Tradeshow – Call for Presentation Speakers

Read the full call for presentation speakers from the Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention.

The Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention (Partners) is looking for presenters to speak at the 23rd Annual Pollution Prevention Conference and Trade Show on September 16, 2020 at the Marriott North in Indianapolis. The Annual Conference and Trade Show is attended by
manufacturers, consultants, not-for-profits, government agencies, and vendors interested in promoting pollution prevention efforts in Indiana and beyond. Information about the 2020 Conference is now available along with presentations from the 2019 conference.

Topics of interest include success stories, completed pollution prevention projects (water, air, energy, etc), implemented reduction plans via manufacturing efficiency, green chemistry and engineering, emerging technologies for waste reduction and treatment, and resource conservation. Presentations that discuss the intersection of sustainability and environmental stewardship with pollution prevention are highly sought. Presentations that are technical in nature and can provide continuing education units (CEU) for wastewater operator/apprentice, drinking water operator, legal, and professional engineer credits will be given highest

Submissions must be received by April 30, 2020

Call for Abstracts for the 2019 Emerging Contaminants in the Environment Conference now open

You can now submit abstracts for the 2019 Emerging Contaminants in the Environment Conference.

Abstracts are requested for oral and poster presentations on all aspects of emerging contaminants in the environment, including research, public health, policy, management, outreach, and education. The conference will include sessions on:

  • Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) (including PFOS, PFOA, & related compounds)
  • Pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) (including naturally occurring hormones)
  • Plastics and microplastics (including microfibers)
  • Other emerging contaminants

Visit the conference web site to submit your abstract or use the links below:

Registration will open in February 2019. Registration includes conference admission and detailed conference program. In addition, it includes breakfast and lunch on the day(s) that you register, hors d’oeurves at the poster session (May 21), and a networking mixer at 5-7 pm on May 20 at the Pavilion Lounge in the Hilton Garden Inn.

Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention seeks presentations for 2018 Conference and Trade Show

The Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention ( invites submission of
presentation proposals for the 21st Annual Pollution Prevention Conference and Trade Show on September
19, 2018 at The Marriott North Indianapolis, in Indianapolis, Indiana. The theme of the conference is Sustainability: Pollution Prevention is a Piece of the Puzzle.

The Annual Conference and Trade Show is attended by manufacturers, consultants, not‐for‐profits, government agencies, and vendors interested in promoting pollution prevention efforts in Indiana and beyond. Updated information about the 2018 Conference
will be available at Presentations from the 2017 conference can be
seen at

Topics of interest include:

  • wastewater management and success stories in pollution prevention/reduction via
    manufacturing efficiency;
  • green chemistry and engineering;
  • emerging technologies for waste reduction and treatment; and
  • resource conservation.

Presentations that discuss the intersection of sustainability and environmental stewardship with pollution prevention are also sought. Presentations that provide continuing education units (CEUs) for wastewater operator/apprentice, drinking water operator, legal, and professional engineer credits will be given highest consideration.

Submissions must be received by March 11, 2017.

Selection Criteria

Particular consideration will be given to presentations that discuss:

  • Pollution prevention, sustainability, and related concepts
  • Emerging innovations in pollution prevention
  • Success stories, new technologies, and best management practices
  • Economic analyses and life cycle assessments
  • Demonstrated protection of human health and the environment
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Updates on existing and emerging regulations and government programs and their implications

Please note the definition of pollution prevention used by the Partners: Pollution prevention (P2) means working at the source of pollutants to prevent them from being generated or to reduce the amount generated. It is using materials and energy more efficiently, and conserving natural resources, including water. It is following best management practices, and involving all employees in their implementation, to reduce and prevent pollution. Finally, P2 means also seeing the financial benefits of increased efficiency in the use of raw materials, energy, water or other resources.

Instructions for Submitting Proposals

You may submit more than one presentation idea. All submissions must be received by March 11, 2018.

For each proposed presentation, please submit the requested information to Steve Leeper via email
( or U.S. Mail to the address below:
Steve Leeper
Evonik Corporation Tippecanoe Laboratories
Mail Stop TL72
1650 Lilly Road
Lafayette, IN 47909‐9201

Name(s) of Author(s):
Title(s) of Author(s):
Phone Number(s):
Fax Number(s):
Biography for each author (Limit: 125 words – per author):

  1. Presentation Title:
  2. Abstract (Limit: 200 words – to be printed in the conference materials and included on the conference web
    site, for accepted presentations):
  3. Intended Audience:
  4. Learning Objectives (i.e., knowledge and skills conveyed by your presentation):
  5. Previous presentation of this material, if any (When and Where):
  6. Audio Visual Needs (beyond microphones, screens, projectors, and laptop computers):
  7. Planned Duration (either 25 or 50 minutes, including time for questions and discussion):

All submitters will be notified of the decisions of the Executive Committee by mid‐April 2016.

The Executive Committee reserves the right to accept or reject presentations based on fit with the overall conference agenda. Submission of a proposal does not guarantee participation in the conference program.

For accepted presentations, a draft presentation MUST be submitted to the Partners by June 1, 2018. Draft presentations will be reviewed and comments provided to provide presenters with insight into the conference audience and to ensure that presentations are strategically focused.

Final presentations MUST be received (PowerPoint and/or pdf) to Partners by September 1, 2018.

Please address any questions to Steve Leeper (; 765‐477‐4302). Backup contacts are Ben McKnight (bmcknight@electro‐; 317‐738‐9199 ext 935) and Jennifer Collins (; 317‐234‐9730).

2018 Emerging Contaminants in the Aquatic Environment Conference call for abstracts is now open

Call for abstracts is open! The conference organizers – the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois – are requesting abstract submissions for oral and poster presentations at the Emerging Contaminants in the Aquatic Environment Conference (ECAEC18) to be held on June 5-6, 2018, at the I-Hotel in Champaign, IL.

Presentations will be accepted on the latest in emerging contaminant research, policies, outreach, and education. A special session will focus on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), which includes perfluorooctyl sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).

Researchers, educators, businesses, government officials, regulatory agencies, policy makers, outreach and extension professionals, environmental groups, members of the general public, and medical, veterinary, and public health professionals are encouraged to submit abstracts.

Oral presentation abstracts are due on March 12, 2018.

Poster presentation abstracts are due on April 16, 2018.

For more information, visit the abstract submission page on the conference website.

For questions, please contact the conference coordinator: Elizabeth Meschewski.

Call for Proposals Now Open for the 2018 AASHE Conference & Expo

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2018 AASHE Conference & Expo, themed “Global Goals: Rising to the Challenge”, taking place in Pittsburgh on Oct. 2 – 5. Join us as we examine the critical role of higher education in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Adopted by the world’s governments in September 2015, the 17 SDGs establish ambitious global targets to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all by 2030. The call for proposals and reviewers closes on Friday, February 16, 2018.

ACEEE 2018 Energy Efficiency Finance Forum Call for Presentations

Join other energy efficiency finance experts in submitting ideas that cover topics on financing products such as green banks, on-bill financing, energy service agreements, and property assessed clean energy. We want to hear about your ongoing or upcoming initiatives, projects that have succeeded (or failed), new financing instruments, and other endeavors in the field of energy efficiency finance.

Submissions are due December 8.

Call for Abstracts for Emerging Contaminants in the Aquatic Environment Conference

The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC), a division of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois, and IISG are organizing the Emerging Contaminants in the Aquatic Environment Conference, which will be held on May 31 – June 1, 2017 in Champaign, Illinois.

Abstracts are welcome on all aspects of emerging contaminants in the aquatic environment. Topics may include: research, policy, management, outreach, and education about their detection, fate, transport, remediation, and prevention. Emerging contaminants include but are not limited to:

  • Flame retardants
  • Algal toxins
  • Hormones
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Personal care products
  • Microplastics
  • Nanoparticles
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in contaminants such as coal tar sealants
  • Perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs)

Oral presentation abstracts are due January 31, 2017, and poster abstracts are due February 28, 2017.

Submit an Oral Presentation Abstract      

Submit a Poster Presentation Abstract

The conference is an expansion of the successful Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in the Environment Conference held in Champaign in April 2016.

ISTC and IISG encourage researchers, educators, businesses, government officials, outreach and extension professionals, environmental groups, and members of the general public to attend this conference.

The event will take place at the I Hotel Conference Center in Champaign. On May 31, oral sessions will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. CDT, with a reception and poster session following from 4:15 – 6:00 p.m. On June 1, oral sessions and a panel discussion will run from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Registration will open mid-February. (Times are subject to change once the agenda is finalized.)

For questions, please contact Elizabeth Meschewski, conference coordinator.

Call for Proposals: 2017 Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit

Proposals for the seventh annual Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit are being accepted. The Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit is seeking presentations that model innovative, novel approaches to ways that athletic and sports programs can join the campus movement to engage students, fans and alumni in making collegiate sports socially, economically and environmentally responsible. Conference organizers aim to go beyond the basics by encouraging conversations around behavior change, innovation and social sustainability. Deadline to submit is Jan. 6.

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