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Abstract Specifications & Submittal

NEW Abstracts Due June 30, 2021.

NEW Abstracts. NEW (not previously submitted for the 2021 Conference) abstract submissions will be accepted beginning February 22, 2021.

2021 Conference Submissions. Abstracts, Short Course proposals, and Learning Lab proposals that were submitted for the 2021 Conference will still be considered for placement for the 2022 Conference, if not withdrawn by the submitter. 

The program will be developed through a multilevel review by the Program Committee and the session chairs.

Please review the tentative Technical Program Scope prior to submitting an abstract. The list is numbered to provide an easy means of referencing these topics on the abstract submission form. This is not a list of sessions, nor is it a comprehensive list of topics. Abstracts are welcome on all relevant topics.

Site- or Regional-Specific Session Interest
The Program Committee is soliciting interest in developing site- and/or regional-specific sessions. Please contact with specific interest.


Abstract Specifications

Due Date

June 30, 2021

General Guidelines

Because hundreds of abstracts will be received for review, abstracts must be well-written, clearly and concisely outlining the material being proposed for presentation.


Abstracts must convey the information reviewers will need to assess the scope of the work and the data likely to be available at the time of the presentation, determine its relevance, compare it with other proposed presentations, and, if accepted for the program, assign it to an appropriate platform or poster session.


Abstracts with a pronounced advertising or marketing focus will not be accepted. 


See the example abstract for format specifications.

  • Abstracts must be in English
  • Cannot exceed one standard-size page (8.5”x11”) of a Microsoft Word® document with 1 inch left/right/top/bottom margins

Abstracts must be organized under the following required subheadings shown in the example abstract:

  • Background/Objectives
  • Approach/ Activities
  • Results/Lessons Learned


Abstracts may be submitted only online. The submission form will require the following:

  • Agreement to the abstract submission terms & conditions
  • Complete contact information for the corresponding/presenting author and all co-authors (postal mailing address, phone number, and email address)
  • Your one-page Microsoft Word® abstract for upload

Note: If you are submitting an abstract on behalf of someone else please be sure to remove your information as the corresponding/presenting author on the submission form and reassign the “corresponding/presenting author” designation to the person that will be giving the presentation. "Co-Presenters" are not permitted.


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Previously Submitted Abstracts. If you submitted an abstract for the original 2021 Sediments Conference dates and you would like to update your submission, please contact the Conference Office ( for instructions. Please DO NOT submit a previously submitted abstract as a NEW abstract.


Placement Notification

By October 31, 2021, the corresponding/presenting author of each abstract will be notified by email of the placement decision.


If the abstract was accepted, this email will state the session and format (platform or poster) to which it was assigned and provide information on preparing the presentation and submitting an updated abstract shortly before the Conference.


The corresponding/presenting author’s format preference (platform or poster) will be taken into account by the reviewers, but placement as requested is not guaranteed. Final decisions on format (platform or poster) and placement will be based on best overall design of the Conference program.

Technical Program Participant Registration Requirement

All presenting authors and session chairs are expected to register and pay the applicable technical-program registration fees. 

No financial assistance is available to support registration or other costs of attending the Conference. This policy is necessary because registration fees are the major source of funding for the Conference and a significant percentage of registrants will make presentations or chair sessions.