Abstracts accepted starting on Monday, August 13, 2018 8:00 am EST
Abstract deadline is Friday, February 8, 2019 5:00 pm EST

Guidelines: 

Because hundreds of abstracts will be received for review, abstracts must be well-written and clearly and concisely outline the material being proposed for presentation. Abstracts with a pronounced advertising or marketing focus will not be accepted. Abstracts must convey the information that reviewers will need to assess the information and data likely to be available at the time of the presentation, determine its relevance to the MGP community, compare it with other proposed presentations, and, if accepted for the program, assign it to an appropriate podium presentation or poster session.  Those abstracts that are not accepted for podium presentations may be selected for the poster session.

Podium presentations will be approximately 20 minutes with some Q&A.  

Format: 

• Abstracts must be in English
• Abstracts must be organized under the following required subheadings:

Background/Objectives: State the problems, situations, and/or objectives that led to the topic intended to be presented. If the site(s) cannot be named for reasons of confidentiality, provide enough information to establish context.

Approach/Activities: Describe the project scale (e.g., study, bench/pilot test, full-scale construction, monitoring etc.) and identify the scientific principles, technology, or combination of technologies being studied.

Results/Lessons Learned: Mention any date/results that can be discussed now and describe the relevancy to the MGP community.  Include any problems and failures as well as successes and what lessons were learned.

• Abstracts must include the complete contact information for the presenting author and all co-authors (organization, postal mailing address, phone number, and email address). Include if a utility representative is an author, co-author, and/or co-presenter (recommended).

• Notice of whether this abstract has been submitted to another conference being held within 12 month (before or after) this conference is requested.  The conference to which the abstract was submitted, as well as the status of the abstract acceptance as a platform or poster presentation, should be included. If a similar abstract has been submitted to another conference, a discussion of how this abstract is different should be included (e.g., additional data).

Abstract Evaluation 

We’re looking for abstracts with the following qualities:

• A topic that addresses a new/innovative approach, new information or new technology
• A topic that is a current case study or one that hasn’t been presented before
• Well written and organized
• A topic that addresses and/or solves a relevant and challenging problem that can be used for the future benefit of the MGP community
• A topic provided and/or co-authored by utility representatives 
• A topic applicable to large number of sites
• A topic that includes actual project info
• A topic that addresses problems and failures and how they were addressed or what lessons were learned

Other Evaluation Factors

1. Do you have client permission to publish/present this paper at the time of this submission?

2. Which of the following categories does your paper best fit? (select just one)

• Remediation Case Studies
• In-Situ Technologies
• Eco restoration
• Sediment Remediation
• Alternative Technologies Case Studies
• Drone Technology
• Community Relations
• Green Remediation Practices
• Containment Technologies
• Health Effects and Risk Assessment (incl. Air Monitoring, Odor Control, SVI)
• Other

3. If your paper isn’t accepted as a presentation, would you be willing to present it as a poster at the conference?

Acceptance/Placement Notification

By mid-April 2019, the presenting author of each abstract will be notified of the placement decision.

The author’s preference (podium presentation or poster) will be considered by the reviewers, but placement as requested is not guaranteed. Final decisions on podium presentation or poster) and placement will be based on best overall design of the Conference program.

Presenter Registration Requirement

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

Have Questions?

Contact Daniel Kopcow, P.E., PMP at dkopcow@geiconsultants.com if you have any questions regarding the conference.