Submit an abstract for
LightNing ROUND Presentations OR Student Posters

Abstract submission for oral and poster presentations at ISA Southern Chapter’s 77th Annual Conference & Trade Show are now being considered. 

We encourage submissions that are relevant to arboriculture and urban forestry. Submissions may come from a variety of academic disciplines, including forestry, horticulture, landscape architecture, and others. We encourage submissions based on biological, social, or humanities research. We also encourage submissions focusing on practice case studies and new technology. Abstracts will be accepted from faculty, students, and practitioners.

All abstracts must be submitted by February 15, 2019, at midnight Central Time. We strongly encourage you to submit your abstract before that deadline. Abstracts will be reviewed in the order they are received. To facilitate early registration and travel planning, we will make every effort to send decision notifications regarding acceptance of abstracts to authors within 2 to 3 weeks of submission.

Presentation Formats

  • Student Posters: Posters will be displayed on the trade show floor where the presenters are expected to be present during the poster presentation session to answer questions. Posters will be judged and a prize will be awarded to the first place winner. Guidelines will be emailed to invited presenters.

  • Lightning Round: Oral presentations will follow a “lightning round” format of eight minutes with two minutes for questions. Guidelines will be emailed to invited oral presenters.

Guideline for Abstracts

  • Abstracts are limited to 250 words.

  • Abstracts should be in paragraph form, without bullet points.

  • Abstract body should include details regarding the background, purpose, methods, results, and conclusions of the project.

Additional Author Information

As part of the submission process, you will be asked to indicate names, titles, affiliations, and contact information for authors. You will be asked if the submission is for a poster or an oral presentation and if the lead author is a student, university faculty member, or practitioner. You will select a topic category (e.g., tree preservation, pruning, arboriculture equipment, public attitudes about trees) and indicate five key words.

Direct questions via email to William Rowe at wjr0001@auburn.edu.

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Maximum 250 words. Abstract body should include details regarding the background, purpose, methods, results, and conclusions of the project.