• The deadline for abstract submission is September 30, 2016.
  • An abstract is required for everyone presenting a paper or poster and must be submitted using the online submission tool (see below).
  • Registration for at least one contributor to the presented work is required for abstract acceptance.
  • Abstracts must describe the presentation / poster purpose, methods, and conclusions.
  • By submitting an abstract, you grant conference organizers permission to publish and disseminate the abstract compilation.
  • You are responsible for any spelling, grammatical, and typographical errors — abstracts will not be edited.

Abstract Format

  • Provide a brief, descriptive presentation title in sentence case.
  • Include the names and affiliations of all authors following the title.
  • The main body of the abstract cannot exceed 250 words.
  • Avoid use of abbreviations where possible.

Selecting Keywords

  • Keywords are required.
  • Keywords may be compound (such as “political geography”).
  • Do not use abbreviations.
  • Under no circumstance can you use a comma within a keyword.
  • In creating your keywords, think of how someone might want to search for your topic in the abstract volume. If your presentation is about color cartography, an appropriate keyword might be “cartography-color.”
  • Make certain your geography is not too specific. For example, suppose your paper is about southwestern Missouri. A user of the abstract volume interested in Missouri is going to search under the letter “M” instead of “S.” Therefore, use either “Missouri” or “Missouri-southwest” as a keyword.
  • In referring to a systematic sub field, do use the word “geography.” Use “economic geography” as the keyword and not “economic.”
  • If you have a choice between the plural and the singular form, use the plural: If your keyword could be “race” or “races,” use “races.”
  • SAMPLE KEYWORDS: cartography, atlases, Holland

Abstract Submission is now closed. A program will be posted shortly. For any information, please contact Darren