Open call for posters

Our call for posters is open. If you would like to propose a poster, please read the guidance below and submit your proposal to We endeavour to review all submissions as quickly as possible.

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All submissions will assessed by the summit organising team and successful submissions will be selected on the basis of their fit to the summit themes, and the need to make a balanced and varied programme.

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Poster submission guidelines

Abstract submissions are invited for poster presentations related to our summit themes:

  • New frontiers in natural capital data and methods
  • Governance and institutions for implementing natural capital solutions
  • Urban health and wellbeing
  • Sustainable land and water management
  • Sustainable marine planning

The lead poster presenter must submit the abstract. The lead poster presenter will be responsible for corresponding with NCI and any co-authors.

The poster abstract should be submitted in Word or PDF format using this form and include the following information:

  • Title of the poster presentation (word limit is 20)
  • Theme of the presentation (list one from the five Summit Themes)
  • Name, affiliation, and job title of presenting/corresponding author
  • Name, affiliation, and job title of co-author(s)
  • Summary of poster (400 words)
  • Significance of your poster to advancing natural capital science, practice, policy and/or business (100 words).

Download poster submission form

Registration fees

  • Please note that we ask for the poster presenters to cover their costs, including registration fees.
  • When notified of acceptance, presenters are required to accept their offer by registering for the Summit.

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Please note:

  • Please adhere to the abstract submission guidelines when preparing abstracts for submission for the Valuing our Life Support Systems 2019 Summit.
  • An abstract may only be submitted once.
  • Abstracts submitted as an oral speed talk presentation may be changed to a poster presentation by the Programme Committee in order to be accepted and included in the programme.
  • Presenters may be recorded for live streaming. A recording of the presentation and a copy of the slides may be published online after the conference.
  • Submitted abstracts and/or posters may be published in print and online after the conference.
  • It is the responsibility of the lead presenter/session organiser to submit the abstract. They will be the main corresponding author whose responsibility it is to communicate with other members of the presenting/session team.
  • All abstracts must be submitted in English.

Additional information for session hosts

We will be running a total of 16 parallel thematic sessions during the two days of the Summit. The lead Session organiser s responsible for corresponding with NCI, ensuring that the presentations are correctly ordered within their session, that speakers register for the meeting, and for chairing the session.

Additional information for speed talkers

Speed talks will be Petcha Kucha style. That is you have to produce 15 PowerPoint slides and they will be timed to move on automatically after 20 seconds, making a total of 5 minutes for your presentation. Please see guidelines and examples of Petcha Kucha talks. Petcha Kucha talks should correspond to one of our summit and can cover innovation in research, policy, practice or business methods or applications.

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