A Shared Future

April 18-19, 2023

Vancouver Convention Center, Vancouver, WA

Call for Abstracts is now open

Submit abstracts September 5, 2022 – October 5, 2022

Consider the following when crafting your abstracts:

  • What kinds of innovations are you using in your partnerships, projects, communications, coordination, community involvement, funding, etc?
  • How do you integrate salmon recovery with economic, cultural, agricultural, health, commercial fishing, and comprehensive plan pressures?
  • What does “A Shared Future” mean to you and your community with regards to future salmon recovery efforts?
  • What is the economic benefit of ecosystem-based function and salmon recovery, and to what communities?
  • How does your work reflect diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice?

Session Topics

Acquisition & ProtectionAdaptive ManagementBeaversClimate ChangeEmerging Science
(Lightning Session)
Estuary RestorationFish PassageFloodplainsHabitat ComplexityInvasive Species
MonitoringOrcaOutreach & EducationCommunity PartnershipsPolicy & Regulation
Re-introductionRestorationRiparianWorking Lands

Presentation Guidelines

We encourage proposals that cross disciplines; incorporate aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice; and are applicable and engaging to a wide range of participants.

Oral Presentations

Concurrent sessions will be one and a half hours long, with up to five, 15-minute presentations (10 minutes for presentation, 5 minutes for questions).

Please integrate the following into your submittal:

  • A Shared Future
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice
  • Tribal Perspectives
  • Lessons Learned
  • New Ideas
  • Partnerships

Lightning Talks for Emerging Science Topics

Presentations showcase the essence of the research in four minutes with no more than five slides. Lightning session will be late afternoon on the first day of the conference.


Posters should be a maximum of 45″ wide by 45″ tall and use graphic elements such as charts, tables, graphs, photos, or drawings along with text. Simplicity makes more of an impact on the viewer than a cluttered poster with a lot of tiny text.

You will have a 4′ wide by 4′ tall bulletin board area to mount your poster. Poster presenters are expected to be available to discuss their posters with conference participants during the poster session (late afternoon on the first day of the conference) and, if possible, during breaks over the course of the conference.

Abstract Submission Directions

Submission Guidelines

  • Abstracts should provide a brief overview of the approach and key findings to be presented at the conference.
  • Abstracts should include enough detail to allow proposal reviewers to fully understand the intent and content of the presentation, lightning talk, or poster.
  • Abstract length is limited to 500 words (2,000 characters).
  • Spell out all acronyms and abbreviations the first time they are used in your abstract.
  • If accepted, the abstract will be included in the online conference program, so it should be engaging and easy to understand by a general audience.