Michigan Sustainability Conference - Call for Abstracts


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Deadline: March 30, 2018


You are invited to participate as a presenter at the 2018 Michigan Sustainability Conference (MISCON) in Lansing, Michigan. MISCON is designed to promote meaningful engagement with business professionals in discussion surrounding the topic of sustainability.  By addressing the triple bottom line – people, plant, and profit – your organization can achieve cost savings and improve your brand image.  MISCON will help forward-thinking business professionals to develop and strengthen the in-house sustainability tools and communication strategies needed to engage your community and stakeholders.  It will provide an opportunity to engage in peer-to-peer ideas through thought-provoking discussions that will identify essential elements for success and inspire ongoing efforts to improve sustainability at your organization.

The target audience for this event is businesses and their sustainability professionals, environmental health and safety coordinators, environmental engineers and staff, academics and students studying sustainability related topics, materials scientists, research and development professionals, and anyone interested in learning how to advance and communicate their organization’s sustainability efforts. 


Abstract Submission Guidelines

Interested presenters are invited to submit one or more abstracts for oral presentation, poster, or both.

  • Abstract submission deadline is March 30, 2018.
  • Abstract Title: Limited to 12 words.
  • Abstract Length:  Limited to 500 words.
  • Presenting Author Biography:  Limited to 150 words.

Presentations/panels should be approximately 30 or 60 minutes.

Conference sessions will include topic areas (tracks) as shown below.  Please review the topics to consider the category where your presentation would best fit.  Authors may suggest additional topics that are not on the list, but they must fit a general topic area related to Sustainability.

Presentations are expected to be 15 minutes. Longer presentations and panel sessions may be accepted if they can fill two or more regular time slots (30-min to one hour total presentation/panel) and be divided into equal-length segments.  LCD projectors/laptops will be provided for oral presentations, and panel sessions can be accommodated with multiple microphones. Acceptable presentation formats are Power Point (.ppt) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf).  Presenters will be instructed on how to submit their presentation files, embedded video and audio clips before the conference begins on September 18, 2018. Presentations will, upon approval, be posted online for viewing after the conference.  There will be no written presentations or formal proceedings.

Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by April 23, 2018.  Presenters will receive a discounted conference registration fee.




Environmental Trends and Metrics

Research and Innovations

Miscellaneous Topics



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Questions on Abstract Submissions: Devan Dodge, dodged1@michigan.gov.  

Questions regarding the abstract submission process:  Contact Alana Berthold, bertholda@michigan.gov