Call For Abstracts

The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) is now accepting abstract submissions for the 27th National Tanks Conference & Exposition. The conference will be held September 22-24, 2020 at the Wyndham Grand in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pre-conference workshops
will be held on September 21. Please use this form to submit an abstract to be considered for a conference presentation, pre-conference workshop, or poster. You may also suggest a topic or presenter. The deadline for submission is Friday, February 7, 2020.

Please note that it is NEIWPCC’s policy that all participants and speakers are responsible for their own conference registration fee and other expenses related to the meeting. NEIWPCC offers reduced rates for speakers, and travel support may be available for eligible State and Tribal employees.

  • Basic Information


    Please submit your contact information below, whether submitting your own abstract or making a recommendation. Include all requested information to ensure your submission receives full consideration. Asterisks (*) indicate mandatory input fields.


    Abstract Details

  • The conference will include three presentation formats. Pre-conference workshops will take place the afternoon of Monday, September 21, 2020. Workshop presentations are expected to offer a hands-on
    learning opportunity for attendees (e.g. walk-through of a computer program) and/or direct interaction
    among presenters and attendees (e.g. breakout discussions). Standard classroom-style PowerPoint
    presentations will not be considered for a workshop. Conference presentations will occur during
    conference sessions on September 22-24, 2020. Posters will be on display throughout the conference. Abstracts can be submitted for a single format (e.g. poster only) or multiple formats (e.g. conference
    presentation and poster). Please select multiple formats if you are willing to present a pre-conference
    workshop or poster as an alternative if not chosen for a conference presentation. Otherwise, please
    select a single format.

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  • Focus Area

    Please indicate the keyword(s) that most closely relate to your abstract. If you do not see a related topic listed below, use the “Other” category to enter your topic. Please limit to a maximum of 4 topics.

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  • Please indicate the target audience that is most appropriate for your presentation. Also indicate the appropriate level of experience of your target audience.

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  • Please limit experience level of target audience to a maximum of 2 selections.

  • Abstract Details

  • Discuss the subject(s) you will cover and your method of engaging the audience (e.g. roundtable discussion, Q&A with roving microphone, classroom-style presentation, etc.). Also include your preferred presentation format (conference presentation, pre-conference workshop, or poster). Please submit for your individual presentation rather than for multiple presentations/speakers. NEIWPCC and the conference planning team will work to group similar abstracts into conference sessions. However, if you strongly insist on submitting an idea for an entire conference session with multiple speakers and topics, please describe in detail below. (3000 character limit, about 500 words.)
  • NEIWPCC welcomes all presenters regardless of experience. Please describe your level of experience with presentations, and discuss your strengths as a presenter. (1500 character limit, about 250 words.)
  • Please provide a brief professional biography. (1500 character limit, about 250 words.)

  • Please describe the presentation, and provide the speaker’s contact information if possible (1500 character limit, about 250 words):
  • 1500 character limit, about 250 words.
  • NEIWPCC will notify you about the status of your abstract May-June, 2020.

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