Call for Abstracts

Be a part of this innovative virtual conference! Share your knowledge, advance the industry, and make connections. 

Call for Abstracts still open! 
Please submit your abstracts by the deadline of December 20 to ensure timely notification of acceptance into the program. The submittal system will be open through early January for late entries. A list of topics and subtopics is available here.

We're looking for the latest and greatest research, ideas, and solutions in the environmental industry on topics including, but not limited to: 

  • 2021 Mini-Symposium – Environmental Resiliency
  • Hot Topics – Coastal Adaptation, Sugarcane Burning, COVID-19 Impacts, Carbon Tax/Markets, Clean Technology, Zero Waste, Community-Focused Emission Reductions
  • Air Emissions – Stationary/Mobile Sources, Inventory, Modeling, Measurements, Monitoring, Control Technologies
  • Air Quality, Visibility, Data QA/QC
  • Bioenergy, Biofuels, Biogas, Landfills
  • Brownfield Redevelopment 
  • Climate Change – Science, Policy, Regulation, Impacts, Mitigation & Adaptation
  • Environmental Program Administration – Policy, Regulation & Implementation, Permitting, Public Participation, Odor Issues, EPA Priorities
  • Health, Safety and Environmental Effects and Exposure 
  • Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Heavy Industry and General Manufacturing
  • PFAS and Emerging Contaminants of Concern
  • Regulatory and Legal Issues
  • Sustainability, Resource Conservation, Green Infrastructure
  • Transportation and Land Use
  • Indoor Air, Vapor Intrusion
  • Waste Treatment, Processing & Waste-to-Energy, Landfills, Site Remediation

Choose your presentation/submission format: 

  • Full Manuscript
  • Panel Session
  • Extended Abstract
  • Platform or Poster with Technical Review
  • Slide Presentation Only
  • Platform or Poster with Content Review

Multiple submission formats and presentation options available.

  1. Platform Presentations and Technical Posters: Authors may submit a full-length manuscript or extended abstract for technical review, or PowerPoint presentation slides that will receive only a content review (draft due March 16, 2021; final due May 10, 2021).
  2. Technical and Student Posters: Authors must submit a poster board in accordance with A&WMA guidelines for content and format (draft due March 16; final due May 10, 2021).
  3. Panel Sessions: requires panel chair to submit a 250-word Panel Synopsis describing the panel topic/goals listing panelists and their affiliations (draft due April 15, 2021; final due May 10, 2021).

Why you should present
A&WMA’s Annual Conference is recognized as the premier international conference of its kind providing the latest information on air, environmental management and risk, climate change, emerging contaminants such as PFAS, energy, sustainability, resource conservation, and waste management issues. The conference will feature many livestream panels and sessions, recorded presentations, plus hundreds of on-demand presentations, slides, and audio recordings. 

The interactive virtual conference platform is ideal for environmental professionals and students from a wide range of employers, industries, and educational institutions to gather from around the world to share new ideas and develop solutions to current and emerging environmental issues. Hosted by the Florida Section, their abundant coastline, diverse ecosystem and weather bring issues of climate change, sea level rise, and environmental resiliency to the forefront of environmental concerns. This conference will bring leading environmental experts and practitioners together to tackle the strategies and policies needed to develop new and innovative approaches to planning and finding solutions to meet tomorrow’s needs. 

ACE 2021 Technical Program Timeline

December 20, 2020
Abstract Deadline for Professional and Student Platform Presentations, Technical Posters, and Panel Sessions

January 8 – February 12, 2021
Notification of Acceptance

January 12, 2021
Abstract Deadline for Student Posters

February 26, 2021
Author Notification of Presentation Format

March 16 – May 10, 2021
Review Period

March 16, 2021
Draft Manuscript/Poster Due

April 15, 2021
Draft Panel Synopsis Due

May 10, 2021
Final Submissions Due

June 14 – 17, 2021
ACE 2021 
COVID-19 Statement
The A&WMA Board of Directors has decided that the 114th Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE2021) will be held in a fully-virtual, interactive format  due to the COVID-19 pandemic and our concern for the safety of everyone involved.

Our unparalleled technical content will be delivered through many livestream sessions, on-demand videos and recorded presentations, and we will be adding interactive Q & A and networking opportunities for authors, attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors.

Last year’s virtual ACE conference was a huge success and we have plenty of time to develop and enhance features for authors, attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors to make it even better!