Abstract Submission Opens: March 1

Abstract Submission Deadline: June 30

Submit your abstracts HERE

We are accepting abstracts for both short oral presentations and posters. All presentations should focus on outdoor recreation management in the American West. Abstracts can be on: original research, case studies of successful management practices, research syntheses, and emerging management challenges or research needs.

All oral presentations will be 10-minutes long, followed by 5-minutes of discussion. Presenters whose abstracts are accepted as oral presentations should ONLY use Powerpoint slides to present essential graphics, data, and other visualizations.

Guidelines for Abstracts

Abstracts should be in paragraph form, without bullet points.

  • Short Presentations of Original Research: Include details regarding the background, purpose, methods, results, and conclusions.
  • Case Studies of Successful Management Practices: Provide details regarding why the case study is considered successful and what elements were important in its success.
  • Research syntheses: Clearly articulate how the synthesis contributes to one of the conference/workshop’s Research Focus Areas.
  • Emerging management challenges or research needs: Describe how addressing the emerging challenge or research need would lead to more sustainable outdoor recreation management.

Please note: If you have extenuating circumstances that prohibit you from submitting your abstract by the deadline (June 30), please email jordan.smith@usu.edu. To facilitate early registration and travel planning, we will do our best to send decision notifications regarding acceptance of abstracts to authors by July 7.