The Northwest Climate Conference Program Committee invites practitioners, scientists, tribal members and community organizers working to build a climate-resilient Northwest to submit abstracts for the 11th Northwest Climate Conference. Abstracts are due Friday, December 4. The 11th Northwest Climate Conference, hosted by the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group, will take place online on April 6-8, 2021. 

We welcome abstracts for oral presentations, poster presentations and special sessions. A special session is for a group of speakers who would like to work together to present on different aspects of a common theme. An oral presentation is for individual speakers who would like their presentation to stand alone instead of fitting into a larger theme. Just one member of a group needs to submit a special session proposal, but all special session presenters must submit an oral presentation abstract. In the oral presentation abstract form, you may indicate whether you plan to participate in a special session. 

Special Sessions Abstract Submission 

Oral Presentation Abstract Submission 

Poster Abstract Submission 

The Program Committee welcomes submissions on a range of themes and topics related to climate science, impacts, adaptation and management decisions. We welcome presentations on work that links science, decision makers and communities.

The Northwest Climate Conference is committed to building equity and diversity in climate science, policy, and adaptation practice and supporting equitable climate adaptation outcomes. Abstracts related to these topics are strongly encouraged. If you know of organizations involved in this work, please share the call for abstracts with those organizations.

In addition to soliciting presentations that specifically address climate justice and equitable climate outcomes, all submitting authors are asked to consider how their work connects to issues of diversity and equity, and how the conference can better support equity and diversity in climate science, policy, and adaptation practice.

The Program Committee will group abstracts primarily by theme and secondarily by topic. Topics of broad interest that are approachable for a wide audience are strongly encouraged. 

Cost of Attending the 11th Northwest Climate Conference

We anticipate that registration costs for the 11th NWCC will be in the same range as they have been in past years: from $150-$200 for the full conference. We will also offer a discounted rate for students, frontline and under-represented communities and certain individuals who demonstrate financial need. The exact cost structure will be posted as soon as possible.

Please keep in mind that your overall cost for conference attendance is likely to be lower than in past years since there will be no travel or hotel per diems for a virtual conference. While the total cost of attending the Climate Conference will decrease, the cost of holding the conference will remain about the same. There are additional expenses associated with the logistics and technology necessary to hold a virtual conference.

We recognize that many individuals, communities and institutions are facing unprecedented financial challenges due to COVID-19 and the associated economic fallout. We intend to subsidize participation by students, frontline communities, and under-represented stakeholders. We also understand that financial hardships have hit many individuals and institutions who might not conventionally be considered “in need.” Stay tuned for opportunities to apply for a subsidy or scholarship to attend the Climate Conference. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

The Northwest Climate Conference provides a unique opportunity to learn from and connect with a diverse community of experts fostering a more climate-resilient Northwest. The event brings together practitioners, scientists, tribal communities and decision makers to share knowledge, ideas and best practices related to climate change science, impacts and adaptation in the Pacific Northwest.