Call for Presentations

We Welcome Your Presentation Ideas!

Presentation proposals are welcome from practitioners (including planners, biologists, ecologists, engineers, technicians, administration, GIS staff, etc.) in all sectors, including conservation authorities, municipalities, academia, industry, ENGOs, government (municipal/provincial/federal), and education. Proposals related to succession in all of its forms (ecological, social, political, scientific, intergenerational, etc.) are encouraged. Furthermore, presentations centred around planned or completed projects, successes and failures, strategies, new techniques and methods, tools for conservation, workshops, tours and more are all encouraged. Suggested categories/topics are provided below, but this list is not intended to be exhaustive.

Timing, locations, presenters, etc. are all needed to help place these sessions within the conference. The deadline to submit your idea(s) is Monday, April 3, 2017. Accepted speakers receive a registration discount for the day of presentation.

Have any questions? Contact William (Bill) Trenouth

Submission Form Now Closed

Agencies may also wish to submit an idea for a Pre-Latornell workshop or event. Guidelines, application form and contact information can be found on the  Pre-Latornell Workshop page.

We would like to thank all those who submitted presentation ideas for the 2017 Symposium for taking the time to get engaged in this process.
If you are not contacted by a committee member by July 7th, chances are your presentation has not been selected for this year’s program. Once again, thank you to all who submitted ideas!


Soils and Soil Health

Includes: conservation, regeneration measures, the soil biome, microflora and mirofauna, erosion prediction and management, land use and human health, contamination and remediation, nutrient


Includes: invasive species management, regeneration, climate change impacts and capacity building, multifunctional benefits and beneficial uses, planning tools, policies, equipment and technologies

Watershed Management

Includes: flooding (urban flooding outside the regulatory floodplain), floodplain management, stormwater/runoff management, water quality, assimilative capacity, LID/GI, ecohydrology, dynamic flows/e-flows, channel restoration, watershed planning, source water protection, riparian buffers, shorelines

Natural Heritage

Includes: biodiversity, wetlands, fisheries, invasive species, SAR, natural channels, protection, monitoring and data collection, wildlife management, natural capital, provincial policy initiatives

Green Technologies

Includes: governing policies, permeable surfaces, resource recovery, geospatial, remote sensing and autonomous data collection and management, innovative approaches


Includes: agricultural and forestry incentives, program implementation, municipal projects, First Nations topics and perspectives, community-driven approaches, emerging policies, program successes and/or technical barriers

Environment and Economy

Includes: valuing natural assets, green economy, revenue opportunities on public lands, corporate giving, farmland trusts, rental agreements, market instruments, fee and rebate models, credit systems, valuing health and environmental linkages

Environment and Public Health / EcoHealth

Includes: health economy of green and built spaces, physical, mental health and other benefits of natural systems, assessment of health benefits of clean air, water and related life support systems

Communications and Marketing

Includes: public participation, engagement strategies, telling the story, overcoming misperceptions, social media strategies, generation-specific communication approaches

Environmental Education and Outreach

Includes: audience identification, knowledge transfer and translation, interpretation, learning approaches, experiential learning, storytelling, outdoor education, augmented approaches
Note that the above subject areas are intended to be representative, not exhaustive. Your topic may also fit within more than one category.

Submitted proposals could include the following:

  • Science and/or research
  • Long and short-term environmental prediction, modelling and monitoring
  • Unique case studies, demonstration projects and educational services
  • Conservation, restoration and/or remediation methods
  • Unique technologies that improve outcomes in our field
  • Dynamic relationships
  • New and emerging policies and programs
  • Techniques and approaches (with examples) that improve education, knowledge transfer and outreach
  • Organizational change
  • Project selection and location – what works? What doesn’t?
  • New technologies that improve accuracy, forecasting, modelling, or implementation