Call for Abstracts

GeoConvention 2020 Themes

GeoConvention 2020 will host a wide variety of earth science sessions, hosted by some of the brightest minds and thought leaders in industry and academia. The Session Guide will hopefully help in determining the best fit for your paper, but if you have any questions, please let us know at

Session Guide

Abstract Revisions

Abstract revisions will be accepted through February 10; please access the submission system via the button below, log in and edit as needed.

Abstract Management System

Full/Extended Abstract Template

GAC/MAC Summary Abstract Format

Guidelines and Policies

Oral and Poster Abstract Guidelines

To accommodate all partner society expectations for 2020, at the very minimum, a summary must be provided for all submissions.  If submitting only a summary per GAC/MAC guidelines, please use the GAC/MAC template linked above.  For all other papers, a minimum of two (2) pages is suggested in addition to a figure.  The maximum length is 5 pages.

An outline (linked above) has been created to assist you in preparing your abstract submission. You must utilize the template for your abstract for text and heading consistency.  Please only use the headings as appropriate for your paper and delete the others.  Please too mind the font type and sizes identified in the template.  Papers that do not use the template will be rejected.

Papers may be revised through February 10th by uploading an updated abstract through the submission portal.

Oral and Poster Presentation Guidelines

Oral Presentations

Oral presentations will be 20 minutes in length, followed by a 5-minute question and answer period. Upon acceptance, presentations must be prepared in a single screen electronic format (PowerPoint, 16×9).

Poster Presentations

Poster presentations will be allocated one 4’ x 8’ panels. If two (or more) panels are required, please include a comment on your submission form. Each presenter must prepare a mini oral presentation that can be delivered at a scheduled time. Poster presenters will be required to remain with their poster for the morning or afternoon of their scheduled presentation time in addition to the networking time in the late afternoon. Posters will be on display for the full conference and scheduled presentation time(s) will be provided upon approval of abstract(s). If your poster does not fit a specific topic category, please select the category that most closely fits. Posters will be approved based on content and relevancy and do not necessarily have to fit within the pre-defined themes. Further information on the Posters can be found here.

If you select to present an oral and poster presentation, the organizing committee will work with the schedule to ensure your presentation times do not overlap. If you sign up to present both an oral and poster presentation, please note, you are agreeing to present both the oral (slides) presentation and the poster presentation.

Special Student Awards

In addition to general content/presentation awards for the conference, the following two Student Awards are available for those eligible and interested; students can select if they wish to be considered for these awards upon submitting their abstract:

  • Jérôme H. Remick III Student Poster Award from GAC.   More informaiton on Jérôme H. Remick III can be found here
  • Toth Student Award from IAH-CNC.  Open to Hydrogeology students, both poster and oral formats.   More informaiton on the Toth Award can be found here.  Please note, to be considered for this award, a minimum of 2 pages of text and at least 1 figure is required.

Presentation Acceptance

Notification emails will be sent in mid-February 2020.

CSPG Core conference

Further information about abstract submission for the CSPG Core Conference can be found hereCore Conference abstracts should not be submitted through the GeoConvention Portal.

Commercialism Policy

The intent of GeoConvention 2020 is to provide good quality, high-level technical presentations which are free from commercial influence or bias. GeoConvention 2020 prohibits presentations that constitute promotion and/or advertising. Presentations that deal exclusively with a program, publication or product will not be accepted or tolerated by the participant or selection committee.

No Show Policy

By submitting your abstract, you are agreeing that you will be available to present during the 2020 GeoConvention, May 11-13. If you do not agree with one or more of the statements, please e-mail

  • I understand that papers should be submitted only by authors who are certain of their availability to attend the Conference and also of their ability to deliver effective presentations.
  • I understand that all presenters must register as a delegate to attend the meeting (discounted delegate presenter rate)
  • I understand that GeoConvention has implemented a No-Show policy effective for the 2020 program and will be enforced per the outline below:


If no one appears to present an accepted paper (poster or oral) that is listed in the Delegate Handbook, the presenting author will be placed on a No-Show List unless excused by the Technical Chair. Abstracts submitted to a subsequent Convention in which the presenting author is on the No-Show List will be automatically rejected. For the first offense, the presenting author will be placed on the No-Show List for two years. If there is re-occurrence, the time will double for each subsequent offence. Additionally, secondary authors will be put on a Non-Compliant List for one year and so notified. If an author remains on the Non-Compliant List for three years, the author moves to the No-Show List. Presenting authors who withdraw their paper in writing to the Technical Chairs before four weeks prior to the commencement of the Conference will be considered compliant and not be placed on the No-Show List. Presenting authors that withdraw or are a no-show after this date are placed on the No-Show List at the discretion of the Technical Program Chair.


By submitting your abstract you allow GeoConvention to publish and promote your submission through all media formats including USB sticks and archiving. GeoConvention will not own the material and the material will remain the property of the individual submitter. Any questions can be directed to

Submission Deadline

The abstract submission deadline is: January 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM MST.
If your paper cannot be released before this date, please upload a placeholder and we will be in touch to follow up with final submission.  Revisions are accepted through February 10, 2020.

Contact Information

Questions regarding abstracts, submissions, or the technical program, should be directed to