5th Anniversary HBCU Climate Change Conference
Bridging the Gap Between
Theory & Experience
March 15 – 19, 2017
New Orleans, Louisiana
Dillard University’s Deep South Center for Environmental Justice in collaboration with the Texas Southern University will host the Fifth Anniversary HBCU Climate Change Conference March 15 – 19 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The purpose of the conference is to bring together HBCU faculty and students, researchers, climate professionals and environmental justice and coastal community residents impacted by toxic facilities and severe weather events related to climate change in order to bridge the gap between theory and the experiential realities of climate change. The conference will address issues related to climate justice, adaptation, community resilience, global climate issues, and other major climate change topics (i.e. transportation, energy sources, carbon emissions, green jobs/green economy, just transition, and community economic development).
Another goal of the conference is to include local high school students in the activities of the conference. College bound high school students will be introduced to climate science, within the context of how their daily life activities affect climate. The sessions will be interactive, including computer simulated games.
HBCU Climate Change partner institutions include Alabama A & M University, Claflin University, Dillard University, Fisk University, Florida A & M University, Grambling State University, Hampton University, Howard University, Huston-Tilotson University, Jackson State University, Lincoln University, Mississippi Valley State University, Morehouse College, Morgan State University, North Carolina A & T University, Savannah State University, Southern University and A & M College, Baton Rouge, Spelman College, Tennessee State University, Texas Southern University, and Xavier University of Louisiana.
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STUDENT ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
INSTRUCTIONS AND GUIDELINES
Student abstracts are being accepted for oral and poster presentations. Students are encouraged to present an abstract that has been conducted in the following subject areas:
Abstracts will be accepted via electronic submission only. Abstracts that do not conform to official guidelines will not be accepted.
DEADLINE: All abstracts must be submitted via the online form. The deadline to submit abstracts has been extended to January 27,2017.
PRESENTATION FORMAT: Author(s) should indicate their preference for oral or poster presentation on the submission form. However, the final decision of assignment to oral or poster presentation will be determined by the abstract reviewing committee.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: Notification of receipt will be sent to the email address provided by the submitting author. Notification of acceptance will be sent no later than February 10, 2017.
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Please submit abstracts via the online form. Abstracts will not be processed for review if they are not submitted using the online form.
ABSTRACT INSTRUCTIONS: Maximum of 300 word count in Georgia 11 point font (excluding title, authors, and affiliations). Define all abbreviations the first time they appear in the abstract. Avoid formulas, tables, and charts. Do not include references or credits. Your abstract should be typed into the form single spaced with no spaces between paragraphs. Abstracts should clearly indicate if it is for oral and/or poster presentation. Proofread your abstract carefully before submitting; no corrections will be allowed.
The following items requested will not determine reviewer abstract decisions but will be used for publication in the conference program for abstracts that have been accepted.
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HBCU TABLE DISPLAY
There will be a six foot table available for each school to display your school paraphernalia. Please bring your University table skirt and items to decorate your table.
New Orleans Airport Shuttle – Rates $20 per person one way/ $38 round trip. To make reservations call 504-522-3500.
STUDENT TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP FORM