Call for Abstracts

We invite you to submit an abstract for the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve’s River Transformations: The 12th Annual St. Louis River Summit.

This year’s theme speaks directly to pandemic recovery and brighter days ahead for our communities, river recovery as St. Louis River Area of Concern work progresses, and the transformative work of understanding and addressing climate change.

The Summit will take place on March 7th, 8th, and 9th, 2022 as a hybrid virtual event. Oral presentations will be virtual and hosted over Zoom Meetings. The Poster Session will be in person at University of Wisconsin-Superior’s Yellowjacket Union with virtual elements.

Oral and poster presentations may cover a broad range of topics related to the St. Louis River but should connect to the theme of River Transformations.

Abstract Deadlines

January 10, 2022, 11:59pm - all oral presentation abstracts
January 18, 2022 - abstract acceptance notification
February 1, 2022, 11:59pm - poster presentation abstracts
February 4, 2022 - poster presentation acceptance notification

The Poster Session will have both virtual and in person elements. Presenters and audiences will engage within an online sharing and connecting platform and have the opportunity to meet in person at University of Wisconsin-Superior’s Yellowjacket Union On Tuesday March 8th, at 4:30PM

If you plan to submit a poster presentation abstract please fill out this 1-minute survey as soon as possible to gauge interest in participating in person.

We are accepting traditional poster formats (pdf) with the option to also share an accompanying video presentation.

Submit a Poster Presentation Abstract

Abstract Format

Presentation title length: 20 word limit
Abstract length: 350 word limit

Abstract review & acceptance process and timeline

Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the Summit’s abstract committee. Authors will be notified of acceptance by January 18, 2022 for oral presentations, and February 4th, 2022 for poster presentations.


Awards and fabulous prizes will be given out for People’s Choice Poster, and People’s Choice Student Poster.

Additional Details

All accepted oral presenters that will present live will be required to test audio/visual with the Summit Planning Team in advance of the event.

Pre-recorded talk presentations will be given resources with detailed instructions on how to record presentations in Zoom or Microsoft Powerpoint. 

Student registration and participation in the Summit is FREE and we strongly encourage students of all ages to submit abstracts. 

For questions, please contact:

Hannah Ramage