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9th Annual St. Louis River Summit, March 5-6


March 5, 2019
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Yellowjacket Union, UW-Superior
1605 Catlin Ave
Superior, WI 54880 United States
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Hilarie Sorensen
(715) 399-4087

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Registration is $30 and includes two lunches, four break refreshments, and room costs for both days. Students attend for free, but should still register.

Dates: March 5-6
River Towns: Landscapes and Livelihoods

Topical Areas:

  1. Community Well-being: human relationships with the river, human behavior and decisions, land use changes
  2. Dynamic Landscapes: habitats, estuary processes, ecosystems, restoration, resiliency, remediation
  3. Area of Concern Progress: removing legacy impairments, updates, financing
  4. Monitoring to Understand: what to measure, how to work together, how to assess success, what is the “new normal”


We welcome poster and 10- or 20-minute oral presentation abstracts related to the biological, social, ecological, or economic significance of the St. Louis River and its surrounding and contributing communities.

Guidelines for oral presentations:

10 minute oral presentations:

Speakers are allowed 8 minutes for presentation and 2 minutes for questions. This presentation option is intended for:

  1. sharing project ideas where presenters are looking for feedback, resources, data, or collaborations;
  2. on-going projects with preliminary conclusions or updates; and
  3. projects with a simple message.

20 minute oral presentations:

Speakers are allowed 16 minutes for presentation and 4 minutes for questions. This presentation option is for completed projects with final data analysis and conclusions.

Guidelines for poster presentations:

Posters are encouraged as they allow extended informal discussions and active participation by authors and co-authors. Poster display space is 36” x 48” – please choose either landscape or portrait orientation.

Abstract review & acceptance process and timeline:

Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the conference planning abstract committee.

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