MNWRC Special Session

Is a Special Session Right for Your Presentation?

Want to present at the Minnesota Water Resources Conference, but have a topic, format, or demonstration that doesn’t fit within the standard 20-minute oral presentation? A special session may be the option for you! 

Special sessions are deep dives into specific, timely topics and/or provide a multidisciplinary approach. Choose from one, two, or three 90-minute time blocks.

The Minnesota Water Resources Conference collects special session submissions year-round. Submissions received by the first Friday in March will be considered for the current year's conference. Due to the timely nature of the topics considered for special sessions, submissions not selected for this year's conference will not be considered for next year. If you wish to have your submission considered for future years, you will need to resubmit the topic.

Timeline

March: Special session proposal due for consideration in the current calendar year. Organizers will be notified of acceptance following the March planning committee meeting. 

August: All final updates to session details due. 

Requirements

Session organizers will be asked to provide the following details when submitting a proposal:

  • organizer name, email, phone number, job title, and company name
  • session title (75 character limit)
  • short description (550 character/75 word limit)
  • abstract (2000 character/300 word limit)
  • time requirements (1–3 90-minute blocks of time)
  • speaker(s)
    • speaker names and contact details, if you know them, or
    • an explanation of the type of experience they have or the specific company they will be from
  • other details the planning committee will need to know about the session for consideration

Deadline

Please submit your proposal by the first Friday in March for consideration in the current calendar year. Note that all special session presenters are required to register for the conference.

How to Submit 

Proposals must be submitted through this online form: