Posted on May 16, 2012 by Naomi Finseth

Growing the Bioeconomy will accept abstracts for contributed papers and posters until May 31, 2012 for student proposals.

Proposals from Students

Growing the Bioeconomy will accept abstracts for contributed papers and posters until May 31, 2012.

Abstracts will be reviewed by the program committee and selected students will be invited to participate in a speaking competition on the Tuesday before the conference; winners of this competition will be invited to give short oral presentations during the conference. Others will be invited to present posters only. Awards will be offered to students with the best posters and best presentations.

Please check the website in mid-May for full award details and information about special graduate student opportunities at the conference.

Guidelines for posters Posters: Poster boards are 2.5 m (8 ft) wide and 1.2 m (4ft) high. Please ensure that your poster is a maximum of 1.1 m (3.5 ft) wide in order to fit 2 posters per side of the board.

Growing the Bioeconomy: Social, Environmental and Economic Implications Conference 2012

As the bioeconomy expands, decision-makers need up-to-date knowledge to develop strategies and manage this growth.

Environmental scientists, policy experts and scientific leaders will work together in this meeting of the minds to understand the implications of the bioeconomy. Three leading academic associations working on the life sciences in Europe and North America invite you to attend and contribute to a shared understanding of the challenges and opportunities relating to the bioeconomy.

During three half-day sessions, Growing the Bioeconomy will address the environmental, social and economic implications of the growth in this sector, following an initial overview of the latest technical developments.  The final day of the conference will be devoted to examining what our next steps should be. For further details please see the Conference Overview.

The town of Banff is located in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. It is the ideal setting for calm reflection and stimulating discussion.

Conference date: October 2-5, 2012

Conference location: Rimrock Resort Hotel, Banff, Alberta, Canada

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