The 2020 Bays and Bayous Symposium Steering Committee is announcing that it has made the decision to make the symposium virtual. The decision came among COVID-19 concerns, including social distancing and employer travel restrictions.
The symposium will be held in an online format Dec. 1-3 and will not take place at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, as initially planned.
The call for abstracts is currently open, and tracks include disasters and disruptions, healthy coastal ecosystems, living marine resources, resilient communities and economies, and water quality and quantity.
Oral presentations will be submitted as 12-minute pre-recorded talks.
The typical poster presentations will be replaced with pre-recorded three-minute, three-slide lightning talks. More presentation details will be released after abstracts are accepted.
The deadline for submitting abstracts is Friday, Sept. 11.
You can keep up with any symposium changes through the event website at http://baysandbayous.org.