This is a collection of some of our most frequently asked questions. If you can't find an answer to your question, please contact us at [email protected].


WaterSciCon24 will be held at the Saint Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul, MN.

175 West Kellogg Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN 55102

WaterSciCon 2024 will be held 24-27 June 2024.
WaterSciCon24 is a hands-on learning experience with more than three dozen learning workshops supplementing and complementing the scientific sessions, town halls, and other specific programming. Because of the hands-on nature of the sessions, the meeting will be held onsite in St. Paul. Additionally, sessions will be recorded for on-demand viewing online.
Childcare will not be provided onsite. Caregivers can attend the meeting for free. For families with children onsite, there is a Family Lounge where you can have privacy from the meeting. It is Room 13 on the Upper Level of the RiverCentre.
AGU and CUAHSI welcome those who assist others in need during WaterSciCon. Caregivers are individuals who are at the meeting to assist with childcare or those with ADA needs. Individuals may register for free at any registration counter on-site; valid identification is required.
Registration is currently open and will be open through the meeting for onsite registrations.

Reserve discounted housing until 16 June. AGU does have multiple hotels in the block at various price points. Please remember that booking in the hotel block helps keep prices for hotels and registration low as cities normally provide better rates to meetings with blocks. By staying in a hotel block, attendees gain the opportunity to further network with industry peers and remain in the center of the activity surrounding the conference. 

This is the second WaterSciCon conference and we expect to build from the inaugural meeting in 2022. We expect up to 700 or 800 attendees.
No, all members of the water community are welcome to attend.
The health and safety of our attendees is top of mind, and we are committed to making #WaterSciCon24 as safe as possible. The conference is important to attendees, but your health is more important. If you are not feeling well, please stay at your hotel to rest, recuperate, and return to the meeting.
WaterSciCon24 is accepting requests for event/ancillary space at the Saint Paul RiverCentre. Learn more and submit a request.


Registration is open now and throughout the duration of the conference. Learn more, view rates, and register here.

Your registration fee includes access to the virtual event platform, all in-person and on-demand online sessions, the in-person exhibition, plenary lectures, networking, education and career development opportunities.

All attendees, including presenters and chairs, must register for #WaterSciCon24. Your abstract fee or your acceptance to speak is not your registration.


WaterSciCon24 is primarily an onsite event and there will not be live-streaming of sessions. The online program is on-demand viewing of scientific sessions after the meeting.

All attendees, including presenters and chairs, must register for #WaterSciCon24 to gain access to the virtual platform. An author whose science is presented onsite by a colleague who wants to view the recordings would need to register at an online rate.

Reduced registration rates are extended to all meeting attendees who register for the meeting prior to the early bird deadline of 15 May 2024. Payment must be received by the noted deadline to receive the early bird rate.

Written requests must be emailed to the WaterSciCon Registration Center. Registration cancellations received by 21 May 2024 will receive a complete refund. Cancellations received between 22 to 29 May 2024 will have a $50 USD processing fee deducted from their refund. No refunds will be issued for cancelled registrations or ticketed events after 29 May 2024.

WaterSciCon will accept credit card, check and wire transfer payments. All check and wire transfer payments must be received by 24 May 2024.

WaterSciCon does not accept purchase orders for registration payment.

To request a registration receipt, please contact [email protected].


  • The presenting author must register for and attend WaterSciCon24.
  • Session chairs and all presenters must pay a registration fee if they are attending and/or presenting at WaterSciCon24.
  • Chairs listed on a proposal do not need to register for WaterSciCon24 if they will not attend the meeting.

Please cite as:
Author(s) (2024), Title, Abstract (Final paper number, ex: 103-02) presented at WaterSciCon24, 24-27 June.

The call for abstracts will be open from 7 December 2023 to 24 January (23:59 EDT/03:59 +1 UTC).

Authors will be notified of the acceptance, format and schedule of their abstracts in mid April 2024.

Messages regarding the WaterSciCon scientific program are sent via [email protected]. Please check your junk or spam filter. Note: this email address is not monitored.

If you have questions, please contact the Scientific Program Team.

The meeting will be held onsite in St. Paul, Minn. Presenters who are not able to attend onsite can ask a colleague to present on their behalf onsite. The presentation will then be available for on-demand, online viewing.

The abstract submission guidelines and link to the submission site can be found in the Present section of the WaterSciCon24 site. If you have any questions please contact WaterSciCon’s Scientific Program Team.

First authors can submit two (2) contributed abstracts to ANY topic areas.
The person submitting the abstract will automatically be listed as the first and presenting author. The first author cannot be modified.
A first author may elect to designate a co-author to present the abstract at the meeting. The presenting author must register for the meeting in order to make the presentation. There are no Invited abstracts.

Yes. The abstract submission fee is a required and non-refundable processing fee, separate from meeting registration fees, and is not based on approval of your abstract submission or attendance at the meeting. The abstract submission fees are:

  • Regular submission — $75
  • Student submission — $45
  • Exception: There are no abstract submission fees for individuals residing in qualifying low-income or lower-middle income countries, as defined by the World Bank.

Session Proposals

  • All session chairs and all presenters must pay a registration fee if they are attending and/or presenting at WaterSciCon24.
  • Conveners listed on a proposal do not need to register for WaterSciCon24 if they will not attend the meeting.
No, membership is not a requirement.

There is no fee to submit a session topic.

All first authors who submit an abstract to a session are subject to the abstract submission fee. Presenting authors and session chairs must pay the meeting registration fee.

Session formats include oral sessions and poster sessions onsite, town halls, and plenaries. Learn more about the program here.