Town Hall Proposals


Proposed by the water community and open to all meeting participants, these one-hour sessions are best for:

  • Collecting feedback or raising awareness.
  • Government agencies, academic programs, special projects and other focused interest groups to deliver updates and gather input from the broader water community.
  • Presentation or panel discussion formats.

Guidelines and Policies

Please keep these items in mind.

  • The program committee generally will not consider:
    • Proposals that are primarily advertisements of commercial products and services, or that contain the name of a specific experiment in the title or description. (For opportunities to exhibit or sponsor activities at WaterSciCon24, please see the Exhibit page.)
  • Submitters may submit more than one proposal, but we ask that you ensure the topics are different.
  • The program committee may ask that similar session proposals merge to avoid duplication in the meeting’s scientific program. They may also ask submitters to revise a proposal description. Following the proposal deadline, the program committee will reach out to primary contacts/submitters to make these requests if needed.

Next Steps

If you submitted a Town Hall proposal, you will be notified of acceptance or rejection in mid-November. After town hall submissions close, the program committee reserves the right to:

  • Reject or merge multiple proposals submitted by the same submitter(s) or groups on related topics or across sections,
  • Merge proposals on similar topics,
  • Request that conveners revise the session title and/or description.

The program committee will notify primary contacts/submitters if sessions need to be merged or have their descriptions revised.