Overview of Technical Sessions
The Sixth International Marine Debris Conference (6IMDC) will be held in San Diego, California, USA. The event takes place March 12-16, 2018. With over 600 expected participants, the 6IMDC is an opportunity to energize international coordination efforts within the marine debris community.
With a variety of tracks, themes, and session types, the 6IMDC will promote new partnerships, further raise public awareness and support, and inspire new actions that will take us closer to the world free from the impacts of marine debris.
We have identified over 75 sessions within ten track areas and welcome abstract submissions for sessions in the following areas. You can submit to any of the technical sessions listed. Please click on the below links to view the sessions under each track. You will identify which technical session is most appropriate for your abstract/poster submission on Step 13 of the submission process below.
Abstract Submission Information
The abstract submission box is limited to a 1850 characters (~250 words) maximum. There is a 10 author limit on the abstract submission form. You have an option to attach a file if you have an applicable document tied to the abstract submission. Accepted file types include pdf, doc, docx, odt, rtf.
Abstract Submission Form
Early Registration Opens: Monday, August 28, 2017
Abstract/Poster Submission Deadline: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Abstract/Poster Notification: Monday, December 4, 2017
Early Registration Ends: Friday, December 15, 2017
Deadline for presenters of accepted abstracts to register: Friday, January 05, 2018
Release Final Program: Monday, January 29, 2018
Conference Begins: Monday, March 12- Friday, March 16, 2018
Abstract/poster presenters are not, at this time, allotted any travel funds. The travel award application is on the 6IMDC registration web page. This will be reviewed on a competitive basis. You should be prepared to pay for your travel and attendance (including registration fee) to the conference.