Conference abstracts will be accepted until 5:00 PM Friday, February 16, 2024 (ChST).
Abstracts will be reviewed as they are received. Decision notifications will be sent no later than March 1, 2024.
You are invited to submit an abstract to present at the 15th University of Guam Conference on Island Sustainability no later than February 16, 2024. Pre-conference events start on April 8, 2024 followed by the main conference from April 10-13, 2024 at the Hyatt Regency Guam.
The theme of the 15th conference is ‘Sustainability Endures.’
The annual University of Guam Conference on Island Sustainability is a blend of scholarship, advocacy, and action. We encourage diverse abstract submissions from academia, government agencies, non-profit organizations, teachers, students, and the general community.
The 2024 conference tracks align with Categories of Action developed by the Guam Green Growth Working Group to implement the 17 U.N. Sustainable Development Goals in locally and culturally effective ways. Guam Green Growth is the most comprehensive public-private partnership ever created to achieve a sustainable future for Guam. As a founding member of the Local2030 Islands Network, Guam collaborates with other islands around the world to create a sustainable global future. The 15th UOG Conference on Island Sustainability will convene islanders and their allies to exchange ideas and launch a wave of sustainability over the next year.
After rediscovering the depths of our island abundance, we resurface to confront the challenges, develop innovations and reveal solutions for the long term sustainability of our islands. Working together and paddling forward brings us collective actions and collective solutions for the sustainable future we all want.
In the CHamoru language, Guåhan means “We have.” As an island abundant in resources, our communities have the ability to be healthy and prosperous. Sustainable development requires the reduction of poverty and hunger, addressing the health and well-being of all population groups, and being innovative in the ways our society can promote local industries.
Increasing food security and expanding accessibility to local, nutritious food (community gardens, sustainable agriculture and aquaculture); Creating an environment for innovative local industries that can help us reduce reliance on imports and reduce waste generation; Strengthening prevention efforts and programs that decrease substance use while promoting better health decisions, wellness and affordable care.
Traditionally, our communities are centered around inafa’maolek- the value of making things good using a sense of reciprocity. This cultural value is essential in order to lift up a healthy and prosperous community.
REPEAT ABSTRACTS WILL NOT BE SELECTED. The Abstract Review Committee urges that proposals consist of new research or ideas that have not been presented at a previous Conference on Island Sustainability. Exceptions will be made for research projects with significant updates, which should be detailed in the submitted abstract. You are invited to select your preferred presentation type (e.g. oral presentation, workshop, poster). However, the committee will make the final determination based on the number and quality of proposals.
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Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 16, 2024 at 5:00pm (ChST). Abstracts will be reviewed as they are received. Decision notifications will be sent no later than March 1, 2024. If you are selected to present, PowerPoint presentations must be submitted in an electronic format no later than April 6, 2024. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.