Call for Presentation Proposals 

Conference abstracts will be accepted until 5:00 PM Friday, February 16, 2024 (ChST).

Abstracts submissions are now closed.


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.’  

Invitation for Abstract Submissions 

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. 


  1. Call for Research: Abstracts of current or recent research findings are requested. These abstracts should include a description of replicable methods that contribute to the understanding of island sustainability challenges. 
  1. Call for Action: Abstracts for presentations that will inspire sustainable action in our communities are requested. These submissions should be evidence-based solutions or plans that will contribute to solving the challenges of island sustainability. Case-studies may be included. Please make sure to provide a statement in the abstract that suggests an implementation plan following the conference. 

Conference Tracks and Suggested Topics

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.   

Overarching theme: Sustainability Endures

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. 


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.


Submit the following at the form below. 

  1. 1. Author Name(s) 
  2. 2. Institution or Organization 
  3. 3. Contact information 
  4. 4. Title of Presentation 
  5. 5. Abstract (one paragraph, strict 1,500-character limit) 
  6. 6. Key takeaway message/call to action (oral presentation only; 1 to 2 sentences) 
  7. 7. Preferred Presentation Type: oral/workshop/poster 
  8. 8. Preferred conference track 
  9. 9. Logistics/equipment or other special requests 

Deadline- Abstracts submissions are now closed

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 cis@triton.uog.edu.   


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Email: cis@triton.uog.edu 

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