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Guidelines for Paper Abstract Submission

  • Abstracts are limited to 600 words.
  • The abstract must be original and not previously published. Updates to previously published works are acceptable as long as there is substantial new information.
  • For submissions to the Young Conservation Professionals session, please indicate that you are submitting a paper to this session by including the letters YCP before the title of your abstract. For example, “YCP Conservation of painted cast iron sculptures.”
  • Only online submissions made on this platform will be considered. Files and texts submitted via email will not be accepted.
  • No tables or graphs will be accepted at the abstract phase.
  • Once submitted, the abstract cannot be edited or changed.
  • When creating your account, please submit a biography of no more than 300 words. Biographies are required for the abstract review process.
  • Please ensure the email address of the corresponding author is accurate, as this will be the sole method of communication regarding acceptance.
  • Please ensure that all email addresses and contact information is correct if there are multiple authors.
  • You will receive an email confirmation for each submission.
  • Please use the following contacts for support:


Key Dates:


  • March 15 2021 Start of abstract submission
  • April 15 2021 April 19 2021, 11:59 PM Eastern Time Deadline for abstract submission
  • June 7 2021 Authors notified of abstract review decision
  • October 31 2021 Deadline for final Paper submission
  • February 14 2022 Authors notified of final Paper review decision


  • June 21 2021 Call for posters announced
  • September 21 2021 Deadline for abstract submission
  • December 1 2021 Authors notified of review decision
  • April 1 2022 Final text of posters due


September 5-9 2022 - Start of Conference

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