OCTOBER 8-9, 2015
HOLIDAY INN
ST. JOHN'S, NL


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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS. Click here to download a PDF of the call for abstracts as seen below.

Background

Newleef is Newfoundland and Labradorís premier green economy event. An annual conference now in its fourth year, Newleef brings industry, academia, government, and the community together to discuss the growth and diversification of the provinceís economy through the protection of, mitigation of effects to, or enhancement of the natural environment.

Newleef explores business opportunities; presents the latest local research; aims to foster sector innovation; navigates environmental issues with a focus on solutions; highlights the products, services, and activities of organizations operating in the province; and builds sector capacity through the delivery of professional development seminars. Participants in the Newleef conference believe that economy and environment are not mutually exclusive priorities, and that a strong Newfoundland and Labrador economy of the future is built on diversity and sustainability.

Newleef is organized by the Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA). NEIA is a not-for-profit association of businesses which focuses on the growth and development of the green economy in Newfoundland and Labrador. More information on NEIA can be found at www.neia.org.

Thematic Areas of Interest

The following themes have been identified as areas of interest for Newleef 2015. Click on each theme for more information.
  • Coastal, Ocean, and Arctic
    NEIA is calling for presentation abstracts that highlight products, services, processes, or policies which serve to protect, mitigate effects to, or enhance the marine environment. This can be in relation to other industries (e.g. fishing, oil and gas, transportation) or in a standalone context. Submissions from the academic field featuring new research (with the potential for commercial application) are also welcome.
  • Infrastructure, Construction, and Planning
    NEIA is calling for presentation abstracts that highlight products, services, processes, or policies which serve to protect, mitigate effects to, or enhance the environment in: infrastructure development (transportation, stormwater), construction (projects, new buildings, retrofits), and planning (urban design, land use, landscaping). Submissions from the academic field featuring new research (with the potential for commercial application) are also welcome.
  • Resource Sustainability
    NEIA is calling for presentation abstracts that highlight products, services, processes, or policies which serve to protect, mitigate effects to, or enhance the environment in Newfoundland and Labradorís natural resource industries. These sectors include, but are not limited to: fishery, aquaculture, forestry, mining, or oil and gas. Submissions from the academic field featuring new research (with the potential for commercial application) are also welcome.
  • Waste Management
    NEIA is calling for presentation abstracts that highlight products, services, processes, or policies which serve to protect, mitigate effects to, or enhance the environment as it pertains to waste management in Newfoundland and Labrador. This includes waste at both the residential and industrial level. Submissions from the academic field featuring new research (with the potential for commercial application) are also welcome.
  • Agriculture and Food
    NEIA is calling for presentation abstracts that highlight products, services, processes, or policies which serve to protect, mitigate effects to, or enhance the environment as it pertains to agriculture and food in Newfoundland and Labrador. This includes farming as well as initiatives in food sustainability and security. Submissions from the academic field featuring new research (with the potential for commercial application) are also welcome.
  • Green Technologies
    NEIA is calling for presentation abstracts that highlight technological products, services, processes, or policies which serve to protect, mitigate effects to, or enhance the environment. Technologies could be based from (but not be limited to) software, manufacturing, monitoring, chemistry, etc. Submissions from the academic field featuring new research (with the potential for commercial application) are also welcome.
  • Energy
    NEIA is calling for presentation abstracts that highlight energy products, services, processes, or policies which serve to protect, mitigate effects to, or enhance the environment. This can include the renewable energy projects, energy efficiency initiatives, and the discussion of future provincial energy policies. Submissions from the academic field featuring new research (with the potential for commercial application) are also welcome.
  • Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation, and Risk Management
    NEIA is calling for presentation abstracts that highlight climate change Ďsolutionsí specific to Newfoundland and Labrador. This can include products, services, processes, or policies which address climate change issues created in and by the province, or those that can be exported to address challenges abroad. Submissions from the academic field featuring new research (with the potential for commercial application) are also welcome.
Presentations will take place during the conference (October 8-9, 2015) and will be grouped in a session with others based on subject themes. Each presentation will be 30 minutes in duration and can feature audio-visual elements (e.g. PowerPoint, demonstrations, etc.).

Instructions for Submissions

Please include with your submission:
  • Title and type of presentation proposed
  • 250-word (approx.) summary of presentation proposed
  • Presenterís name, affiliation, and brief biographical statement
Please submit by email to Kieran Hanley, Manager of Policy and Communications with NEIA, at kieran@neia.org. Proposals for full conference sessions (2 or more presentations) that would be of interest and importance to the growth of the green economy are also welcome.

Deadline

The deadline for submitting an abstract is August 12, 2015. Abstracts will be reviewed on the basis of relevance to the conference themes and the significance of the content to the Newleef 2015 audience.
NEIA