How to Submit


  • All submitted abstracts will be accepted. The review process will determine your place in the program. 
  • Submission of abstracts deadline: 2 April.
  • Before submitting an abstract, you must register online, pay all fees and receive your abstract submission code at: 
  • All abstract submissions must be made through the IGU-CAG-NCGE Online Submission Platform:
  • An abstract proposal must be submitted to one of the IGU Commissions, CAG Study Groups, or NCGE (see list). A dropdown menu will be available at the time of abstract submittal. Each participant must choose from the dropdown menu an IGU Commission, CAG Study Group, or NCGE section with whom they wish to give their paper and then select the session in which they wish to participate. Those who do not wish to participate in one of the proposed sessions may choose the option OPEN SESSION to submit an individual paper. (The conference organizing committee relies on this information to assign the appropriate reviewers.)
  • In order to keep the conference inclusive, participants may appear as the author of only one individual paper, and may appear as session organizer for no more than one session.
  • Abstacts may be submitted in English or French, the official languages of the conference.
  • Abstracts must not exceed 250 words. The abstract must describe the object of study, research problem, methods, and conclusions.
  • By submitting an abstract, you grant to the conference organizers the right to publish your abstract in the conference abstracts and distribute it electronically.
  • All abstracts are due by 2 April 2018 at 11:59 pm EST. No exceptions will be made after this date. After 2 April 2018, all abstracts will be made electronically accessible to the evaluation committees of each IGU Commission, CAG Study Group or NCGE for review and integration into a final program for the 2018 conference.

  • The duration of a session is 1.5 hours; therefore, each individual paper in a session should be no longer than 15 minutes (including questions). Individual paper proposals are 15-minute talks that describe the object of study, research problem, methods, and conclusions. Research should ideally be original and pose critical questions, synthesize divergent bodies of literature, or elaborate new theoretical or conceptual frameworks.

Guidelines for the PowerPoint presentations

  • The size of the slides must be set for a Giant screen (16:9)    
  • If needed please use the following IGU2018 PowerPoint template (fichier ZIP)
  • A poster should make a unified, coherent statement about the object of study, problem, methods, results, and conclusions.
  • Posters should be of professional quality and be clearly legible from a distance of 1.5 meters. It will be possible to print your poster through the Concierge at the Conference Centre for a nominal fee.
  • Text should be limited with an emphasis on maps, figures, and tables.
  • Posters will be displayed on a 2 m X 2 m (80 inches X 80 inches) poster board supplied by the organizers.
  • The conference organizers believe that posters are an important means of communicating scientific information. For this reason, poster sessions will be displayed during the IGU-CAG-NCGE poster browsing sessions in a high-visibility area of the Exhibit Hall.
  • To submit a session proposal: all sessions must be hosted by an IGU Commission, CAG Study Group or NCGE. Please contact the relevant IGU Commission, CAG Study Group, or NCGE with your proposal. If they agree to host your proposal, you should then send us by email ( the title of your session proposal as well as the name of the host and a copy of their agreement to serve as host. We will then add it to the dropdown menu for abstract submittal.
  • Addresses for CAG Study Groups can be found here: 
  • Addresses for IGU Commission can be found here: 
  • Address for NCGE is: