Call for presentations and posters,
International Cemetery Preservation Summit

NCPTT is soliciting oral and poster presentations that focus on research and innovation in cemetery conservation and preservation for the NCPTT’s International Cemetery Preservation Summit to be held in Niagara Falls, NY, October 8-10, 2013. Topics for presentation may include recent developments in technologies, unique treatments, and creative solutions.Additionally, presentations may explore future directions in cemetery preservation as well as current gaps in research and understanding of issues.Presentations will be reviewed and selected by NCPTT staff.Speakers will be offered a reduced registration fee of $199.

Proposals for presentations should be submitted as extended abstracts. There are two categories of presentations: oral presentations and poster presentations.

Poster presentationsParticipant of the 2009 Nationwide Cemetery Preservation Summit, in field session on dry ice dusting.

Posters should be approximately 36 x 40 inches, landscape. Please submit an abstract of no less than 500 words (excluding figures and references). Abstract should contain: main presenter’s full contact information (name, title, organization, address, phone, fax, email). Suggested key issues, topics, and concepts of posters may address include but are not limited to:

Archeology
Mapping and Documentation
Landscapes
Engineering Challenges
Issues in National Cemeteries
Preservation Case Studies
Materials Conservation
Stone
Masonry
Wood
Metals

Abstract deadline is August 12, 2013.

Email notification of accepted poster presentations will be sent on August 19, 2013.

Abstracts should be sent to:

Jason Church
jason_church@contractor.nps.gov
NCPTT
645 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Oral presentations

Talks will be 20 minutes in duration, ending with a 5 minute questions session (25 minute total). Please submit an abstract of no less than 500 words (excluding figures and references). Abstract should contain: presenter’s full contact information (name, title, organization, address, phone, fax, email), and a 100-word biography for the author and each co-author. We recommend no more than two presenters per paper. Suggested key issues, topics, and concepts of papers may address include but are not limited to:

Participant of the 2009 Nationwide Cemetery Preservation Summit, in field session on dry ice dusting.

Archeology
Mapping and Documentation
Landscapes
Engineering Challenges
Issues in National Cemeteries
Materials Conservation
Stone
Masonry
Wood
Metals

Abstract deadline is May 6, 2013.

Email notification of accepted presentations will be sent on June 10, 2013.  Presentations addressing similar topics will be combined into sessions. Each session will include four presentations.

Abstracts should be sent to:

Jason Church
jason_church@contractor.nps.gov
NCPTT
645 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Vendor Tables are available for this event, for more information please contact Jason Church jason_church@contractor.nps.gov

Timeline

May 6:  Deadline for applications, proposals for oral presentations
June 10: Announce accepted presentations
June 24: Confirmation from presenters
July 1: Announce program, post schedule
August 5: Deadline for poster abstracts
August 19: Announce accepted posters

September 1: Early Registration ($299) ends
September 2 to October 4: Full Registration of $399

Submission guidelines

All accepted proposals must be presented at the conference by at least one author.
Authors of an accepted presentation must provide an abstract of no less than 500 words (not including diagrams, figures, and references) for publication in the conference proceedings.
NCPTT welcomes student participation in the summit, students are welcome to submit oral and poster abstracts.
Submissions whose main purpose is to promote a commercial product or service will not be accepted.

All submissions, abstracts, and proposals should be sent to:

Jason Church
jason_church@contractor.nps.gov
NCPTT
645 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457

For more information on the conference and registration

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