November 13 – 16, 2019 -  New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans Marriott – 555 Canal Street


 The Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, Inc. in collaboration with Texas Southern University will host the Seventh Annual HBCU Climate Change Conference November 13 – 16, 2019. The purpose of the conference is to bring together HBCU faculty and students, researchers, climate professionals and environmental justice and coastal community residents impacted by toxic facilities and severe weather events related to climate change in order to bridge the gap between theory and the experiential realities of climate change. The conference will address issues related to climate justice, adaptation, community resilience, global climate issues, and other major climate change topics (i.e. transportation, energy sources, carbon emissions, green jobs/green economy, just transition, and community economic development).
Featuring:
  • HBCU Student Panels and Poster Session
  • National Environmental Justice Experts
  • Faith Leaders
  • EJ Community Leaders
  • Exhibits
  • Community Tour
 Another goal of the conference is to engage local high school students in the activities of the conference. College-bound high school students will be introduced to climate science, within the context of how their daily life activities affect climate. The sessions will be interactive, including computer-simulated games.

CONFERENCE LOCATION

New Orleans Marriott 

555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

CONFERENCE CONTACT

Mary I. Williams
maryw@dscej.org
504-510-2991

CONFERENCE SPONSORSHIP/EXHIBITS

The work of putting on the HBCU Climate Change Conference comes with high costs, but the rewards are great!  We are seeking conference sponsors who want to be instrumental in providing experiential learning opportunities to HBCU students while educating community members on climate change and environmental justice issues. Won’t you take advantage of this great opportunity to develop the next generation of leaders by participating at one of the sponsorship levels indicated on the Online Sponsorship Form. Your participation will provide funds for travel, supplies and meeting expenses so that student and faculty participants from HBCUs across the country will be able to return to their schools and communities armed with valuable knowledge, experiences and the resolve to make a change.

Click here for the Sponsorship Form


CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEE

The conference registration cost is $150 general registration and $50 for students.
A limited number of student travel scholarships are available. Travel scholarships include lodging and transportation (per diem is not included).

Click here to Register for the Conference


STUDENT ABSTRACT SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS AND GUIDELINES

Student abstracts are being accepted for oral and poster presentations. Students are encouraged to present an abstract that has been conducted in the following subject areas:
  • Climate Change/Climate Justice
  • Adaptation and Mitigation
  • Community Resilience
  • Green Jobs, Green Economy
  • Energy Sources
  • Carbon Emissions, Cap and Trade
  • Just Transition, Just Sustainability
  • Campus Sustainability
  • Global dimensions of climate change
  • Sea Level Rise
  • Food Security
  • Faith-based Advocacy and Activism
  • Theologics of Resistance

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Click here for the Online Abstract Form

Abstracts will be accepted via electronic Online Abstract Form only. Abstracts will not be processed for review if they are not submitted using the Online Abstract Form. Abstracts that do not conform to official guidelines will not be accepted.

DEADLINE: All abstracts must be submitted via the online abstract form no later than 5:00 PM Central, June 1, 2019.
PRESENTATION FORMAT:  Individuals should select oral or poster presentation on the abstract submission form. Authors whose abstracts are accepted to give an oral presentation are required to also give a poster presentation. The final decision of assignment to oral or poster presentation will be determined by the abstract reviewing committee.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: Notification of receipt will be sent to the email address provided by the submitting author. Notification of acceptance will be sent no later than July 15, 2019.
ABSTRACT INSTRUCTIONS: Maximum of 300-word count in Georgia 11 point font (excluding title, authors, and affiliations). Define all abbreviations the first time they appear in the abstract.  Avoid formulas, tables, and charts. Do not include references or credits. Your abstract should be typed into the form single-spaced with no spaces between paragraphs.  Proofread your abstract carefully before submitting; no corrections will be allowed.

POSTER-ABSTRACT ACCEPTANCE REQUIREMENTS

Once your abstract has been accepted, you will be required to provide the following information for publication in the conference manual:
  • A 150-word biographical narrative describing your career goals.  Please include your name, classification, school, hometown, and hobbies.
  • Note: If your oral presentation or poster has more than one author, each person must submit a  biographical narrative. All accepted abstracts will be published in the conference manual. 

POSTER SESSION GUIDELINES

  • Use a self-standing tri-fold tabletop poster that is 48" wide, 36" high.
  • Posters may be developed by teams of 2 – 3 students representing a single school.
  • The names of each student on the team and the name of the school should be displayed on the poster and on any handouts.
  • Each team should bring their final printed poster to the conference.
  • Posters can be set up Saturday morning between 8:00 am and 8:45 am. During the poster session reception, students must stand by their posters to discuss their research with conference participants.
  • Posters not removed by the end of the conference will be discarded.

POSTER DEVELOPMENT TIPS

  • Posters should include the title of the presentation and the list of authors. Letters in the title should be at least 1 inch high. Include visuals – text, figures, tables, color photographs, maps, and/or charts.
  • The material should be well labeled and legible from a distance of 2 yards. Lettering should be bold. If you will be posting typed material, use a large font size (20 to 24 point font) on white, pale yellow or cream-colored, non-glossy paper. Use 1-inch margins. Avoid the use of fancy fonts. Use upper and lowercase letters. Simple serif fonts such as "Times New Roman" are easier to read than sans (without) serif fonts such as "Geneva".

HBCU TABLE DISPLAY

There will be a six-foot table available for each school to display your school paraphernalia. Please bring your University table skirt and items to decorate your table.
 

GROUND TRANSPORTATION

New Orleans Airport Shuttle – Rates $24 per person one way/ $44 round trip.
To make reservations call 504-522-3500.
 
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