Jekyll Island Convention Center
Jekyll Island, Ga. | Aug 12-13, 2021

The Georgia Climate Conference is hosted by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and brings together more than 430 leaders and experts from the public, private, nonprofit and academic sectors to collaborate, raise awareness of work across the state, highlight progress and identify opportunities to do more. We are focusing on two areas:

The conference will include concurrent sessions, a poster social, two keynote luncheons, continuing education credits, and networking opportunities. This conference provides an excellent opportunity for practitioners and researchers working on disaster coastal hazards in Georgia to present results of recent studies, discuss works in progress, and share ideas. Topics will include Mapping, Invasive Species, Local Government, Law and Policy, Tools Café, Resiliency and Adaptation, Habitat and Impacted Species, Research, Economics and Industry, Communications, Energy, Agriculture, Public Health, State Efforts, Emergency Preparedness, Private Sector, Media, Social Vulnerability, General Education, Weather and Climate, Living Shorelines and Marine Fisheries.  Oral and poster presenter biographies will be provided to registered conference participants. Proceedings will not be published. Continuing education credit availability will be formally announced at least one month prior to the conference.


Posters should be no larger than 100 cm (40 in) tall by 150 cm (60 in) wide. We will provide poster stations with a foam-core display board, easel, push pins, and tape, if needed.  Presenters will be notified of their poster stations at the start of the conference.  We ask that posters be in place by 3:00 pm on the first day and stay up until noon on the second day. Poster authors are required to be present at the poster social the evening of April 28th to answer questions.

Instructions for submitting posters
The deadline for submitting poster information is April 1, 2021. Submitted information must conform to the style provided in the example below. Submitters will be informed if their abstracts have been accepted by May 1, 2021.  Biographies must be submitted in MS Word format to Jan Mackinnon at include Climate Conference 2021 in the subject line.

Sample Poster Submission

Submitting Author:                             Example:
Name                                                   Jan Mackinnon

Title                                                     Biologist

Affiliation/Agency                              GA DNR-CRD

Street Address                                    One Conservation Way

City, State  Zip                                    Brunswick, GA  31520


Phone number                                     912-264-7218

Topic of Interest (select one):

Public HealthAgricultureResearchMapping/GIS/Tools
Law and PolicyEconomics and IndustryHabitat & Impacted SpeciesLocal Government
CommunicationsResiliency & AdaptationInvasive SpeciesEnergy Resources
Emergency PreparednessMediaSocial VulnerabilityEducation
Weather and ClimatePrivate SectorMarine FisheriesLiving Shorelines

Presentation Title: The title of your presentation as it will appear on your poster at the conference.

Abstract: A brief summary of the content you will be sharing in your poster. No more than 250 words.

Biography: A brief paragraph that includes information about your education (schools and degrees received), agency/organization where employed or school attending, professional experience (number of years working with subject matter, disaster resiliency or hazard preparation), topic expertise and relevance.