Presentation Formats


We encourage proposals for traditional conference sessions that will then be assigned submissions for oral presentations by the organisers.

Presentations (open date to be confirmed)

Oral presentations can be run in traditional 15-20 minute blocks, or take the form of rapid-fire 5-minute talks. Please indicate whether you intend to run long or short-form talks.

Posters (open date to be confirmed)

Poster abstracts can be submitted during the call for abstracts. Posters will be displayed at the venue for the duration of the event, and a poster-viewing night will allow for the presentation of posters to conference attendees.


Workshops can take the form of, for instance, interactive events, discussions, or tutorials. Workshops can run for 40 min, 1 hour, or longer (1/2 day or full day). Please indicate in your submission the intended duration of the workshop and the minimum and maximum number of attendees.


We welcome proposals for panels that bring together key stakeholders to discuss topics with each other and the audience. Panels can run for 40 minutes or 1 hour. Please indicate in your submission the intended duration of the panel event.

Virtual Engagement

New technologies will play an essential role in the future of coasts, and they have a place in our conference. Whether you want to display your innovations, livestream an event, encourage live blogging, or ensure equitable access to our event, you are welcome to propose a virtual engagement. Virtual engagements can vary in duration. Please indicate in your submission the intended duration of the virtual engagement.

Artistic Expressions

We welcome a variety of artistic expressions at the conference, which can take the form of one-time events, ongoing installations, or other formats and durations. As these will be bespoke artistic expressions, please indicate in your submission the intended format, duration, and preferred location for your expression.

Youth Event

Please submit suggestions for events particularly targeting the younger generation here. Please indicate what your target audience will be, e.g. high school students, and how you are intending to engage with them.

Yarning (talking) circle

In a yarning circle, a facilitator mediates contributions from participants, and all voices are given the same respect and given the same importance.
Please propose topics with you as a moderator and indicate the minimum and maximum number of attendees and envisioned duration. Please click here for more information on yarning circles.

Journal Special Issue

Please submit ideas for special issues in scholarly journals here. Please also provide information on potential target journals and guest editors.

Community activations, interventions and other events

We seek your ideas on community activations that would transform spaces,
getting people actively involved in a certain topic, and provide longer-term
benefits to the broader public or specific communities. We also encourage any type of outdoor event run before and/or after the regular conference program, such as day or field trips. Please indicate your involvement, the timeframe and minimum/maximum number of attendees. Please submit proposals for any other type of activities not listed above here.

Key Dates

Following the selection of the sessions and other formats, Our Coastal Futures conference will open the call for abstracts for individual presentations, both oral and posters, into the selected sessions.

Following the postponement of the conference all of the below dates are no longer applicable.  We will update this page when more information is available.

Open call for contributions

TBC Call for contributions opens
(all formats except individual
TBC Call for contributions closes

Call for abstracts

TBC Call for abstracts opens
(presentations and posters)
TBC Call for abstracts closes


TBC Registrations open
TBC Early bird closes
TBC Conference commences

Submissions are currently closed.