Submit a Proposal for NCSE 2017, the National Conference and Global Forum


NCSE 2017:
Integrating Environment and Health

17th National Conference and Global Forum
on Science, Policy, and the Environment

January 24-26, 2017
Washington, DC

Organized by the National Council for Science and the Environment

Call for Session Proposals OPEN
Deadline: July 22, 2016

The health of the people, the planet, and all living beings is complex and interconnected. NCSE 2017: Integrating Environment and Health will bring together diverse groups of individuals and experts – including researchers, educators, students, policy-makers, and entrepreneurs – to explore these relationships on specific issues and develop recommendations on actionable items.

A decade ago, the 7th NCSE Annual Conference addressed environmental and human health connections. Much has transpired since then, both in the scientific community and among regulatory agencies. A good deal of cutting-edge research has been undertaken (the results of which have been published) and several policy-related initiatives have been launched, all of which place greater emphasis on emerging issues and innovative solutions.

For a full list of themes and topics for session proposals, click here

Click here to submit a proposal.

What is a session?

Sessions consist of a 90-minute symposium and/or a 3-hour breakout workshop.

  • Symposia are 90-minute panel presentations. In a typical symposium session, 3-5 experts present for 10 minutes, followed by a moderated discussion between all of the panelists. We strongly suggest symposia engage speakers from different perspectives of science, engineering, policy, governance, business, education, and/or civil society.
  • Breakout workshops are 3-hour facilitated discussions that lead towards constructive, action-oriented, non-partisan, and science-based outcomes. The first hour can function like a symposium, where speakers provide 5-10 minute presentations. For the rest of the workshop, all attendees are active participants, helping to generate outcomes and recommendations with new strategies, tools, and partnerships that will be carried forward after the conference.

Click here to submit a proposal

Student-led sessions are encouraged!

Students interested in submitting a session proposal are encouraged to do so. Please share this Call for Proposals with your students!

Questions? Please contact NCSE at

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