~ The 16th North American Crane Workshop ~  
Call for Abstracts
Submission Portal Open 1 March - 1 August 2023

Join us for the 16th North American Crane Workshop to be held in Baraboo, Wisconsin 23-26 October, 2023. The theme of this year’s workshop will be “50 Years of Crane Conservation: Challenges and Opportunities”. We look forward to hearing from you about all aspects of crane conservation and research.

The abstract submission portal is OPEN until 1 August 2023 (submit abstracts HERE). Please provide a concise statement of the topic or issue to be discussed and a summary of the major findings and conclusions. Abstracts are limited to 250 words or less. Your abstract will be reproduced in the Workshop program. Please include all scientific names and follow other Author Guidelines for Proceedings of the North American Crane Workshop. Poorly written abstracts may be rejected. Proceedings, composed of abstracts and papers, will be published following the Workshop. To view abstracts of recent Proceedings, click HERE. Please contact NACW16 coordinator Barry Hartup with questions or difficulties with submissions (; 608-566-4477).

Plan to have your work considered for a full oral presentation, a short lighting talk, or both. We hope to notify all speakers of their acceptance and preferred format in August. We encourage student participation and are offering several Student Travel Awards.

Full oral presentations will be an opportunity to provide greater detail about your work, with time to describe the research process, your findings, and their implications. They will be 12-15 minutes long with 3-5 minutes for questions. The final time allotted for full presentations will be finalized after abstract submission and will be communicated to presenters.

Lightning talks consist of short, engaging presentations focused on sharing an idea, finding, question, or update. They are not meant to be fast-tracked versions of regular presentations. Lightning talks emphasize the objective and outcome, or impact of the work. They should focus on the big questions driving your research rather than the details. Lightning talks should consist of 1 to 5 slides maximum. Presenters should plan for a 3-minute presentation and 2 minutes for questions. There will be no poster presentations at NACW16. For more information and tips on how to prepare a lightning talk please see:

  • Lightning talks: science in 5 minutes or less
  • Giving lightning talks
  • The lightning talk phenomena
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