The 2023 Michigan Environmental Justice Conference - Call for Abstracts


The 2023 Michigan Environmental Justice Conference will build upon the inaugural 2021 Michigan Environmental Justice Conference, which focused on Rebuilding Trust, Reimagining Justice, and Removing Barriers.  The 2023 conference will focus on the theme of Advancing Environmental Justice: Working Together Toward Progress.  To that end, EGLE invites proposals for sessions and presentations that will explore the following themes:


  • Priorities/Initiatives:  Environmental justice priorities/initiatives at community, local, state, tribal, and federal levels
  • Success Stories/Case Studies:  Environmental justice success stories or case studies
  • Collaboration and Partnerships:  Innovative collaborations or partnerships, including those that are community-based or connect with industry and/or local government
  • Policy, Funding, and Action: Emerging opportunities in policy, funding, and action
  • Research, Data, Tools, or Technology: Research, data, tools, or technology to further advance environmental justice

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Interested presenters are invited to submit one or more abstracts for oral or poster presentation.

Abstract submission deadline:  JANUARY 9, 2023
Abstract Title: Limited to 12 words.
Abstract Length:  Limited to 300 words.
Presenting Author Biography:  Limited to 150 words.

Session Proposal Submission Guidelines
Each proposal must include the following:

  • Session Type
  • Theme 
  • Title - Limited to 12 words.
  • Summary or Abstract -  Limited to 300 words
  • Presenter Biography -  Limited to 150 words for each individual

Click Here: Call For Abstracts
Submitters of accepted proposals will be notified by February 10, 2023.  Presenters of accepted abstracts will receive a complimentary registration.

Session Types

Workshop: Interactive educational session presented by an individual or group with the goal of developing specific participant skills.  Examples include training in the use of a particular EJ tool,  creating a particular type of EJ-related plan for an organization, or how to access a specific type of EJ resource like funding or a program, etc. Workshops should be at least 2 hours (including one 10-minute break), and not more than 4 hours (including two 10-minute breaks). Proposal must describe the specific skills that participants will gain.

Seminar: Spoken presentation - with or without slides - with time reserved for answering audience questions (as handled by a session moderator). Seminars should be approximately 45 minutes in length.  Longer presentations should be submitted as two separate presentations of equal length (e.g., Part 1 and Part 2).  Proposed shorter presentations may be combined to fill a single combined seminar session.

Panel: Presentations by a collection of individuals, typically with a moderator directing a sequence of questions to each presenter or to the group of presenters, with time reserved for answering audience questions (as handled by the moderator). Panels should be at least 30 minutes and not more than 45 minutes, in length.

Posters: Presentation that supports the content of a visual presentation.  Posters will be on display and accompanied by their presenters at the same time.  Poster or visual presentation dimensions should be no more than 48 inches long and 36 inches wide.  Presenters should prepare a 2-3 minute summary of or introduction to their poster or visual presentation that they can share to open conversations with audience members.