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Call for Poster Abstracts: Making Cities and Communities Sustainable in the Anthropocene

The Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) is organizing a Thai Youth Poster Session at its 23rd joint Intergovernmental Meeting and Scientific Planning Group Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand on 9–12 July 2018, hosted by the National Research Council of Thailand.

The poster session will be held on Wednesday, 11 July 2018, at Novotel Bangkok Platinum Pratunam and will provide early-career scientists with an opportunity to present their research to the invited esteemed members of the scientific and policy communities from within and outside the Asia-Pacific region.

Posters will be judged by APN members and invitees from the international global change research community. The winning scientist will have the opportunity to deliver an oral presentation and receive the APN Mitra Award 2018 as an acknowledgement for his/her outstanding work in the area of global change research. For more information about the APN Mitra Award, please refer to:

Theme of the Poster Session

“Making Cities and Communities Sustainable in the Anthropocene”

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be early-career researchers who are conducting or have conducted their research related to the theme of the poster session.
  • Research students and postdoctoral researchers are encouraged. Scientists undertaking global change research in Thailand are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Thai scientists working outside of Thailand are not eligible to apply. Non-Thai scientists and researchers, based in Thailand, are welcome to submit an abstract.
  • Applicants must be physically available to present their posters on 11 July 2018 (further details will be provided to selected poster presenters).

Abstract Submission

1. The research must be original. Only abstracts under the theme “Making Cities and Communities Sustainable in the Anthropocene” are accepted.

2. Abstracts must be in line with one of the following sub-themes:

  • Identified solutions or technologies in relation to achieving not only sustainability in urban cities but also in semi-urban communities (due to urban sprawl);
  • Existing regulations, policies and initiatives in Thailand in key areas such as energy, water and waste water, solid waste management and urban planning;
  • Application of integrated approaches to resource management in cities and communities; and
  • Urban nexus approaches (holistic practices) related to the achievement of SDG 11 and its synergies with other global goals.

3. Abstracts must be written in English within 300 words. It should be a concise, text-only description of the research subject, methodology, results and conclusions. Scientists are encouraged to seek assistance from their advisers and other resource persons in preparing their abstracts and posters.

4. Abstracts will be reviewed by a panel of APN members and invited experts. Main criteria for evaluation include:

  • originality of the research,
  • conciseness of the abstract,
  • clarity of methodology,
  • organization of the information,
  • and scientific merit.

How to Apply

Once you confirm your eligibility, please submit your poster abstract online at before the closing date.

Travel Support

A number of limited travel support will be awarded to selected poster presenters who are from Thailand or based in Thailand.

Submission Timeline

  • Friday, 22 June 2018: Online abstract submission closes.
  • Monday, 27 June 2018: The APN Secretariat informs successful applicants about the selection result. Due to the large volume of applications, APN will not provide individual feedback on submissions.
  • Thursday, 5 July 2018: Deadline for submitting finalized posters in PDF format to the APN Secretariat. Poster presenters must print out their posters using the guidelines provided separately.
  • Wednesday, 11 July 2018: Poster presenters setup their posters at the meeting venue. Further details will be provided separately.

For Additional Queries

Please contact APN Secretariat via email and direct your queries to Ms Christmas de Guzman and/or Mr Xiaojun Deng