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World Congress - Tirana

The call for presentations is OPEN! You can submit your abstract for consideration by the planning committee by completing the registration. You do not need to be a member to register and we encourage everyone to submit a topical abstract to the Congress theme. Thank you!

*Registration is for Abstract Submissions Only.  

The World Congress 2020 will be November 20 - 27, 2020. This year’s Congress was to have been held in Tirana, Albania but has been postponed to 2021 due to the COVID pandemic. The primary Theme for the Congress is Parks For All, which will carry over to the 2021 Congress. The focus of the Virtual Congress will be  leadership, recognising the circumstances of 2020. Three major themes for the Congress will focus on Civic Leadership – political and governmental, Community Leadership – inspirational mentors and emerging young leaders and Evidence-Based (Academic) Leadership – research that underpins our understanding of the health and wellbeing benefits of Urban Green. A Congress hashtag will be #NatureNeverCloses.
  1. We encourage the distribution of this Call for Abstracts.
  2. For each individual proposal, the registration form must be completed in full and submitted. 
  3. The Congress Planning Committee reserves the right to make final presentation selections and edit descriptions and speaker biographies. 
  4. By submitting an abstract for consideration, it is understood that you are committed to be present and to participate as proposed if accepted.
  5. Accepted Speakers will be required to register and will be able to access the speaker discount.
  6. By submitting an abstract proposal, it is understood that the presenter(s) agree to be part of the conference evaluation process, which includes providing constructive feedback on all of the sessions that they attend. 
  7. Additional information on presentation logistics and congress details will be forwarded to all successful applicants. 
  8. Should your abstract be chosen, we encourage you to make your presentation materials available in an electronic format on the website following the conference. This allows us to provide delegates with the presentation materials, while also contributing to our goal of being a “green event.”
  9. The Planning Committee may choose more than one abstract from a single speaker. This will be decided on a case-by-case basis given the number of speaking opportunities available. 
  10. We reserve the right to edit submissions for publication purposes. All content will be subject to use in the development of congress proceedings. 
  11. The purpose of the session type, size, format, and audience selection questions is to ensure a diversity of session topics and styles. We will endeavor to accommodate your preferences for style and audience size. However, due to the format of this congress, no guarantee can be given as to the level of attendance at any session. 
  12. Information submitted under this call for presentations is protected by World Urban Parks Privacy Policy. Information collected will be used by the World Congress 2020 Planning Committee for the determination of successful presenters and to assist in the marketing of the World Parks Congress.