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The Real Property Institute of Canada (RPIC) is pleased to invite you to its third National Workshop on marine infrastructure, which will be held in Ottawa (ON) on January 9 and 10, 2018.

Our Workshop is gaining in maturity, growing in popularity (we sold out in 2016!) and is distinguished by its uniqueness in the landscape of professional development in Canada. For the third edition, we continue to build on the successes and lessons learned from previous Workshops. Our goal is to provide you with a rich experience and a world-class program, in an environment that encourages learning, networking and creating business opportunities. Because of this, the Workshop program is renewed and reinvented with every event to better meet your expectations. The technical sessions and special events have been designed for you.

RPIC invites you to submit abstracts and presentations on assessment and remediation related contaminated sites. Abstracts are encouraged in, but not limited to the following categories:

  • Port Planning and Operation : Needs and markets analysis; development plans; stakeholder engagement; priority management; risk assessment and management; partnerships; strategic asset management; investment planning; and, lifecycle management.
  • Port and Coastal Engineering: Design and construction of ports, terminals and offshore structures; structure repair and rehabilitation; breakwaters and flood mitigation for coastal structures; shoreline protection; waves and currents dynamics; erosion and sediment transport; modeling of structures; waterfront development; and, reclamation.
  • Canals and Waterways: Dredging; navigation systems; hydrographic surveying; and, underwater investigation techniques. 
  • Environmental Science: Coastal ecosystems; climate change; marine sediment management; sustainable development; and, ocean sciences.
  • Technology and Innovation : Port equipment; materials and systems; and, renewable marine energy.

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMITTING ABSTRACTS

All abstracts must be submitted using the abstract submission form. Abstracts will be selected for inclusion in the preliminary program on the basis of a peer review by a panel of experts. Oral presentations are to be 20 minutes in length.

Abstracts should be no more than 500 words and must include biographies for all presenters. The abstracts may be submitted in English or French and must be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

FINAL PRESENTATIONS

PowerPoint (PPT) presentations must be submitted for review by subject experts. Authors of accepted presentations must revise their PPT presentations as required by the reviewers. Revised PPTs are to be submitted by e-mail. The presentations will be made available on the RPIC website (www.rpic-ibic.ca) following the Workshop.

DEADLINES

ABSTRACT DEADLINE: May 15, 2017

AUTHOR NOTIFICATION: June 19, 2016

REVISED/TRANSLATED ABSTRACT DUE: July 10, 2017

DRAFT PPT PRESENTATION DUE: October 2, 2017

FINAL PPT PRESENTATION DUE: November 6, 2017

TRANSLATED PPT DUE: December 4, 2017 

OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
New for 2017: RPIC will be taking on the responsibility and cost of translating all final abstracts and final PowerPoint presentations. If the submission deadline is missed for either, the author is automatically responsible for providing the translation at their own expense and no extensions will be granted. This applies to both the public and private sectors. All translations must be done by the same translation company, which will be selected by RPIC. If any changes are made to either the final abstract file or the final PPT after the submission deadline, the author will be responsible for updating both versions of the file (English and French).

PRESENTER REGISTRATION
All presenters are required to register for the Workshop. One discounted delegate registration ($475 + HST) will be made available for each accepted presentation. Additional presenters will be required to register at the full rate ($750 + HST earlybird or $850 + HST regular). The discounted registration can only be claimed by filling out the PDF registration form and returning it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Be sure to mention which presentation it is being claimed for by the same title as the submitted abstract.

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