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To submit your abstract for a formal or poster presentation at the IMATA 2017 Annual Conference, please fill out the form below.

Deadline for abstract submission is 1 April 2017.

Abstracts received after 1 April 2017 will not be included in the conference.

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS: Click here for instructions on how to write and submit an abstract.

EXAMPLE ABSTRACT: Click here for an example abstract
POSTER GUIDELINES: Click here for poster guidelines
APA Style Guide for Citations: Click here to view APA Citation Guide


Online Abstract Submission Form

Paper Title*
Presenting Author(s)*
Type of Presentation*
Presentation (20 minutes):
Informal (10 minutes):
First Time Presenter
(To qualify, author must deliver at least 50% of the presentation.)
Audio Visual Requirements
Audio in presentation
(Please check all that apply.)
Abstract File*

Acceptable File Type(s): .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, .txt
Max Upload Size: 10MB
Notice & Filming Consent*
Yes I Agree

Various multimedia productions will be recording during the conference. By submitting an abstract, you consent to be filmed, taped, photographed and otherwise recorded and agree that the International Marine Animal Trainers' Association ("IMATA") will own such recordings and may use, and grant others the right to use and modify, your voice, name, and filmed and/or recorded image and likeness (and that of any minors under your custody and supervision), without limitation or restriction, and without payment to you (or any minor) of any kind, for all purposes, in and in connection with the productions being recorded here or any other production or project (including, without limitation, the advertising and promotion thereof), throughout the universe, in perpetuity, in any and all languages, formats, manner, media, devices, processes and technologies, now known or later devised.

IMATA is proceeding in reliance upon this notice and your consent in connection with its production activities at the conference. By submitting an abstract and presenting a paper or poster, you will be deemed to have consented to this notice and waived any and all claims (including, without limitation, claims for personal injury or property damage) you may have against IMATA and/or their assignees, designees, affiliated entities, sponsors, agents, and each of their officers and directors and in connection with the use of your name, voice and/or likeness and/or your presence on the premises.
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