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If you are interested in submitting a presentation abstract for consideration on the NAEM Forum Program, please carefully read the following guidelines and process steps:

  1. NAEM’s Forum is a peer-to-peer event. This means that all speakers in the 24 breakout learning sessions are in-house EHS or Sustainability practitioners (with rare exception in the case of a unique niche expert speaker).
  2. Speaker presentations are generally 20 minutes long with time for Q&A. Speakers typically present on a panel with 1 or 2 other presenters and each Forum session is 90 minutes long in total. View last year’s Forum Program and speakers as a guideline.
  3. NAEM encourages speakers to talk frankly about their experiences and call out lessons-learned when discussing their projects and programs. NAEM attendees look for presentations that focus on HOW the presenter did it and WHAT the business value was, rather than simply WHAT the project was.

How to Submit an Abstract

Download this form and e-mail it to Virginia Hoekenga (

  • Abstracts should include the presenter’s name, title, company, email and phone number.
  • Abstracts should include a 200-500 word description of what the presenter will talk about including the management challenge, summary of the program or process they put in place and a list of the learnings and take-aways attendees would get form the presentation.

Once a COMPLETED form is received it will be forwarded to the NAEM Forum Program Planning Committee for evaluation.


Submitters can expect to be contacted by NAEM for follow up within 5-7 business days.

Questions about the processed should be directed to Virginia Hoekenga (