** Update **

The second call for abstracts has been extended. More information is available here.


Friday, October 20, 2017, and Saturday, October 21, 2017

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Friends of Sable Island Society is actively planning the second conference on the Science and History of Sable Island.

Call for Abstracts:

The Call for Abstracts is currently open.  Abstracts for talks of about 20 minutes, or for posters, should be up to 250 words in length and should address issues related to Sable Island, Sable Island Bank, and Sable Gully considered over a broad spectrum of public interest and concern.  Titles of proposed papers, authors, abstracts, and contact information should be sent to info@sableislandfriends.ca (please state “Abstract” in the subject line)  Abstracts should be received by Friday, March 31, 2017.  

More information is available by clicking here.

Call for Artists:

Space will be available to artists who would like to showcase their work related to Sable Island.  Please e-mail info@sableislandfriends.ca with a description of how you would provide a virtual experience of the island for conference attendees.

Call for Sponsors:

If you would like to sponsor the conference or help with fund-raising, please contact us at info@sableislandfriends.ca.

Call for Volunteers:

We’re looking for volunteers to help with the planning activities leading up the conference, and for the days of the conference.  Volunteers will receive a complimentary pass to the conference.  If you’d like to support the conference as a volunteer, e-mail info@sableislandfriends.ca (please state “Conference Support” in the subject line) and tell us how you would like to help.

Information on the first conference, in 2015, is available by clicking here.