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IECA 2025 Annual Conference Abstract Submission Portal

As a member of the stormwater, erosion and sediment control community, a variety of speaking opportunities are available at the 2025 IECA Annual Conference & Expo, February 26 - 28, 2025 in Richmond, Virginia, USA.

Session Types

  • Workshop (2 hour or 1 hour): Training workshops offer real world applications and “how to” techniques that include industry planning, design, construction and maintenance.
  • Case Study (1 hour or 30 minute options): Case studies offer a vehicle for attendees to exchange practical information on experiences, products, and programs with those who have similar challenges.
  • Technical Paper (1 hour): Technical papers are based on scientific methods and merit, which must be described within the paper and presentation.
  • Featured: Campfire Discussion (1 hour): Take the lead on one of these innovative session. Selecting this type of submission will give you the opportunity to run your session as a panel discussion with industry expert panelists or a roundtable discussion with audience interaction.
  • Product Case Study (1 hour or 30 minute options): IECA invites its exhibitors and sponsors to participate at conference, by offering a presentation that provides further ‘how to’ about their specific product and services.

2025 IECA Annual Conference Topic Recommendations

The following areas and suggested topics correlate to IECA’S learning objectives:

Erosion and Sediment Control

  • Managing Soil for Vegetative Establishment
  • Renewable Energy Farms – Impacts & Lessons Learned
  • Innovative BMPs/Innovation, Research and Development
  • Soil Regeneration for Sustainable Vegetation and Erosion Control\Legacy of Materials Used for Erosion and Sediment Control
  • Steep Slope Stabilization

Stormwater Management

  • Resiliency and Adaptation
  • Non-Point Source Pollution Planning and Implementation
  • SWPPP Design and Implementation
  • Watershed Rehabilitation
  • Low Impact Development for Stormwater Runoff Reduction
  • Green Infrastructure & Innovative BMPs

Wetland, Stream Bank & Shoreline Restoration

  • Chesapeake Bay Watershed
  • Shoreline and Streambank Stabilization
  • Constructed Wetlands for Stormwater Treatment
  • Working in Waterways

MS4 Management

  • Initial Encouragement and Long-Term Implementation of Green Infrastructure
  • Industrial Stormwater Management
  • MS4 Program Adaptive Management/Goals
  • Training for Effective Inspection & Enforcement

Industry Trends

  • Response to Extreme Weather
  • Nature Based Solutions
  • Climate Change
  • Sea Level Rise

IECA Commercialization/Presentation Policy

The intent of IECA’s educational programs is to provide peer-reviewed content free from advertising or commercial bias. Instructors will refrain from advertising or promoting their employer or other vendor’s product, company information or any other organization represented during their presentations unless you are presenting a Product Case Study. Please review the IECA Commercialization/Presentation Policy: here.

Abstract Criteria

All abstracts will be judged with the following criteria. The selection process for IECA’s Annual Conference is competitive so please take time to see you meet all the criteria below:

  • Purpose - Clear purpose for abstract and presentation, providing attendees with ideas that can be used for their job.
  • Relevant Content - Content is technologically accurate and relevant to the industry
  • Clear and Concise - Abstract is understandable and clearly written.
  • Idea Exchange - Abstract demonstrates practical process to encourage idea exchange.

Length of Presentation

All presentations are two hours, one hour or 30 minutes in length depending on your submission type.

Submissions due by Friday, June 7, 2024

If you have any questions, contact IECA Managing Director, Conferences & Education - Joanna Fetherolf at

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