The Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) is seeking oral presentations, posters, symposia, professional development sessions, and workshops for the 78th SWCS International Annual Conference, taking place in Des Moines, Iowa, August 6-9, 2023.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 15, 2023 

Find out more and submit your presentation/proposals here.


This year’s conference features four submission tracks. General submissions should speak to the overall conference theme, “Healthy Land, Clean Water: Cultivating a Legacy of Conservation.”


Specialty Tracks:

Climate-Smart Agriculture

Cultivating Conservation Technical Assistance, Community, and Networks

Edge-of-Field Practices and Monitoring


General Track Topic Areas:

Adaptive Management of Conservation Efforts

Conservation Economics and Policy

Conservation in Organic, Specialty, Small-Scale, or Urban Agriculture

Conservation Models, Tools, and Technologies

Outreach, Education, and Community Engagement

Social Sciences Informing Conservation

Soil Health Resources, Indicators, Assessment, and Management

Water Resource Assessment and Management