About the Event

The Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges will be hosting the 2024 Finger Lakes Research Conference on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at the HWS campus. This year's program, Science to Action, will focus on informed solutions within the Finger Lakes and surrounding watershed & community that address the most pressing environmental and human health issues in the region. The event runs from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm and will include morning and afternoon guest speaker sessions, panel discussions and poster presentations. The 2024 Finger Lake Research Conference is supported with funding from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.



Click here for a PDF of the schedule.

Location and Parking


Vandervort Conference Room
Scandling Campus Center, 2nd Floor
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
300 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456

Visitor Parking is available in the Medbury North Visitor Parking Lot, located on Pultney Street. Visitor parking passes will not be required the day of the conference.

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Registration rates and deadlines are listed below. Conference capacity is 175, limited spots are available. Registration closes at midnight on Jan. 30. For questions, please contact Nadia Harvieux at

Regular registration


Request for Presentations

We invite you to participate in the 2024 Finger Lakes Research Conference at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Wednesday, January 31, 2024. 

Oral and Poster Presentation Abstracts

Please submit presentation abstracts for original research pertaining to water quality and the Finger Lakes. Specifically, we invite presentations on topics including, but not limited to, harmful algal blooms, watershed nutrient cycling, invasive species, climate change, and current and emerging contaminants.  

  • Oral presentations will be 20 minutes in length with an additional 10 minutes for questions and answers. 
  • Poster presentations should measure no larger than 3’ tall x 4’ wide.  
  • Deadline for submission is Monday, 12/04/2023.  
  • All presenters will need to be a paid conference registrant. 

Submission Instructions

Abstracts should be submitted for each presentation here.

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