Call for Abstracts:  CHSA / APTWGLC 2019 Symposium

Published Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Abstracts focusing on subjects related to industrial construction during the 19thC in the mid-west are encouraged such as:

-  Mill design and construction

- Fireproofing options for industrial buildings

- Lighting solutions prior to electricity

- Industrial power sources

- Railroad construction in the area

-  Iron & steel manufacturing innovations

- Evolution of industrial structural design

-  Canals, waterways and Great Lakes transportation

- Incorporating historic industrially zoned sites with
modern approaches to urban planning

- Challenges of preserving industrial sites and buildings

- Interpreting historic equipment in a modern reuse of an industrial site

- Archaeology at an industrial site – how discoveries inform design

- Abatement of archaeological sites




Professional presentations should be 20 minutes, while Student presentations should be 10 minutes. See below for further submission clarifications.
Abstracts for Professional presentations should be no more than 4000 characters and should include:

  • Title of presentation
  • Author’s name & contact information (include title and/or credentials as preferred for publication)
  • 200 word or less biographical statement (for speaker introductions) 

Abstracts for Student presentations should be no more than 4000 characters and should include:

  • Title of presentation/research study
  • Student Name, University & contact info (include title and/or credentials preferred for publication)
  • 200 word or less statement of future professional or research interest (for speaker introductions) 

All abstracts should be submitted via EasyChair
Deadlines and notification dates will be:

  • January 7, 2019  -  Deadline to submit
  • January 25, 2019  -  Author Notification
  • February 8, 2019  -  Speaker Registration Deadline
  • April 17, 2019  -  Presentation submission
  • May 17, 2019  -  Symposium

Presenters are not required to be members of APT WGLC or CHSA. Each accepted abstract will receive discounted conference registration for one Member-presenter. Discounted registration will be provided for a second Member presenter and Non-member presenters. 
Accepted abstracts will be published on APT WGLC and CHSA websites. Submission of an abstract implies agreement that if accepted the abstract may be posted on said websites or other symposium marketing materials.
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Should you have questions regarding this call for abstracts, please email the APT WGLC board at or CHSA at