The call for abstracts for the 2020 Operation Stay Afloat Conference sponsored by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources is open.

We would like to have a few breakout sessions that may be specific to one or more of the disciplines that may attend, so all proposals will be considered. There has not been a theme assigned for the conference yet. This is intentional, to encourage a broader range of topics to be submitted.

Operation Stay Afloat is a biannual event that highlights flood preparedness and all hazard mitigation held at the State Government Center in Indianapolis. Our target audience members are: local floodplain administrators, local building officials, local emergency management officials, representatives from regional planning groups or river basin commissions, engineers and other consultants who work with local jurisdictions, volunteer groups involved with floodplain issues and disaster recovery, local CEOs and state legislators.

Abstracts will be accepted through 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019.

Please submit abstracts to Doug Wagner at [email protected] using the below sample abstract format. If you do not wish to do a presentation but would like to have a display or have your logo added to our list of supporters please contact Wanda Gaines at [email protected] to get space reserved.


We look forward to your submissions. Thank you for your continued support of Operation Stay Afloat.