Thank you for sharing your expertise with colleagues in the land management community!
Tips for Presenters of Talks:
- Talks are 15 min to include 5 min of questions. Please pay attention to the time keeper’s signals.
- Your session chair will contact you before the symposium. Please prepare a brief bio to send to them so they can introduce you.
- Turn in your PowerPoint file as early as possible at the Speakers’ Table near registration, ideally early Wednesday morning during registration.
- Bring a copy of your presentation saved as a PDF as well to make sure we don’t have any challenges with different software versions.
- Name your file “SessionNumber LastName.” See the program posted on the website for your session number.
- We post PDF files of talks on our website unless you ask us not to when you turn yours in.
Tips for Presenters of Posters:
- Our foam core is 30×40 inches and can be turned either horizontal or vertical. Each foam core will have 4 binder clips to attach your poster to the foam core.
- Please set up your poster Tuesday evening (until 8:30 pm) or Wednesday morning.
- Our poster session is Wednesday afternoon 3:40-5 pm. Please plan to be by your poster during this time.
- Consider printing mini-posters or handouts to provide to interested attendees.
- We post PDF files of posters on our website. Bring a copy at the Speakers’ Table near registration, ideally early Wednesday morning during registration. Or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We expect 250+ land managers and researchers to gather in Riverside this October to share the latest on invasive plant biology and management. Contributed papers receive 15 minutes for a talk plus 5 minutes for questions. Our designated poster session allows poster presenters to interact with attendees. Our Student Paper and Poster Contest invites undergrads, grad students and recent graduates to enter with a chance to win a $250 honorarium for the top paper and top poster (apply on the Abstract Form). Student registration is subsidized and limited travel stipends will be available from the Cal-IPC Student Section.
Presentations at the Cal-IPC Symposium are selected to provide a useful and diverse educational forum. Each presentation should:
- Connect how the speaker’s management experience or research results may be used by attendees
- Clearly define goals and rationale
- Describe specifics about treatment (for instance, application rate of an herbicide)
- Talks and posters may not promote commercial products or services (promotional materials can be distributed by a sponsor at their exhibit).
- We receive more abstracts than can be accommodated in the oral paper sessions, so some submissions may be asked to move to the poster session or to speed talks.
- The Society for Conservation Biology has useful tips for preparing conference abstracts and presentations (scroll down the page).
- Presentations from previous Symposia are available in the Symposium archive.
Thank you for helping to strengthen the California stewardship community!
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