Abstract submission is now closed
- Posters must not exceed 46 in (1.17 m) in height and 44 in. (1.12 m) in width. Please bring push pins or tacks to mount your poster on the display boards.
- There will be two poster sessions. Session A is on Tuesday and Wednesday, culminating in the Wednesday evening (July 27) reception. Session B is on Thursday and Friday, with an evening reception on Thursday (July 28).
- Authors are asked to identify their Session and poster number from the abstract or program booklets. If your poster is scheduled for Session A, please put up your poster when you arrive on Monday, July 25, stand by it during the Wednesday, July 27, reception (from 8 - 9:30pm), and take it down as soon as possible after that reception. Those scheduled for Session B will put up their posters early on the morning of Thursday, July 28, stand by their posters from 8 - 9:30pm at the reception that same evening, and take down their posters no later than 5pm on Friday, July 29. Any posters not removed by 5pm on Friday, July 29, may be discarded.
- The Animal Behavior Society will be giving two awards for posters presented at the conference. The ABS Founder’s Award will be given to best poster paper presented by an ABS member. Founders Award presenters are required to have available also miniature handout versions of their posters for distribution at the reception. The ABS Genesis Award will be given to the best poster presented by an undergraduate student member of the ABS.
Oral Presentation Instructions:
- Speakers will be allowed 13 minutes for contributed talks, followed by 2 minutes of questions from the audience. Moderators will be asked to keep strict track of time to allow audience members to move easily between concurrent sessions.
- Slide presentations will be displayed through Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 on PC computers running the Windows 7 operating system. You will not be able to hook up your own computer, and will not be able to use Mac computers. Mac users should be especially careful that their PPTX files have converted properly.
- Audio and Video. Conference computers will be connected to projectors with audio and video playback capability for most standard compression formats. It is often better to embed video clips into PowerPoint and make sure that the original video file is in the same root directory as your presentation. Presenters will have a remote to change slides but will not have control of the computer mouse. Consequently, all animations and videos must either start automatically or be triggered by a click (forward slide change).
- Please use your surname (as it appears in the conference program) as the name of your presentation file, and submit it to a staff person in the slide preview room (IMU Walnut room), at least 2 hours before your scheduled presentation (preferably the day before). Talks will be loaded by our staff onto the hard drives of the relevant computers in each conference room. Speakers CANNOT submit their talks in the conference rooms; all talks must be submitted through in the Slide Preview room. All files will be deleted from the conference computers following a session.
- Computers in the slide preview room are to be used only for previewing and submitting presentations. Please do not use these laptops for Internet or Email. Everyone at the conference has free WIFI access, and there are computers freely accessible in the IMU and residence halls (indicated on your campus maps).