The Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference is a place to share information, exchange ideas and lessons learned, and to connect with people to better understand each other and the state of the environment. It is also a place to develop solutions that further work to protect and restore the Salish Sea ecosystem.
Oral Presentation Guidelines
Within each 90-minute oral session block, we are seeking engaging and informative presentations that contribute to dialogue among participants. Session Chairs will work with their respective session presenters/panel to confirm the format for their session and clarify specific presentation requirements.
Oral presentation formats:
- 15-Minute Presentation (“Traditional”)
Six participants, each sequentially presenting a formal paper, 15 minutes each, including time for session introduction, questions, and transitions to other presenters.
Session Chair moderates discussion with panel of 5-6 speakers, with the panelists responding to each other and to audience inquiries throughout the session.
- Salish Sea Snapshots
Each Snapshot Session has up to 10 speakers. Speakers have 5 minutes for their talk with 2 minutes between speakers to allow for transition. Speakers are strongly encouraged to use the Ignite format which utilizes 20 slides, images (not text) on the slides, and auto advance every 15 seconds.
We recommend no more than 10 slides for most presentations. Presenters are encouraged to focus on study results and their implications and relate their work and results to those being presented by others, especially other presentations in the session. Session rooms will be equipped with a screen, projector, and computer (PC).
Poster Presentation Guidelines
Poster presentations will use charts, tables, graphs, photos and/or drawings to complement explanatory text. Presenters will be provided up to a 4’x 4’ bulletin board area to mount their poster.
Presenters are expected to be available to informally discuss their study or project/program with conference participants at the Poster Reception, currently planned for the late afternoon of April 5, 2018, and during lunches/coffee breaks over the course of the conference.
Posters will be grouped according to the topic they address. During the conference, conference organizers will be making efforts to ensure that attendees of oral sessions are notified of and encouraged to visit posters that are related to oral presentations.