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Talk & Poster Guidelines

Oral Presentation Guidelines:

Oral presentations will be scheduled for 15 minute intervals in concurrent sessions of up to seven talks. We STRONGLY RECOMMEND a 10 minute presentation and 2-3 minutes for questions, leaving a couple minutes to switch presenters. All talks will be given using Powerpoint on a Macintosh OS (note: you will not be allowed to present using GoogleSlides – instead, export as Powerpoint and confirm the formatting is correct). Plan to load your presentation using USB or internet file transfer 30 minutes prior to the start of your scheduled session. People in the morning session should plan to arrive early to have their talks loaded after checking-in at Registration (7:30am-8:30am) and BEFORE the Welcome & Keynote Address (starting at 8:30am). People in the afternoon session should have their talks loaded during the 2hr lunch break & poster sessions (see Tentative Program). 1st and 2nd place awards for best oral presentations will be given in each of the concurrent sessions. There will be a separate room available for practicing your talk.

Poster Guidelines:

Posters should measure 48” WIDE x 36” TALL or smaller. We will provide 3-legged easels, foam poster board (48” x 36”), and binder clips to hold your poster to the sturdy poster board. You should plan to put your poster up after checking-in in the morning at Registration (7:30am-8:30am) before the Welcome & Keynote Address (starting at 8:30am). There are two poster sessions scheduled during the 2hr lunch break. All posters will be up, but only odd numbered posters will be presented during Poster Session #1 and only even numbered posters will be presented during Poster Session #2. We encourage you to leave your poster up until the Awards ceremony (5:00pm). Numerous awards will be given for best posters spread across sub-disciplines of Biology.


WCBSURC 2017 Oral and Poster Guidelines (PDF)