Information for presenters

PLEASE NOTE: Session I posters MUST be in place by 8:00 am.

Please fill out THIS FORM to register as presenter

To prepare your abstract:

  • Please follow the format for abstract submission: (downloadable file here)
  • Save the document titles as “LAST NAME OF 1stAUTHOR_GSP_Abstract_Poster or talk” depending on which type of presentation you choose.

For a poster: Smith_GSP_Abstract_poster.docx
For a talk: Smith_GSP_Abstract_talk.docx

When ready to submit, email the final version to: with the subject line “Last name of 1st author, Abstract 2019”

To prepare a poster:

  • Posters can be a maximum of 36”x36” and should be easily read from 6 feet away.
  • Recommendations for font sizes:

Paragraphs: at least 24 point
Headers: at least 36 point

  • Every poster should have a title and author list with affiliations at the top. Posters should be well-organized, professional and self-explanatory. Be prepared to discuss and present your research to anyone who visits your poster. Your presentation must cover the material described in your abstract.

**Please consider participating in the 3-minute thesis contest**

To prepare an oral presentation:

Please prepare your talk using Microsoft PowerPoint and save it onto a USB thumb drive. You are allotted a total of 15 minutes. This time frame includes a 3 minute question period. Time limits are strictly enforced to not take away from other presenters. A computer equipped with Windows, projector and screen will be provided for oral presentations. Slide projectors, overhead projectors and multiple screens will not be available. Your presentation must cover the material described in your abstract.