Oral presentations include either full-length talks (20 minutes including questions) or Speed Talks (10 minutes including questions). Papers must be presented in English, and electronic presentations must be in Powerpoint® format, for display on conference computers. Conference computers and organizers will be available to load presentations during registration, the ice-breaker reception, and prior to the initiation of oral sessions during each day of the conference. Loading of presentations must occur during these times. Presentations prepared on computers running software other than Microsoft Powerpoint® will need to be converted prior to uploading on conference computers. Please bring your presentation (.ppt file) on a thumb drive for loading.
As you begin to prepare you oral presentation, please consider reviewing this open access article from The Condor on how to make your presentation compelling and more effectively communicate your findings to other scientists. Remember to plan your talk to allow time for the audience to ask questions. A 10-minute talk should be no more than 8 minutes in length and allow 1-2 minutes for questions. A 20-minute talk should be no more than 15-16 minutes in length and allow 3-4 minutes for questions.
Poster presenters are required to attend their poster during their assigned poster session scheduled at 1700 – 2000 on Thursday November 7th. Posters can be mounted beginning at 1500 on Wednesday November 6th and need to be removed by 1700 on Friday November 8th.
- Dimensions: Limit your poster to a size that will fit on a 4’ x 5’ panel (vertical x horizontal).
- Printing and Mounting: Authors are responsible for the printing, transportation, mounting, and removal of their posters. Materials for hanging posters will be available.
- Additional Materials: There will be space on the table holding the poster board for handouts and business cards.
All posters must be prepared in English. Your poster should reflect the information presented in the abstract submitted to RRF. As you prepare your poster, please consider these guidelines:
- Please avoid marketing specific products or services through your posters.
- To the extent feasible, please identify potential management or conservation implications from the research you are presenting.
- Keep in mind that while some meeting attendees may be familiar with your topic, the audience will be composed of researchers from a variety of fields, arenas, and backgrounds.
- Practice a quick synopsis of your poster (2-3 minutes) to walk people through your project.
- Design your poster in such a way as to highlight your take home message and convey this information to readers who are 8 feet or more away. For more information on ways to do this and improve the communication of your project to the audience, see this helpful video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RwJbhkCA58&feature=youtu.be Tips on what to do start at minute mark 11:30.