This year’s scientific program is one for the record books! It is the first ever virtual Raptor Research Foundation annual conference, enabling global participation by raptor specialists around the world. The program is also the largest to date, with over 250 oral presentations and more than 50 posters. We kick off on Saturday October 9th with the first day of the symposium Lead in Wildlife. The full scientific program begins on Sunday, October 10th and continues through Tuesday, October 12th. The scientific program portion of each day will run from approximately 0845 to 1700 US Mountain Time. A record-busting nine symposia are included. There will be up to four live concurrent sessions each day, organized using Zoom and designated break-out rooms. General sessions cover a wide array of topics including:
- Advances in Raptor Research Technology
- Biology and Ecology
- Climate Change, Implications to Raptor Habitats and Ranges
- Complications of Urban Development and Raptor Injury
- Energy Development Successes and Challenges
- Species Conservation and Population Status Updates
An interactive program schedule will be viewable online beginning the week of September 20.
Important Dates and Deadlines
- Notification regarding final presentation format, date, and time is expected to occur the week of September 20, 2021.
- Those wishing to give a pre-recorded presentation must submit their file by September 30, 2021. Specific instructions will be emailed to presenters who indicated a preference for pre-recorded presentations.
- Poster files must also be uploaded by September 30, 2021.
RRF Presentation Guidelines
- Regular session talks will be up to 12 minutes in length plus 2-3 minutes for questions.
- There will be one session of speed talks for those requesting that format, with speed talks being up to 6 minutes in length with 1 minute for questions.
- Presenters of pre-recorded talks are encouraged to attend live to answer questions and engage in discussion panels.
- Pdf files of posters will be available for viewing in addition to a live poster session on Sunday October 10 from 1800-2100.
- The preferred presentation format for slides is Microsoft Powerpoint using widescreen format (16:9 ratio)
- Posters are recommended to be a single slide designed in landscape format.
- All presenters must register for the virtual conference.
- 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.
- Oral and poster presentations should be prepared in English.
- Your presentation should reflect the information presented in your accepted abstract.
- Please avoid marketing specific products or services.
- 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.
- Design your poster in such a way as to highlight your take home message and convey this information to readers who are viewing from a computer monitor or mobile device.
- All presenters and audience members shall adhere to the RRF Code of Conduct
Presenters can contact the Scientific Program Committee about their abstract at [email protected].