2012 Research Conference
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What: Rocky Mountain National Park's Biennial Research Conference
When: March 28-29, 2012 (Abstracts due February 17)
Where: Estes Park Municipal Building at 170 MacGregor Ave, Estes Park, Colorado
Registration: Registration is free. On-site registration only. No advance registration.
Presentations: Researchers may choose a 20 minute presentation and/or poster. Abstract(s) due no later than February 17.Financial Assistance: Rocky Mountain National Park cannot provide financial assistance for travel. A limited number of rooms in park housing will be held for participants on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please send email to e-mail us for more information.
Information for Presenters and Posters
The goal of the research conference is to encourage dialogue among researchers, park staff, and the public. If your research has management implications, include these in your talk or poster.
Presentations will be open to the public and to the media. Please keep in mind the interdisciplinary nature of the audience when preparing your abstract and presentation. Limit tables and figures. Focus on results.
We will provide an LCD projector, computer, laser pointer, and remote mouse. Presenters must run their presentations from the park computer.
Please email e-mail us if you have other audio-visual needs such as overhead projectors, speakers, or slides.
Posters must be mounted on foam core. Bring your own easel, if you have one.
Abstract Submission Guidelines
Address for Submission
To submit cd via US mail:
The screen is small for the size of the room; adjust your slides accordingly. Use large font and white text on dark backgrounds (best) or black text if a light background. If possible, project your presentation on a screen beforehand and test for readability. Avoid slides crammed with numbers/tiny graphs.
The audience can read, so use the slide as a base to which you can add your personal "color commentary" while directly looking at the audience. Summarize points you want to make into bullet items on the slides.
Use a guideline of 2 minutes/per slide for your presentation. Cover slides or quick photo slides can go faster. A 20 minute presentation should consist of around 10 content slides plus a cover and maybe a photo or two.
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