The goal of the research conference is to encourage dialogue and learning among researchers, park staff, and the public.
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. Focus on results and their link to management. Include any management implications of your research.
Consider the theme for the 2019 conference, Continual Change, Collaborative Stewardship, in preparing your abstract. How has your work documented or addressed change? What types of change have influence the direction of your project? How does this project shed light on possible change in the future?
Abstract Submission Guidelines
Participants may submit more than one abstract. Abstracts must be submitted electronically. The abstract author is responsible for clarity, content, spelling, and grammar. All abstracts will be published in a proceedings booklet.
Deadline: All abstracts must be received by November 19, 2018 to ensure consideration. We will confirm acceptance of your abstract and the time of your presentation no later than mid-January, 2019.
Please submit the following information electronically:
- Type of presentation (oral presentation or poster)
- Name of presenter and affiliation
- Name(s) of additional authors and affiliation(s)
- Email address for the corresponding author
- The attached abstract should be in Microsoft Word or Text format (not .pdf) and include the following: Title, Abstract (maximum 300 words),Key Words
- Specific audio-visual equipment needs
Please submit abstracts to: ROMO_Research@nps.gov. Include subject line heading “Conference Submission”.
We need to know the “So What” of your work. Present insights and results as opposed to just raw data. We know you use good scientific methods, tell us what "light bulbs" went on for you as a result of the work and how the park can incorporate it into resource stewardship, education, and visitor protection. Limit discussion of methods.
The presentation room has a large screen. 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.
Oral presentations are limited to 20 minutes, with maximum of 17 minutes for the talk and 3 minutes for questions. PowerPoint presentations (version 2003 or later) must be saved on a PC- compatible USB-jump drive or CD. Presenters must run their presentations from the provided computer. We will provide an LCD projector, PC computer, laser pointer, and mouse.
Posters will be displayed on easels and display panels during a dedicated session.
Questions? Contact Carissa Turner at 970-586-1416 or ROMO_Research@nps.gov