You can check the schedule for your presentation time here (updated Nov. 15).
All presenters must register for the Bays and Bayous Symposium. The registration fee is $100 through Nov. 18. After Nov. 18, the registration fee is $125. You can register online. If you register with a credit card on site, you will also register using the online payment system. A computer and assistance will be provided at or near the registration table.
Presentation and equipment information
- Presentations should be 15 minutes long and will be followed by a 5-minute informal Q&A session.
- All laptops in session rooms will be PCs and will have PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat Reader (for PDFs).
- Laser pointers will be provided.
- A microphone will be provided.
- Internet service will not be provided in session rooms. Presentations should be self-contained.
- Audio (a feed from the laptop to the room's sound system) will not be supported in session rooms.
Naming your presentation
To ensure quick access to presentations at the symposium, please name your presentation file in the following format:
Session_Day_Time(military)_Last name_First initial
Session abbreviations are:
- Climate and hazard resilience = Resilience
- Habitat management and restoration = Habitat
- Living resources = Living
- Oil spill science = Oil
- Water quality and quantity = Water
Day = Day1 (Wednesday, Nov. 30) or Day2 (Thursday, Dec. 1)
Here's an example: Resilience_Day1_1320_Schneider_M
Uploading your presentation
To save time at the symposium, please place your presentation in this Dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/request/gzMnOph2ZU5FwBYveTtg) by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, if possible. You can also upload your presentation on site.
Student Awards (Oral Presentations)
If you indicated that you wanted to be considered for a student award, your presentation will be judged using certain criteria and entered into the competition.
Multiple judges will evaluate each participating student’s performance and awards will be given to best student oral presentation (1st , 2nd, 3rd place and honorable mention). In addition to recognition of accomplishment, students will receive invaluable feedback from their colleagues. Anticipated prizes for student oral presentations will be $500, $250, $150 and $75.
Your poster number (which identifies the location) will be printed in the program at the symposium. You can also find it here.
Your poster will be displayed on a 48-inch-by-48-inch board. The poster dimensions should not exceed 48 inches by 48 inches.
Clips and/or pins to attach your poster to the board will be provided.
Please set up your posters in the morning on Wednesday, Nov. 30. You should be near your poster during the poster session from 5-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday to discuss your research and/or outreach efforts with symposium participants. You should take your poster down no later than the 2:50-3:10 p.m. break on Thursday.
Student Awards (Poster Presentations)
If you indicated that you wanted to be considered for a student award, your presentation will be judged using certain poster criteria and entered into the competition.
Multiple judges will evaluate each participating student’s performance and awards will be given to best poster presentation (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place). In addition to recognition of accomplishment, students will receive invaluable feedback from their colleagues. Anticipated prizes for poster presentations will be $350, $125 and $50.