CALL FOR ABSTRACTS FOR STUDENT PRESENTATIONS FOR ABIC 2017
Sponsored by the ABIC Foundation, ABIC 2017 is hosting the Best Student (Oral) Presentation Competition at the 2017 ABIC conference.
Student (graduate or undergraduate) researchers are invited to submit abstracts of their work to present during the ABIC 2017 Conference.
$500 (CDN) will be awarded to the best presentation in each of the three broad subject areas of: Environment, Health and Global Stewardship.
This is a unique opportunity to practice your presentation skills and translate your scientific knowledge into a clear and concise presentation. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to network with industry leaders and international researchers. Successful abstracts will be published and presentations can be viewed online following the conclusion of the conference.
Students who wish to present at the 2017 ABIC conference and be considered in the competition, must register for the conference and submit an abstract no later than June 15, 2017.
- The number of abstracts selected for presentation is limited. Submissions will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Selected abstracts may be published on the Conference Website and in the Conference Proceedings and must be provided to the Conference Organizers (in electronic format) on or before June 15, 2017 to be considered for the competition.
- Abstracts will be printed exactly as submitted. No editorial corrections will be made.
- Send abstracts to StartHere@ABIC2017.ca
- Abstracts must be submitted in electronic format as a Word Document.
- Limited to one, letter-size page, 8 ½ inches x 11 inches (21.5 cm x 28 cm).
- Title should be bold, Times New Roman, font size 16, at the top of the page followed by the Presenter (s) name (s) underlined in the list of authors.
- Presenter (s) contact details, including Affiliation (s), should follow the title.
- A blank line should be inserted after the contact details, followed by the abstract.
- Text is to be typed - single line spacing with Times New Roman font size of 12 and should not exceed 300 words.
- Title, author (s) name (s) and their affiliation (s). Letters should be in letters not less than 1 inch (2.54 cm) high and preferably 2 inches (5 cm) high.
- Presentation must be based on research presented in the abstract previously submitted, but will be done in the Three-Minute Thesis format.
- Presentations will take place several times throughout the conferences. Presenters are expected to be available during the the time allocated to them for their presentation
- Presentations will occur in the three-minute thesis style.
- Presenters may use one static slide during their presentation. The slide must have a minimum of 0.5” margins for key information.
- No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted
- No props are permitted
- Presentations are limited to a maximum of three minutes.
- For any images, photos or diagrams that are used on the slide, the presenter must have explicit written permission to use the image and the source must be credited.
- The decision of the adjudicating panel is final
PRESENTATIONS WILL BE JUDGED ON:
- Did the presentation help the audience understand the research?
- Did the presenter clearly outline the nature and goals of their research?
- Did the presenter clearly communicate the significance of their research?
- Did the presentation follow a logical sequence?
- Did the presentation make the audience want to know more?
- Was the presenter careful not to trivialize their research?
- Did the presenter convey enthusiasm for their work?
- Did the presenter capture and maintain their audience's attention?
- Do I want to know more about the speaker's research?
- Was the thesis topic and its significance communicated in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience?
- Did the speaker use sufficient eye contact and vocal range, maintain a steady pace, and appear confident? Did the speaker avoid scientific jargon, explain terminology that was used, and provide adequate background information to illustrate points?
- Did the presenter spend the right amount of time on each element of their presentation – or did they elaborate for too long or were rushed?
- Did the PowerPoint slide enhance, rather than detract from, their presentation – was it clear, legible, and concise?
For all inquiries, please contact Riel Dion at email@example.com