Bridging Conservation and Development in Latin America
and Africa: Changing Contexts, Changing Strategies

Tropical Conservation and Development (TCD) Program
59th Annual Center for Latin American Studies Conference
26th Annual Center for African Studies Gwendolen M. Carter Lectures
Mellon-LASA Seminar
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

                       January 28-30, 2010  l  University of Florida  l  Gainesville, Florida

Purpose

Who Should Attend

Conference Topics

Agenda
Poster Abstracts and Displays
Registration Information
Travel Information
Meeting Site & Accommodations
Conference Sponsors
For More Information

Bridging & Sharing Ideas
at the Conference

Deadline for Registration is Friday, January 15, 2010.

UF/IFAS: Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Poster Abstracts and Display Specifications

Conference Participants who wish to present their work on any aspect of the conference topics are encouraged to submit an abstract for consideration as a poster presentation no later than Friday, October 30, 2009. Poster presentations will provide a valuable format for dialogue outside the structured plenary sessions, and thus will be a significant component of this conference. We are accepting posters based on scientific research as well as practitioner experience.

Posters selected from abstract submissions will be displayed during a formal poster session and reception with authors available for discussion. Posters will be judged on relevance to the conference themes, clarity, originality and impact, and overall quality. Authors will be notified if their submission is accepted by November 29th.

To submit an abstract for consideration as a poster presentation at this conference, please submit a 150-word abstract in English by October 30, 2009. Abstracts may be saved as a Microsoft Word document or Rich Text file and uploaded via the online submission link below. Be sure to include the author's name, e-mail address, institutional affiliation, and presentation title in your abstract document. Note: Only one abstract may be submitted per person as primary presenter.

 

Abstract submission is closed

Poster presentations will play a key role in fostering knowledge exchange and networking at the Bridging Conservation and Development in Latin America and Africa Conference. There will be a formal poster session reception on Thursday evening.

Poster Specifications

  • Posters selected from abstract submissions will be displayed during a formal poster session and reception with authors available for discussion.

  • Posters will be limited to 4 feet high x 6 feet wide (1.22M high x 1.83M wide). Allow a 4-inch x 4-inch space (10.16cm x 10.16cm) for a poster number in the upper left-hand corner of your poster. Each poster will be assigned a number in advance so that you will know where to place your poster.

  • Poster boards will be freestanding.

  • Posters must be presented using the poster boards provided by the Conference. The poster boards are contiguous, and presenters may not use their own self-contained displays. Due to space constrictions, no tables will be provided.

  • Poster boards are covered with fabric, and posters can be affixed using either Velcro or long push pins. Tape is not permitted. Push pins and a limited supply of Velcro tape will be available for your use during mounting, but we recommend you bring a supply with you. Multiple strips two inches in length work best.

Poster Session Schedule
 

Set up:

Thursday, January 28, 7:00am-8:30am

Reception:

Thursday, January 28, 5:00pm-7:00pm
   (Presenters to be stationed at posters from
    6:00pm-7:00pm)

Removal:

Friday, January 29, 12:30pm-5:00pm*

*Poster display boards will be dismantled and removed by the vendor on Friday, so please remove your poster as soon as possible Friday afternoon. If not, the conference organizers are not responsible for lost or damaged posters removed by the display board vendor. Posters left behind will be discarded.

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