Guidelines for oral and poster presentations are available here. All oral and poster presenters are asked to review and comply with these guidelines. All presenters must register for the conference.

Oral Presentation Guidelines (PDF version)

"Please, please, please stress to the speakers that their oral presentations should be aimed at smart people who are not in their specialty. Speaker after speaker pulled up their standard talk, and blithely droned on as if everyone understood their jargon. Feedback from 2010 Conference Attendee

This is an interdisciplinary conference and your presentation must not be the same as you would give to your own professional society (e.g., AGU, ESA).

The PNW CSC attracts a wide range of technical and non-technical audience members, including scientists and resource managers from federal, state, tribal, and local agencies; elected officials; NGO staff; and graduate students and researchers from a wide range of disciplines interested in understanding climate implications for the PNW.

Following these guidelines will help ensure that all participants understand the significance of what you are presenting and its relevance to their work.

Presenter Tips

-- Please limit use of jargon, acronyms, or technical terms. If such terms must be used, define them.

-- Scientific talks should address the following in an efficient and clear way that resonates with a broad audience, even if technical details are included for the experts.

-- Oral presentations are 15 minutes, with some additional time for Q&A. This time limit will be strictly enforced . We recommend no more than 10 slides to help focus the presentation.

-- Each room has a built-in PPT projector and a laptop. Presentations must be loaded onto the laptop before the start of your session. Please email presentations by noon, Friday September 9, to Ingrid Tohver, . Late presentations will be loaded onto laptops during breaks, as possible, but this will not be guaranteed.

Note to Mac users: Presentations will be served from PCs at the conference so please ensure yours works on that platform. Presentations that are created in Keynote, as well as those that contain large TIFF image files, must be provided as PDFs.

Poster Guidelines (PDF version)

The following information will help you prepare for the poster session.

The poster session is scheduled for Tuesday, September 13, from 5:30-7:30 pm in Meany Hall. Meany Hall is a very short walk (1-2 minutes) from Kane Hall. For a location map, see .

Poster boards will have 1 poster per side. This gives more space for posters and reduces crowding around the posters. The specs are as follows:

Poster boards are covered with fabric. Push pins and velcro may be used for affixing your poster to the board. Push pins and velcro will be available for your use. No electrical outlets, extra space, or tables will be available. You can see the poster boards and specs at:

Hanging Your Poster. You will be able to hang your posters in your assigned space from 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm on September 13.  


For more information, please contact
Lara Whitely Binder, UW Climate Impacts Group, 206-616-5349