2017 OREGON CHAPTER 53rd ANNUAL MEETING
Casting a Broader Net: Increasing Diversity and Inclusion in the Fisheries Profession
Bend, Oregon February 28 – March 3, 2017
Technical Sessions (Mar 1-3, 2017)
Presentations and posters will address topics from across all disciplines of fisheries that are relevant to Oregon. Please consider convening a session around your area of expertise and interest, solicit presenters, and submit abstracts as a package. All sessions and presentations will be considered for inclusion into the program based upon relevance, uniqueness, and available space. Presentations should succinctly describe your subject and stimulate discussion among your colleagues. To get a poster or paper scheduled at the meeting, you must submit an abstract online by 5pm PT on DECEMBER 9, 2016.
Posters are written, self-explanatory presentations that must fit within a 4×4 ft space on a poster board (provided). They should be readable from a distance of 3 ft, include your contact information, and may be enhanced with photos and handouts. They will be on display throughout the meeting and featured during our poster social Wednesday evening, when the lead author should be available to describe and discuss their poster.
Papers are 12-minute oral PowerPoint presentations (provided on a flash drive) and delivered live and in-person, with allowances of 3-minutes for questions and speaker changes (hence papers are scheduled at 15-minute intervals). We strongly encourage PowerPoint presentations be limited to ~10 content slides. Moderators will provide instructions to the speakers assigned to their sessions with more details on loading talks prior to the start of sessions. Questions? Contact Program Chairs Natalie Scheibel or Shivonne Nesbit. We will also include speed presentation opportunities for an alternative oral presentation format. This format takes less than 7 minutes, with 20 slides at 20 seconds per slide and no questions. The format is attractive because it fuses simplicity with brevity, enabling presenters to focus on a few messages and cover material rapidly and efficiently. This format arguably will foster information retention in the audience. Those interested in particular questions of presenters can find them after the session. More information on this format is available here: http://archive.wired.com/techbiz/media/magazine/15-09/st_pechakucha; and http://www.pechakucha.org/faq).
Sessions may also be actively organized to ensure a thorough treatment of topics. Please consider organizing a session around your interests, soliciting papers, and submitting six to twelve abstracts as a package. Session organizers will have the honor of soliciting papers ensuring that all abstracts are submitted by 5pm PT on DECEMBER 9, 2016, will help schedule presentations, and moderate the session.
Moderating the session means providing a laptop computer, gathering and uploading presentations prior to the session, providing a brief introduction for each speaker, moderating questions, and most importantly keeping strictly on schedule. A student volunteer may be available to assist with A-V and lights in each session.
Students: The program committee is actively looking for student research to incorporate within our technical sessions. Please contact program chair Shivonne Nesbit if interested. Please see the score sheet for student presentations if you are a student presenter or if you are judging student presentations.
Questions? Contact Program Chair Shivonne Nesbit (503-231-6741).