Oral Presentations will be allocated 10 minutes presentation time with additional 5 minutes for Q&A (total 15 minutes). Presenters are advised to include sufficient time within the 15 minutes for questions and discussion from the audience. Keynote and Invited Speakers have different speaking times - refer to the programme. Please note that the main conference room has a screen resolution of 1280x720 (16:9) and Room 1 & 2 both have a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 (4:3). Presenters should send their powerpoint files in advance of the conference to the Conference Organiser (subject line: GEN2017 Presentation). Powerpoint file should be named Surname_Room_Day (eg; Smith_MCR_Monday) refer to the programme for the room: eg; MRC = Main Conference Room Rm1 = Room 1, Rm2 = Room 2.
Each lecture room will be equipped for the presentation of Power Point slides and include a data projector, computer (with external speakers), lectern and microphone. Multimedia clips should be embedded in your slides. Other audiovisual aids, such as Overhead Projectors, are not available.
Presenters will take their Power Point slides and associated media files to the conference on a memory stick, where an audiovisual technician will load the presentation. All slides will be run from a central presentation computer. However, if you have a complex presentation, which includes multiple media files, we suggest you bring your own laptop as a backup in case of difficulties loading your presentation.
Download Abstract Guidelines (PDF)
Poster Session 1: Monday 3 July 5.00 pm – 6.45 pm
Poster Session 2: Tuesday 4 July 5.00 pm – 6.30 pm
The GSA and NZSBMB will award prizes to student posters. Students should be with their posters during the poster sessions when judges will view their posters.
Judges will view NZSBMB student posters during the Monday poster session.
Judges will view the GSA student posters in two rounds, over the Monday and Tuesday poster sessions.
Student Poster Awards
There will be student poster prizes awarded by the GSA and the NZSBMB, as judged be a panel of judges who will view the posters during the poster sessions.
To be eligible for the student poster prizes, authors must be in attendance to engage with the judges. Students will be advised of approximately when the judges will view their posters so that the students will know when to stand by their poster.
Students will have up to 3 minutes to talk to the judges.
The posters will be displayed on room divider/poster display boards with one side of each divider dedicated for a single poster.
Posters should take up no more than a 120cm wide by 180cm high area.
In practice most posters are best kept to an A0 poster size of approximately 120cm by 84cm (in either orientation).
See the Downloadable Guidelines (pdf) for some hints on poster preparation, should you need them.
Hanging and Removing Posters
The poster boards are velcro receptive and you are required to provide your own Velcro (the loop side) which must be fixed to the back of the poster. Please apply this generously and make sure this is done at least a day prior to the event. To ensure that your poster remains in place on the poster board, please roll your poster with the print side on the inside.
The posters will be set up on the ground floor and the first floor of the St David Lecture Theatre.
Ensure that you have put your poster up before morning tea on Monday.
To find out where to put your poster, find your poster number (the same number as your abstract number) in the Conference Handbook (there will also be a printed guide in the poster display area) and match it to the number on the poster map.
Poster tubes can be passed to the Registration Desk for storage if they are clearly named.
The posters will be on display for the duration of the conference. Poster authors must remove their posters at the conclusion of the event.
Please note that it is the poster author’s responsibility to collect their poster – no responsibility will be taken for any posters left at the venue following the conclusion of the event.
Please contact the Conference Organiser email@example.com if you have any questions.
St David Lecture Theatre Complex Foyer
Sunday 2 July 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm
The University of Otago and Local Committee welcome you to Dunedin. A Mihi Whakatau (traditional welcome) will take place in the Foyer Area - please ensure that you arrive by 5.20 pm. Drinks (delegates will receive a drink voucher and there will also be a cash bar) and canapes will be served in the Foyer from 5.30 pm Dress: Smart Casual
Art & Genetics Exhibition Opening
HD Skinner Annex, 361 Great King Street (located 1 minute walk from the Otago Museum)
Tuesday 4 July 6.10 pm - 6.50 pm
Wine and canapes will be served during the opening of this exhibition. Dress: Smart Casual. Ticket required (free of charge).
Conference Dinner - SOLD OUT
Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street
Tuesday 4 July 7.00 pm - 10.30 pm
Enjoy a pleasant evening with colleagues old and new. Three course meal and wine on tables provided A cash/eftpos bar will be available. Dress: Smart Casual. Ticket required ($125 or $90 student)
You want to do that in public??? Young Sci-Com Lunch
St David Lecture Theatre Complex Upstairs 1st Floor Foyer - Registration required (to indicate no's).
Wednesday 5 July 12.05 pm - 12.55 pm
Media and technology is evolving so quickly that making exciting science communication seems both temptingly possible and impossibly scary. Where do you start? Come and have lunch while meeting and listening to people who have taken their first steps, dived in, survived and created some fantastic stuff about science - in public?
Jack Scanlan, PhD Candidate, Melbourne University, Editor-in-Chief, Lateral Magazine.
Joshua Harris, Chiasma Dunedin CEO
Jean Balchin, English Literature Honours student, University of Otago, author of
A History of NZ Science in 25 Objects
Ellen Rykers, Master of Science Communication Student, University of Otago, freelance writer and science communicator.
Jesse Bering, Assoc. Professor, Centre for Science Communication, University of Otago
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