SPD 2009 Boulder, Colorado
June 14-18, 2009
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Presentation information:

  • Presentation format and delivery: Powerpoint, Keynote, or PDF files are acceptable for digital support to talks. For smoothness of transitions, presentations will be made from the conference computer, not the presenter's personal computer. You should bring your presentation to the front of the main auditorium on a USB memory device or a CD no later than a half-hour before your session begins, preferably earlier to test video or font presentation.
  • Poster locations: Posters are allocated a 48" square posterboard but should not exceed 44" x 44" to allow margins. Posters should be mounted during the Monday lunch break and will remain up all week. There are two poster locations: The interior Millennium Room (under the main auditorium) and an exterior Poster Tent on the lawn. To locate your poster session, refer to this location map.

Posters = all week, 44” square

Posters presentations should fit within the 44" x 44" area. Poster boards are slightly different at each meeting and may be as large as four feet square. We will arrange poster sessions by topic.

Posters will be displayed all week. Posters may be set up after noon on Monday and must be removed by the end of the meeting. Approximately two hours each day will be set aside for the poster presentations.  The poster area serves as the meeting’s social center, including coffee breaks and cocktail hours.

Oral = 15 minutes (10 talk + 3 Q&A + 2 speaker change)

All oral sessions will be done in plenary, no parallel sessions. Ten minutes are allowed for the normal oral presentation and three minutes for open discussion

Dissertation = 20 minutes (15 talk + 3 Q&A + 2 speaker change)

Dissertation Abstracts are oral presentations of 15 minutes plus a few minutes for discussion. They should be based upon the author’s dissertation material, and will be presented within regular oral sessions of appropriate topics.

Only students or graduates within one year of receiving the PhD are eligible. The author’s advisor will be contacted.

Invited Talks = 30 minutes (25 talk + 3 Q&A + 2 speaker change)

Invited presentations are the highlight of every meeting and include the Harvey and Hale prize lectures, and Parker lectures.