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Presentation Guidelines

April 18, 2014: Presentation Guidelines are now available.


Oral Presentation Guidelines: Bring your presentation on a flash drive to your session 20 minutes before the session begins. Upon arrival in your session, introduce yourself to your Session Chair and work with them to load your talk onto the room laptop. Oral presentation time slots are 15 minutes, including time for questions. Speakers should divide this time up into no more than 12 minutes of oral presentation, followed by 3 minutes of questions. Session Chairs will be instructed to move to the next speaker after 15 minutes, to keep the session on time. In general, we recommend no more than 10 slides for most presentations. Speakers who are giving “lightning talks,” (i.e., sharing one 15-minute slot with another speaker) should limit their individual presentation to 5 minutes, plus 2 minutes for questions. Presenters are encouraged to focus on study results and their implications and relate their work and results to those being presented by others, especially other presentations in the session. Session rooms will be equipped with a screen, projector and computer (PC), loaded with Windows 7/Office 2010 and Adobe Acrobat. Please contact your Session Chair if you have special audio-visual needs. To facilitate smooth transitions between speakers, please use your last name for your presentation file name, for example, “Francis_SalishSea.ppt” or “Francis_SSECtalk.pdf.”

There will be pre-session upload on-site available with instructions to follow. We regret we are unable to provide an option to upload prior to the conference.

Poster Session Guidelines

April 18, 2014: Poster Session Guidelines are now available. Poster Presenters may begin putting posters up Tuesday April 29 from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM, and again beginning at 7:00 AM on Wednesday April 30. Posters are intended to be viewed throughout the duration of the conference. The Poster Gala will be Thursday May 1 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM. Posters will be displayed in room 6C, which is at the center of the conference floor.

Poster Presentation Guidelines: Bring your poster presentation with you. Mounting instructions will be made available when you check-in at the registration desk. Poster presentations will use charts, tables, graphs, photos and/or drawings to complement explanatory text. Posters should be a maximum of 44.5” wide by 45.5” tall, unlaminated and not mounted on foam core or other hard backing. Presenters will be provided with a 4’x 4’ bulletin board area to mount their poster. Presenters will be expected to be available to informally discuss their study or project/program with conference participants at the Poster Gala Reception, Thursday, May 1 at 5:00 PM, and during lunches/coffee breaks over the course of the conference. Posters will be grouped according to the topic they address. Presenters may bring hand-outs (typically, 8 ½” x 11” versions of the poster) to accompany their posters. During the conference, conference organizers will be making efforts to ensure that attendees of oral sessions are notified of and encouraged to visit posters that are related to oral presentations.

Detailed Schedule with Paper Titles Now Available

April 5, 2014: A detailed PDF schedule with paper titles is now posted on the schedule information page. Click here to view the PDF


Special Invitation to the Commercial Fishing Industry

March 27, 2014:We would like to extend a special invitation and a warm welcome to the Commercial Fishing and Seafood Processing Industry to join us at the Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference, April 30-May 2 in Seattle. The conference will bring together over 800 of the top professionals in marine science and fisheries management from WA, BC and beyond. Attending the conference will be a valuable opportunity for the Industry to connect with key decision-makers, and give feedback on current fishery management practices.

Commercial Fishermen and Seafood Processors who are interested in the Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference are encouraged to contact Elliott Smith at 360-650-4871 or

View Invitation PDF


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