Presenting at BGSS

There are 15 time slots for oral presentations and many slots for poster presentations at BGSS. Oral presentations are filled on a first come first serve basis and tend to fill up quickly. If you would like to give an oral presentation, it is highly encouraged that you register as early as possible. If all presentation slots are full, please consider doing a poster! You can also attend BGSS without contributing a talk or poster. 

We do not recommend full on conference practice talks for two reasons: (1) all members of the audience likely will not have the necessary deep background knowledge to give you the detailed feedback needed for your specific discipline, and (2) BGSS is an opportunity to communicate and share your endeavors with other graduate students with different interests and backgrounds.  



Poster and oral presenters must submit a title and abstract when registering. Oral presenters give a 12 minute talk on their proposed or ongoing research (no hard data necessary!) followed by 3 minutes for questions. An LCD projector and PC laptop computer will be made available for you. Please ensure that your presentation is WinXP, Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 compatible.

For poster presenters we suggest a typical 3 foot (vertical) x 4 foot (horizontal) size poster, but will not officially set any hard limits on poster size. We will supply poster hanging brackets that are 4’ wide. If you have or are preparing a poster that is larger than 4', we would appreciate it if you could bring your own mounting supplies to accomodate this. 



The digital abstract book is now available, as well as the schedule of talks

We will not provide physical copies of the abstract book but will provide a copy of the schedule.