In keeping with tradition, talks will be given by graduate and undergraduate students and by postdoctoral fellows. We will try to accommodate as many oral presentations as possible and will have poster sessions as well. All who attend the conference are encouraged to present, including faculty and postdocs in the form of poster presentations. Groups should submit a list of speakers along with the title of their presentation and should be in order of those definitely giving talks down to those who would least prefer to give an oral presentation. Individual speakers should send a title, list of authors and a short abstract of their presentation (200 words maximum).

The deadline for submitting titles is June 29th, 2017. Please send titles with authors names to Travis Fridgen ( Please underline (or otherwise denote) the presenter's name and state whether the presenter is a Graduate student (G), Undergraduate student (U), or postdoctoral fellow (P).

For posters, please indicate whether the presenting author is a Postdoctoral Fellow (P), Faculty (F) or a Corporate Presenter (C).

Presentation Guidelines


Powerpoint presentations are recommended although transparencies may also be used. For powerpoint presentations Bring your talk on a USB key. Talks are to be ~17 minutes in length with an additional 3 minutes allotted for discussion and questions.

Poster Presentations

Posters should be 1m x 1m or 1m (tall) x 2m (wide). Bring your own tacks!!

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