Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Presentation Guidelines

We invite submissions on original research in all fields of Copepoda.

Abstracts are submitted during online registration see Registration page.

Abstract Preparation:
LANGUAGE: English.
MAXIMUN LENGTH: 250 words (body of abstract).
MEASUREMENTS: Use metric units of measurement.
TITLE AND BODY OF ABSTRACT: There is no need to italicize scientific names as this font style will be lost when you paste the text into the 13th ICOC online registration system (Eventbrite). The organizing committee will italicize scientific names in the final conference program. Authority name(s) and date for scientific names are also not required.
AUTHOR(S): Use the * symbol to indicate the presenting author (not required for single author).
ADDRESS(ES): Include institution(s) and address(es) of author(s). For more than one institution, indicate using numbers after the author and corresponding institution (see sample abstract). Superscript formatting will be lost; the organizing committee will add superscript format in the final conference program.

Click here for a sample abstract.

Oral Presentation Preparation:
Presentations will adhere to the 15 minute allotted time with 12 minutes for the presentation and 3 minutes for Q&A. All talks need to be loaded the day before the allocated time. Please bring your presentation on a USB drive or equivalent. Please note: Due to the limited number of spots for oral presentations, we reserve the right to reallocate your oral presentation to a poster presentation. You will be notified if this change occurs by April 15, 2017.

Poster Presentation Preparation:
Posters are scheduled to be displayed on Thursday, July 20. All posters must be mounted in the display area by 11:00am and remain displayed until 5:00pm. Please be present to discuss your poster during the entire poster session (check the conference program). Posters can be landscape or portrait view but can be no larger than 44in x 44in (111cm x 111cm) and will be displayed on bulletin boards. Tacks to attach posters to the boards will be available. Please check the conference program for your poster abstract number(s).

The Zbigniew Kabata Student Award
Students presenting an oral presentation are eligible to compete in the Zbigniew Kabata Student Award (named after the Founder President of WAC). Communications from all fields of copepodology will be considered. Judging will be based on research quality, organization, verbal communication, visual presentation, and fielding questions. The recipient will receive a certificate and a cash prize.

Other Student Presentation Awards
An additional 10 awards (5 for oral communications and 5 for poster presentations) will be presented for other outstanding research in the student category. Recipients will receive a certificate and a smaller cash prize.

We recommend these three documents on tips for giving a great oral or poster presentation:
Oral Presentation Tips
Poster Presentation Tips
Scientifically Speaking: Tips for Preparing and Delivering Scientific Talks and Using Visual Aids