Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Presentation Guidelines

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


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.

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 5:30pm. Please be present to discuss your poster during your allotted time (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