The call for abstracts is now closed.

Presentations will be selected to cover diverse fields of Arctic research. A good balance of junior and senior scientists will also be encouraged. Given the limited number of oral presentation slots available, the Organizing Committee may assign some papers submitted as oral presentations to the poster sessions. Both oral and poster presentations carry equal weight and abstracts will be published for both. Authors will be informed of the final format of their presentation in October 2016.

Guidelines for Oral Presentations

Presenters in topical sessions will be given a maximum of 15 minutes for their presentation, including questions. Given that the conference will be hosting concurrent sessions, presenters will not be given the opportunity to go over their allocated time slot. An LCD projector and computer will be available in each meeting room. Presenters are expected to upload their talk on the conference server in the speaker-ready room (VIP Salon, First floor) the day before their scheduled presentation. This room will be available for presenters who wish to go over their talks and/or make modifications. Note that translation services will not be available and that the main conference language will be English. Presentations can be given in either 4:3 (standard) or 16:9 (wide) format. Please contact the ArcticNet secretariat if you have any specific needs for your presentation.

Guidelines for Poster Presentations

Only one poster per person can be presented at the meeting. Maximum poster size is 45 in. (115 cm) wide by 45 in. (115 cm) tall. Do not exceed the maximum poster size as your poster will not fit in the space available. Poster boards and velcro pads will be available. Poster sessions will take place on the evenings of Tuesday 6 December and Wednesday 7 December, however posters will be available for viewing throughout the week. Students are encouraged to set up their poster from Monday 5 December at 13:30. All posters must be taken down by 13:00 on Friday 9 December. Poster board allocations will be provided to presenters upon registration. Note that the main conference language will be English.

Graduate Student Poster Awards

One of ArcticNet’s main objectives is to contribute to the training of the next generation of scientists needed to study, model, manage and ensure the stewardship of the changing Arctic. To encourage student research, ArcticNet holds an annual poster competition for excellence in research and presentation.

The competition is open to any Masters or Ph.D. student whose poster is approved for presentation at the ASM2016. Only one poster per person can be presented at the meeting. Only registered graduate students present at the poster sessions are eligible for the awards. We encourage students to remain near their poster during poster sessions.

A panel of judges will evaluate eligible posters based on the following criteria: clarity, comprehensiveness, conciseness, scientific quality and overall presentation of the research. The winners of the poster awards will receive $1000 for first place, $600 for second place and $400 for third place in each of the following three categories: Social and Health Science, Marine-Natural Science and Terrestrial-Natural Science.

An additional Inuit Partnership of Excellence Award will be awarded to the poster that best addresses Inuit priorities, involves Inuit partners and builds capacity. The winner of the Inuit Partnership of Excellence Award will be presented with an Inuit art piece.

The winners of the Graduate Student Poster Awards will be announced and prizes awarded at the Banquet Dinner on the evening of Wednesday 7 December 2016.