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EGU Presentation Planning

According to twitter (#egu2010) I’m not the only person who has been working on posters for the General Assembly this week.

The guidelines for authors can be found on the EGU GA 2010 website for oral and poster presentations.

The key take away points are that its 12 minutes plus 3 for questions for oral presentations. Posters are landscape orientation (i.e. longer than they are tall), and go up first thing in the morning on the day of the session. There are two new poster halls this year: XL and Z.

Some sessions have poster summary and discussion sessions, details of which can be found here. They are listed by session.

By Jennifer Holden

The EGU is Multilogue

This year at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly there’s more formal engagement with social media than in previous years.

Blogging
There’s an official blog (that you’ve already found!). This will contain a mixture of information about the General Assembly, highlight particular sessions, and news, amongst other things. Ideas for contributions are welcome, let us know in the comments or via email. It’s not going to replace any existing information outlets such as the Daily Newsletter but complement them.

We’re putting together a blogroll of bloggers discussing issues related to the EGU General Assembly 2010. These are not EGU sanctioned blogs, rather a resource helping attendees know what is out there. If you have a blog (individual or group) please submit your blog details to us. The blogroll will be published before the General Assembly.

If you’re planning on blogging at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly there is free (unsecured) wireless internet throughout the General Assembly venue; plug points are available throughout the building. International plug adapters can be borrowed from the Austria Center Information Desk for a deposit.

Twitter
There is an official twitter feed @egu2010 which will contain information on key events during the General Assembly. If you’re tweeting about EGU 2010 please use the hashtag #egu2010.

[Some of this material can be found at EGU is Multilogue on the EGU website.]

By Jennifer Holden

Hints, tips and advice about EGU General Assembly participation

The first time I visited the EGU General Assembly I would have been lost without hints and tips from colleagues who had been to previous General Assemblies. We’re looking to put together some tips/hints/advice for participants at the EGU General Assembly in 2010, particularly for first time participants.

What tips and hints do you have that would be useful for fellow participants at EGU in Vienna? Everything from science to socialising, you can leave them in the comments or email them.

Some of the most useful pieces of information shared with me were about the supermarket and park behind the Austria Centre and the refreshments available during breaks and the last poster session of the day. My most useful link is the transport route planner at Wiener Linien.

By Jennifer Holden

EGU 2010: 31 March is last day for pre-registration and photo competition entries

[Updated 1 April]

A quick note to let you know of some key deadlines that fall on the 31 March 2010.

(a) Today is the deadline for pre-registration rates for the EGU 2010 General Assembly:

Pre -Registration is no-longer available. On-site registration will be available at the following times:

Sunday, 02 May 2010 12:00–20:00
Monday – Thursday, 03 – 06 May 2010 08:00–19:00
Friday, 07 May 2010 08:00–13:00

(b) Today is also the deadline for the photo competition (it is very easy to enter and free, with copyright resting with the author, please enter!):

The photo competition entries are now closed, don’t forget to vote for your favourite at the General Assembly in Vienna.

By Jennifer Holden