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Presenting at the General Assembly 2016: A quick ‘how to’ from the EGU

Presenting at the General Assembly 2016: A quick ‘how to’ from the EGU

The schedule is out, presentation slots have been assigned and it’s time to start thinking about putting yours together. Whether you have an oral, poster or PICO slot, we have a suite of simple guidelines to get you ready for the conference!

Orals

The guidelines for oral presentations are online. All oral presentations should have the dimensions 4:3 and last about 12 minutes, with 3 minutes for questions. Oral presentations take place over four 90-minute time blocks. Make sure you’re in the presentation room approximately 30 minutes before your time block starts, so your presentation can be uploaded or so you can connect your laptop to the system. There will be a lecture room assistant to help you get everything ready.

At this year’s assembly, you’ve got the opportunity to practice your oral presentation in front of a friendly audience and receive some tips and hints. Some of the division Early Career Scientist Representatives have got together to run an oral presentation feedback short course (SC54), taking place on Monday the 18th April in room -2.61 from 8:30am onwards. If you’d like to practice your oral or PICO presentation during the short course, then be sure to sign up before March 31st.

Posters

Guidelines for poster presentations are also online. Importantly, the poster boards landscape and are 197 cm by 100 cm. Posters should be hung between 08:00 and 09:00 on the day of your scheduled poster presentation using tape available from roaming student assistants.  Please retrieve your poster at the end of the day (between 19:00 and 19:30). Those that are not collected will be disposed of. By the start of the Assembly, EGU will have sent your Authors in Attendance Time – during this time, you must be present at your display.

PICOs

For the fourth year now we have got a different kind of presentation: Presenting Interactive COntent (PICO). The guidelines for PICO presentations are available online. PICO sessions combine the best of oral and poster presentations. Every PICO author presents their slides in a “2 minutes madness”. After these short presentations, all attendees have enough time to watch the presentation again on interactive screens and hold discussions with the author and other attendees. These presentations are shown on widescreens, but some of the screen space is used for branding of the contribution and navigation, so the ideal dimensions for your presentation are the classic 4:3 format. One thing to keep in mind is that, unlike in the past, PICO presentations no longer support Prezi.

Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

If you are presenting a poster or PICO at the upcoming General Assembly you can have your presentation considered for an OSPP Award. Stay tuned to GeoLog for an upcoming post where we’ll tell you how to register yourself for the award, as well as a video featuring past OSPP judges explaining what it is they look for in a winning poster.

Time Blocks

Timetabling at the General Assembly is organised into the following time blocks:

  • TB1 08:30–10:00
  • TB2 10:30–12:00
  • TB3 13:30–15:00
  • TB4 15:30–17:00
  • TB5 17:30–19:00 (not on Friday)

There is free tea and coffee available in the poster halls in the breaks between TB1 & TB2 and TB3 & TB4, and wine available during TB5.

No-shows

If you already know that your abstract will not be presented, you are kindly requested to withdraw your corresponding abstract as soon as possible.

 

EGU 2016 General Assembly programme is now online!

EGU 2016 is only six weeks away and the conference programme is now available online!

EGU 2016 is only six weeks away and the conference programme is now available online!

The EGU General Assembly 2016 programme is available here. Take a look and – if you haven’t already – register for the conference by 17 March to make the early registration rates!

The scientific programme of this year’s General Assembly has been updated since 2015 and now includes Union-wide Sessions, such as Special Scientific Events (Medal Lectures, Great Debates and many more) short courses and topical meetings, feedback and networking events and outreach, education and media sessions, to name a few.  The Disciplinary Sessions, encompass the oral, poster and PICO sessions covering the full spectrum of the Earth, planetary and space sciences.

There are several ways to access the programme, so you can explore the sessions with ease:

  • Browse by day & time: view the oral, poster and PICO sessions by their time and location, each sorted chronologically by conference day, time block and programme group
  • Browse by session: view the scientific sessions and their oral, poster and PICO sub-sessions by programme group
  • Personal programme: a great tool to generate your own personal programme, just select the specific presentations or sessions you’re interested in to create your own personal schedule
  • Papers of special interest: take a look at the abstracts that were selected by their respective session conveners to be of interest to the press & media

Want more ways to browse the programme? We’ll be releasing the EGU 2016 mobile app closer to the conference, stay tuned!

We look forward to seeing you in Vienna for the General Assembly (17 – 22 April 2016).

EGU Photo Contest 2016

EGU Photo Contest 2016

If you are pre-registered for the 2016 General Assembly (Vienna, 17 – 22 April), you can take part in our annual photo competition! Winners receive a free registration to next year’s General Assembly!

The seventh annual EGU photo competition opens on 1 February. Up until 1 March, every participant pre-registered for the General Assembly can submit up three original photos and one moving image on any broad theme related to the Earth, planetary, and space sciences. Shortlisted photos will be exhibited at the conference, together with the winning moving image, which will be selected by a panel of judges. General Assembly participants can vote for their favourite photos and the winning images will be announced on the last day of the meeting.

We particularly encourage submissions representing Active Planet, as there will be an additional prize for the photo that best captures the theme of the conference.

If you submit your images to the photo competition, they will also be included in the EGU’s open access photo database, Imaggeo. You retain full rights of use for any photos submitted to the database as they are licensed and distributed by EGU under a Creative Commons license.

You will need to register on Imaggeo so that the organisers can appropriately process your photos. For more information, please check the EGU Photo Contest page on Imaggeo.

Previous winning photographs can be seen on the 20102011, 2012,  2013, 2014 and 2015 winners’ pages.

In the meantime, get shooting!

GeoCinema at the 2015 General Assembly

GeoCinema at the 2015 General Assembly

GeoCinema is the home of geoscience films at the EGU General Assembly. This year features 36 fantastic films from across the geosciences, so you can step into some soil science, dive into deep ocean investigations, catch a glimpse of climate change research and more!

GeoCinema runs almost continuously throughout the conference, with short films, documentaries and feature length productions playing throughout the week in the GeoCinema Room (Blue Level) from 10:30 until 19:00 every day of the Assembly.

Dirt! The Movie poster

Dirt! The Movie poster

You can view and download the GeoCinema schedule, together with brief film descriptions, here.

This year’s young scientist video competition adds another dimension to the event, as finalist films from the EGU Communicate Your Science Video Competition will also be screened during the GeoCinema breaks. You can vote for your favourite by giving it a thumbs up on YouTube – on your laptop, smartphone or voting station outside B12. The winning video will be announced at the EGU Booth at the General Assembly, on Friday the 17th April at 12:15!

The EGU General Assembly is taking place in Vienna, Austria from 12 to 17 April. Check out the full session programme on the General Assembly website.