The mission of the Biodiversity Institute is to foster the understanding, appreciation and conservation of biological diversity through innovative research, education, and outreach, and by engaging a broad audience in the scientific process.
EXTENDED Deadline to submit abstracts is midnight MST, October 31, 2018.
Researchers, educators, students, and community members are invited by Rocky Mountain Citizen Science to submit proposals for presentations at the 2018 conference November 29 - December 1 in Cody, WY.
For inspiration, feel free to peruse our list of suggested themes and topics.
Please review the following categories to decide which presentation type is best for you:
Individual Talk, Poster, or Project Slam!
Individual Talks will be scheduled for 15 minutes (10 minutes to present & 5 minutes for questions). Individual talks should present original arguments and pertain to relevant issues in the realm of citizen science. Please elaborate in your abstract to extend beyond simply project descriptions. Limit abstract to 200 words.
Project Slam! is intended to be a fun and fast-paced way to highlight a project or idea (new ideas encouraged!), and will be scheduled for 7 minutes (5 minutes to present with 2 minutes for questions). These talks will take place during our Friday night social, and will be competitive (and fun!). Conference participants will vote on their favorite talks and the top presentation will be presented with an award! Proposal abstracts are limited to 100 words.
Poster Presentations are intended to communicate any of the above in a 3ft X4ft printed format. Posters will be available for review throughout the conference and presented in a happy hour format. Abstracts are limited to 200 words.
Submissions will be accepted through 11:59 PM MST on October 31st, 2018. Proposals must be submitted through the online system below. Abstracts are required for all presentation types.
After submission, abstracts will be reviewed and authors will be notified of decisions by early November 2018. Abstracts will be reviewed for clarity and relevance. The topic and take home message should be obvious for all abstracts. All proposals will be reviewed and ranked by the Rocky Mountain Conference program committee.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Conference Coordinator: Zoe Nelson ; (307) 766-6240