GeoAlberta 2014 Presentation Submission Guidelines

Use these guidelines when completing your Presenter Information Form. Please note that ALL fields are required and must be filled out for your submission to be reviewed by the committee.

  • For inquiries about technical sessions please contact speakers@geoalberta.com.
  • For inquiries about workshops please contact workshops@geoalberta.com.

Presentation Type: Indicate if your abstract proposal is for a 30-minute technical education session or a longer workshop.

Workshop Length: If a workshop, indicate half-day (3 hours) or full-day (6 hours). If a technical session, this field is ignored.

Title: Choose a title that is clear, concise, and intriguing. Capture the essence of your topic.

Many attendees will decide whether or not to attend your session based on the title of your presentation

Short Description: In 200 words or less, describe the information, activities or simulations that will engage the participants. Explain how they will benefit from the experience and identify the specific knowledge or skills they will take away from your presentation. (For workshops: Indicate the audience experience level to which your workshop is geared, and list any specific pre-requisites for participation in your workshop.) This is what will be posted on the conference webpage and published in the program.

Presenter: Provide lead presenter’s full name.

Job Title: Provide lead presenter’s position at organization.

Organization: Indicate primary employer.

Speaker Biography: In 100 words or less, briefly describe your background and expertise.

Keep in mind that excerpts from your biography will be read by your room host to introduce you. If there is more than one speaker, please provide a biography for each in the File Upload.

Other Presenters: Full names of any co-presenter(s).

Email: Email address of primary contact person.

Phone: Daytime phone number of primary contact person.

File Upload: Expand on your presentation proposal in a text document (TXT, MS Word, or RTF). Please include all the above information, along with co-presenter biographies and details on presentation techniques. Please note that all rooms will be equipped with a projector, screen, and internet. Additional resources may be available (e.g. whiteboard), so please include these requests along with details in your proposal as the committee may be able (but not guaranteed) to assist.

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