Abstract submission information

Postdoctoral Research Day 2016 offers PDFs many different opportunities to showcase their work, promote collaborations, and foster a sense of community. The organizing committee is seeking suggestions for talks and exhibits featuring basic research, creative works or inventions.  

Research Day will feature two types of sessions: Spotlight sessions (talks) and Exploration sessions (posters and exhibits). The goal of these sessions is for you to emphasize the impact of your work in your field and in the wider community. Whether you present a talk, poster or exhibit, the key is to describe what you do and its importance in a manner accessible to a diverse audience. Postdocs may submit an abstract for a Spotlight session, Exploration session, or both!

Individual spotlight sessions

Each speaker will have 8 minutes to share a story about the purpose and impact of their research, followed by a 2 minute question period. These individual spotlight sessions will be judged by a faculty panel and the best two will receive a monetary award.

Exploration sessions

The format can be a poster, exhibit, display or other medium of communication suited to a set-up in which people walk around and interact. Presenters explain the purpose and impact of their project in lay language. These exploration sessions will be judged by a faculty panel and the best two will receive a monetary award.

Abstract Guidelines

To inform of us your interest in contributing, we ask you to submit a brief abstract detailing the overall aims of your research, its impact and innovation. The organizing committee will select a number of Postdoctoral Fellows from among these submissions for the Individual Spotlight session.

When preparing your abstract, please mind the following instructions:

  • Submissions should occur via the online submission portal
  • Submission language is English
  • Describe your project in lay language. It should be understandable to academically educated individuals from any discipline.
  • Focus on the overall aim of your project. What impact will it have to science, society, policy, and so on. How does it exemplify a Vision and/or Innovation.
  • Maximum length (excl. title, authors and references): 250 words
  • You are expected to register and be available to present your work on Research Day
  • All abstracts must be submitted by the extended deadline of March 4, 2016 at 11:59 pm Pacific time.