Thank you for sharing your research at CBASS!Below you will find information about preparing your presentations. Please do not hesitate to contact us (use the "Contact Us" button below or email firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
Good luck to everyone, and thank you again for your participation!
The oral sessions will be held in the Vickery auditorium (100 Vickery) from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. There will be 3 sessions, which will be broken up with coffee breaks in between. The presentations will be in a “Lightning Talk” format with 5 minutes for the presentation, followed by 2 minutes for questions. There are no limits on the number of slides to use, and we are not using automatic slide advancement. The only limitation is the time for your presentation. In planning your presentation, see the judging form attached below as a guide for your talk format.
We ask that all speakers get their talks to the committee by the evening of Friday, February 24th, so we can get them ready and organized prior to the opening of CBASS. That will also allow us time to double-check that each presentation works on the session computer. You can get the files to us any way that works for you (email, Google drive, thumb drive, etc). We also recommend that you bring a backup of your presentation on a thumb drive to the talks, just in case (can’t be too safe!).
The computer that will be used for the presentations will be a Macbook. You are welcome to schedule a time with us before CBASS to test your presentation on the computer. It has both PowerPoint and Keynote installed, so you may use your preferred program for your presentation.
Each talk will be judged by 3 faculty judges. We posted a blank judging form to this page from a previous CBASS, so you can see the general criteria judges will look at. When making judging assignments, we aim to avoid conflicts of interest. So, we will ensure that no faculty member judges his/her own grad student and no grad student judges his/her own lab mates. The awards for the top 3 talks will be announced at the end of CBASS (after the close of the poster sessions, in the LSF atrium). After CBASS, we will forward any feedback from judges to individual presenters. If you don't want to receive that feedback, please let us know.
The poster sessions will be held in the atrium of the Life Sciences Facility. We will provide the materials to hang posters (easels, poster boards, and clips). The poster boards are 36” x 48” (3 ft by 4 ft), and we are only allowed to hang the posters using clips that do not penetrate the poster board (no tacks!). So, please design your posters to those dimensions. You may use either a horizontal or vertical format (landscape or portrait), as long as you stick to those dimensions. On the 25th, bring your poster to LSF and hang it on your assigned poster board between 9:00 am and 12:30 pm. Poster number assignments will be distributed after the application deadline. Each poster will be judged by a group of volunteer judges consisting of faculty members and graduate students. We posted a blank judging form to this page from a previous CBASS, so you can see the general criteria judges will look at. When making judging assignments, we aim to avoid conflicts of interest. So, we will ensure that no faculty member judges his/her own grad student and no grad student judges his/her own lab mates. Depending on your poster number, the judges will be roaming around to judge their assigned posters at certain times. So, you need to remain by your poster (at minimum) from 1:00-2:00 pm for odd-numbered posters and from 2:00 to 3:00 pm for even-numbered posters. Outside of those times, you may feel free to remain at your poster or move around the session to see the other presentations. We will announce the awards for the top 3 graduate and undergraduate posters at the end of CBASS (after the close of the poster sessions, in the LSF atrium). After CBASS, we will forward any feedback from judges to individual presenters. If you don't want to receive that feedback, please let us know.