Presenter Information

Schedule & Format: Unless otherwise noted in the program most presentations are 20 minutes long or 10 minutes for the micro-talks, please ensure you don’t run over your allotted time by practicing your talk prior to the conference.

 Meeting Room Standard Equipment:

  • One LCD Projector
  • One PC laptop computer
  • One lavaliere microphone
  • One presentation remote with laser pointer
  • One screen of appropriate size
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Audio from computer for videos

Presenters will be required to use the conference-supplied PC laptop computer. The provided computer will have Windows 10 and the following software installed: Microsoft Power Point 2016, QuickTime 7.x or higher, Macromedia Flash Player 15, Adobe Reader and Windows Edge as the browser.  Power Point Presentations should be in Widescreen format – 16:9.

Presentations Loading: All speakers are required to turn in their presentations by Saturday Night, May 19th (midnight Mountain Time) – No Exceptions will be made. This will allow you to load your presentation at your convenience before the conference, and you won’t have to worry about it again—no more finding the presentation loading station or waiting in line to get this done at the conference.   And it will allow us to ensure the presentations are loaded on to the appropriate computer and working properly. Please be considerate and submit your presentation on time!

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Questions: Send any questions regarding audio/visual or computer support to Mikel Robinson at or 406-531-8264.

Poster Presentation Guidelines

The formal poster session will take place in the UC Ballroom on Tuesday May 22nd from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. Authors are expected to be present to discuss their poster during that period. A no-host bar and hors d’ oeuvres will be provided during the session.  

The posters will be vertical and should be no larger than 64 (height) x 36 (wide) inches. We will provide you with the means to attach your poster (pushpin, Velcro, clips).

You may set up your poster any time after 1:00 pm on Monday May 21st. The Posters may be left up all week; they should be removed no later than 5:00 pm on Thursday May 24th.

Conference Proceedings: A formal proceedings of the conference will be published as an online government proceedings publication through the US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.  All presenters at the conference are encouraged to submit a summary of their presentation or poster for publication in the Conference Proceedings. Submissions may be full papers, extended abstracts, or abstracts. No distinction will be made between presentations or posters. All abstracts accepted to the Conference will be published as originally submitted unless the authors submit a revised abstract by July 2, 2018.

Why submit?

Proceedings provide a lasting record of the content covered during the Conference. By submitting a summary of the work you presented at the Conference, others can learn from and cite your contribution. Extended abstracts in particular are a great option to provide readers with more detail of your project compared to a short abstract, but they do not preclude publication in other outlets.

View the Proceedings webpage for more information.

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