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Program and Presenter Information

The 3rd International Planetary Caves Conference will be composed of invited talks, topical oral and poster sessions, a one-day field trip, and an offsite dinner. Additionally, the conference program includes a special workshop session focused on discussing the white paper that will be submitted to the Planetary Decadal Survey advocating for a Mars caves mission to address science focused on astrobiology of the deep subsurface and preparation for future human habitation/investigation of the martian subsurface.

Detailed information about the agenda is available by viewing the program and abstracts. Authors will not receive notification letters. Please check the author index to see where your presentation has been scheduled.

Oral Presentations —

A PC laptop, LCD projector, and speaker remote will be available for presentations during the oral sessions. PowerPoint presentation format setup of 16:9 can best be supported. In order to facilitate a smooth transition between speakers, all presentations will be preloaded and tested in advance. To aid the preloading process, create a folder on your flash drive called “3rdcaves2020” and place your PowerPoint presentation in that folder. Please include your last name in the naming of your presentation file. An IT technician will be available each morning and during breaks to assist in loading your talk. All speakers and commenters will be required to use the microphone.

Regardless of the number of talks you have given, speakers are encouraged to read the excellent blog written by Emily Lakdawalla: Speak Your Science: How to Give a Better Conference Talk.

Poster Presentations —

Poster Session February 18, 2020, 4:45–6:30 p.m.
Poster Location SwRI B263 Lobby
Poster Setup Posters can be hung any time prior to the poster session.
Poster Removal Upon conclusion of the conference. Posters left behind will be discarded.
Poster Size 44" × 44" (110 cm × 110 cm)
Materials Provided Push pins

How to design an effective scientific poster by Paul Byrne is an excellent resource for poster presenters.


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