Program and Presenter Information
In addition to field trip activities on Wednesday, January 30, the conference program consists of oral presentations, lightning talks, small- and large-group discussions, afternoon poster sessions, and wrap-up discussions.
|Tuesday, January 29||Oral presentations, lightning talks, formation of small groups, poster session|
|Wednesday, January 30||3/4-day field trip to Carlsbad Caverns, coupled with several afternoon field options in the area|
|Thursday, January 31||Oral presentations, poster session, small group activity|
|Friday, February 1
|Oral presentations, small group reports, discussion, wrap-up, and planning for next steps|
Bob Bruner, Denver Museum of Nature and Science volunteer, will be onsite with exhibits:
Meteorites and Minerals Associated with the Origin of Life
Understanding the Origin of Life
Percival Lowell Life on Mars Advocate Over 100 Years Ago
Early morning and afternoon coffee breaks will be provided. Participants are on their own for breakfast and lunch.
Oral Presentation Information
Oral presentations are scheduled for 12 minutes per talk with an additional 3 minutes allotted for question and answer.
A PC laptop, LCD projector, and speaker remote will be available for oral presentations. In order to facilitate a smooth transition between speakers, all presentations need to be preloaded onto the session room laptop each morning 7:45–8:15 a.m. and during breaks.
To aid in the preloading process, a folder labeled “Mars Extant Life” will be available on the presentation laptop. Using a flash drive, copy your presentation into this folder. Please include your last name in the naming of your presentation file.
Hardware and Software Specifications for Oral Presentations —
The plenary room will be equipped with a laptop computer that has Microsoft PowerPoint and Adobe Reader. Please design your oral presentation to work with these programs
Poster Presentation Information
|Poster Set-up in Exhibit Hall:||Tuesday, January 29, 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.|
|Poster Sessions||Tuesday, January 29, 3:25–4:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 31, 2:55–3:25 p.m.
|Poster Removal:||By Friday, February 1, 12:00 p.m.|
|Poster Size:||44" × 44" (112 cm × 112 cm) maximum|
Note: Any posters left after the conference will be discarded.