*In order to present in Albuquerque, all presenters, including symposia presenters, must register and pay for the meeting. Please note that submitting an abstract does not automatically register you for the meeting. Online registration is a separate system from the abstract submission site and requires a separate login. Your username and password are not necessarily the same for the two systems.
Presenters who need to cancel and do not notify K-State 24 hours before the start of the meeting date are penalized and are not allowed to present in the next JMIH.
Contributed paper sessions will take place daily from the afternoon of Thursday, July 11 through Monday, July 15 at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Oral presentations that are not part of one of the symposia will be grouped by subject matter. Time limits will be strictly enforced: fifteen minutes total (twelve minutes for presentation and three minutes for questions).
Three Speaker Prep Rooms will be available on the Lower Level West of the Albuquerque Convention Center. Estancia, Enchantment I, and Enchantment II will have computers and projectors available for speakers to practice their presentations. A sign-up sheet will be posted outside each room.
Poster exhibits offer an excellent opportunity for interaction between presenter and audience, allowing a more extensive exchange of ideas. A larger audience is likely to view a poster, and a poster allows greater flexibility in presentation. All poster presentations will be displayed in the NW Exhibit Hall of the Albuquerque Convention Center, among the exhibits, to provide maximum visibility.
Maximum size is four feet (height) by eight feet (width) and will be erected back to back. Presenters are responsible for bringing their own push pins and/or other materials to secure posters to the boards.
Communicating Science: Adapting Your Work for Policy Boards, Publics, and Peers
Saturday, 13 July 2013; 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Nambe/Navajo, Albuquerque Convention Center
NOTE: Participants must pre-register for this workshop. Workshop is limited to the first 35 registrants.
Derek G. Ross, PhD, Auburn University Technical and Professional Communication Program
Understanding a stakeholder audience’s needs and expectations is a critical component of effective science-related communication. Policy boards, multiple stakeholder publics, and peer groups all read information differently based on their understanding of specialized material, their education, their cultural identification(s), and their level of investment with a topic. By learning what types of information to present (statistical, graphical, textual), how to frame that information, and what information to include—or not—in a discussion or report, a specialist may increase their chances for positive reception of their work.
This 3-hour workshop is designed to help both professionals and graduate students learn how to analyze potential audiences for their work, then shape their writing and presentation styles for maximum impact. Attendees are encouraged to bring copies of their ongoing projects.
The workshop will proceed in two parts:
Part 1 (1.5 hours)
Communicating Science: overview lecture discussing audience, purpose, and the importance of accommodating information to different audience types. This overview will include a discussion on reading and writing strategies, shaping graphic representations of data, and emphasizing actionable content.
Audience analysis and the rhetorical situation: discussion on intent when writing scientific papers. This section will ask attendees to think through their writing strategies and consider audience, purpose, and context in their own work, then cover a standardized audience analysis sheet designed to help scientists determine their target audience’s needs and expectations. Handouts on audience analysis provided.
Break (pizza and sodas provided)
Part 2 (1.5 hours)
Working with information
Attendees will be split into groups and asked to identify key elements of their work and how those elements might be structured for different audience types. Attendees will be asked to work with their own data in relation to information discussed in part 1.
AES Graduate Student Workshop
Information to come.
ASIH Graduate Student Workshop
Information to come.
SSAR President's Travelogue
"The Ballad of Gringo Perdido: The Art of Getting Lost"
Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Santa Ana/Sandia/Picuris, Lower Level West, Albuquerque Convention Center
Joe Mendelsen, Director of Herpetological Research, Zoo Atlanta