Jackie Morris, CMI Executive Director
firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-837-9311 (Revelstoke)
Please send to email@example.com:
Our events attract a multidisciplinary group of researchers, resource managers, resource industry staff, consultants, academics, protected areas staff, First Nations, public interest groups, and grad students. This is a well educated group with most people having one or more university degrees. However they may not be experts in your field.
Check for a speaker list on our web site, and watch for updates. If you want more detail, i.e. to avoid overlap with another speaker, contact the CMI office firstname.lastname@example.org 250-837-9311. We have abstracts for all the talks.
Use only a small amount of text per slide, in a big font size. Your voice should carry the show, not the words on the screen. If you have a text heavy presentation, consider having a series of slides with the bulleted text appearing as you address each bullet, rather than one slide with a large amount of text appearing all at once.
To smooth the way with section heads and your financial people, you may require a letter inviting you to speak at our conference. We’d be happy to send you a letter!
The time allotted for your speaking time is 20 minutes (unless we have made other arrangements with you). The time shown on the conference agenda is usually half an hour; but this includes the time needed to introduce you and for a few questions afterwards.
We assume you will bring your presentation in PowerPoint format, Windows platform, on a memory stick or CD. We are running PowerPoint 2010. If you are working with a Macintosh, please test your presentation on a PC before you come. If in doubt, convert your presentation to pages of a PDF file - this always works!
If you need specialized software, have a movie embedded in your presentation, or need to play a sound file, please contact our office so we can be sure the conference laptop has the correct software.
We have a digital projector, screen, laptop computer, and a microphone set up for each event. If you need other audio visual support, such as sound speakers or an overhead transparency projector, please specify. You can of course bring your own computer as a backup if you wish, but you are expected to run your presentation from the conference computer.
As soon as you arrive at the workshop, please find Jackie Morris or the volunteer who is at the computer and give her your CD. We need to load the presentations on the computer ahead of time, and we will test to make sure your presentation works.
Better yet, if your presentation is less than 10 MB in size, email it to email@example.com before the conference.
You may wish to bring overhead transparencies as a backup—we haven’t ever had our technology crash, but there has to be a first time!
Handouts and posters are welcome. Posters are an excellent way to supplement the information in your talk—you can include graphs and extra information that you didn’t have time to cover, or that people will want to look at more closely.. Please contact the CMI office to let us know if you are bringing a poster, table top display, or free standing display. If you want to provide a handout for everyone, call CMI to find out how many copies you should bring along. Or, bring just a few "table copies" so people can see what the handout is like, and provide a sign-up sheet for sending out a digital copy.
Most of our presenters dress up a little bit, maybe one or two "levels" above jeans. Usually male speakers at our events wear a sports jacket and casual pants, and women usually wear casual pants with a blouse or jacket, or occasionally a skirt. Rarely do we see a neck tie or high heels. Your audience will be wearing jeans, fleece vests, and the kind of clothes you'd find at Mountain Equipment Co-op.
Columbia Mountains Institute of Applied Ecology
Box 2568 Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0
Tel: 250-837-9311 Fax: 250-837-9311