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Questions? Contact Jackie Morris at the CMI office, 250-837-9311 or
Also - Please take at look at our Information for Presenters page, which addresses everything from audio-visual support to "what to wear".
The event's steering committee will use the abstracts to select our speakers.
If you offer to make a presentation and are accepted, you have assumed responsibility for sending a paper related to your talk, before the event. This will be compiled with information from other presenters to make our conference summary, which will be available to the public.
Please send the following information:
|Title||Write this as you would like it to appear on the conference agenda. Keep it brief and make sure that your topic is clear.|
|Presenter’s information||Name, affiliation, email address, phone number, postal address, web site if you have one. If you are co-presenting (tag-team), include this information for both presenters.|
|Co-authors||Names, affiliations, email addresses.|
|Abstract length||250-500 words.|
|Formatting||Use Microsoft Word and keep your formatting very simple.|
|Biographical notes||Please explain your background and credentials as it relates to the work you are presenting on. This is not a request for your résumé.|
|Audio-visual support||We assume you will bring your presentation in PowerPoint format, Windows platform, on a memory stick or CD. If you are working with a Mac, please test your presentation on a PC before you come. If in doubt, convert your presentation into a PDF file which can be viewed page-by-page, although you lose the special effects. We have a digital projector, screen, and PC laptop computer set up for each event. If you need other audio visual support, such as sound or an overhead transparency projector, please specify.|
Send your information by email, as an attachment, to email@example.com
. Title your email something like: “Abstract for Event X”. You will receive an email thanking you for the abstract within a couple of days. Call if you don't receive this email.
Here is an example of what we'd like you to send us for your abstract:
Assessing impacts on Ktunaxa Nation cultural resources from ecological restoration timber thinning and prescribed burning in the Rocky Mountain Trench
Thomas Gregory Munson
Timber harvest and prescribed burning in the Rocky Mountain Trench in southeastern British Columbia are part of long-term ecological restoration in the forest and grassland ecosystems of the region. Conducted in the traditional territory of the Ktunaxa Nation, this restoration work has the potential to impact Ktunaxa pre-contact archaeological sites around kettle lakes in the Trench. The focus of this research project was the integration of cultural information into ecosystem restoration decision-making processes. Detailed inventory of archaeological sites was completed using standard archaeological site inventory procedures; this inventory information served as the baseline data prior to monitoring of timber harvest activities around the cultural sites, carried out under prescribed winter conditions of frozen ground and snow cover. Surface soil disturbance surveys were completed around the sites following the timber harvest activities, to assess impacts to Ktunaxa archaeological sites. Management recommendations were advanced pertaining to reduction of impacts of timber harvest equipment and prescribed fire on cultural sites. These include: timber harvest only under prescribed winter conditions; use of low impact harvest equipment; exclusion of equipment from ecologically and culturally sensitive sites; and training of field staff in identification and protection of cultural sites. Ktunaxa Nation natural resources staff must be involved in all aspects of ecological restoration planning – including initial archaeological impact assessments, determining what restoration activities take place around cultural sites, monitoring of timber thinning and prescribed burning processes and post-harvest and post-fire impact assessments – to fully protect cultural resource values. Ecological restoration activities will be improved by the successful integration of Ktunaxa cultural information and values into restoration practices. The Ktunaxa Nation can assist in the process of improving cultural site planning and protection by educating resource development and fire protection field staff prior to the carrying out of timber harvest and prescribed burning in the Rocky Mountain Trench.
Thomas Munson background
Thomas has worked with First Nations in the Yukon Territory, British Columbia and Colombia, South America, for much of the past 20 years. His work experience on behalf of First Nations includes assessment of impacts of resource development on archaeological and cultural sites, ethno-botanical field studies, traditional use research, multi-party treaty negotiations and environmental impact assessment projects. He also worked as an Archaeological Field Technician in the Victoria area for Millennia Research Inc., conducting fieldwork and preparing Archaeological Impact Assessment (AIA) reports. Thomas has worked with Westland Resource Group since October of 2006, specializing in Aboriginal Interest and Use Studies, and assessment of the impacts of development projects on First Nation rights and interests around the province. Current projects include assessment of impacts of the Gateway Highway Project in the Fraser Valley, Whistler Nordic Legacy Ski Trails in the Callaghan Valley, and the Pacific Trails Pipeline project planned between Prince George and Kitimat.
We will list the posters on the conference agenda, and we will include your abstract in the conference summary for the event. You are welcome to send an extended abstract or short paper for use in the conference summary.
You can bring a paper poster to affix to the wall, a tabletop display, a free standing exhibit, or perhaps bring along a laptop computer that runs a short video using the laptop's speakers. Here, all are referred to as posters.
Please send the following information:
|Title||Keep it brief and make sure that your topic is clear.|
|Presenter’s information||Name, affiliation, email address, phone number, postal address, web site if you have one.|
|Co-authors||Names, affiliations, email addresses.|
|Abstract length||250 words or up to one page.|
|Formatting of abstract||Use Microsoft Word and keep your formatting very simple.|
|Size/ type of your poster||You are welcome to bring a poster to tape to the wall, a table-top display (we supply the table and tablecloth) or a free standing display. Electrical outlets are in short supply. Please specify your needs so we can plan accordingly.|
Send your information by email, as an attachment, to firstname.lastname@example.org .Title your email something like: “Poster for Event X”. Within a couple of days you will receive an email thanking you for the abstract. Call if you don't receive this email.
If you can offer a field trip on a topic related to the event, we'd like to hear from you!
Please send the following information in an email:
Field trips are often offered on the second afternoon of the conference and participants are supplied with a bag lunch, which we will need to charge for. Longer trips can be accomodated on the day before or after the event. Depending on your topic and the time of year, evenings are also an option.
You will need to provide copies of a map to the destination(s), for the use of the carpooling drivers. You are responsible for providing any handouts.
Send your information by email, as an attachment, to email@example.com .Title your email something like: “Field trip for Event X”. Within a couple of days you will receive an email thanking you for the offer. Please call if you don't receive that email.
Your paper will be compiled with information from the other presenters into a conference summary, which will be posted as a free PDF download on our web site.
We use the Forest science program style guide and authors manual as our style guide. Published in 2008 by the Ministry of Forests and Range Science Program, this is an excellent reference for writing your reports and papers.
Send this information:
|Title||Keep it brief and make sure that your topic is clear. This should match the title on your abstract.|
|Presenter’s information||Name, affiliation, email address, phone number, postal address, web site if you have one. In the conference summary we will include only your name, affiliation, town, and email address.|
|Co-authors||(if applicable) Names, affiliations, email addresses. Clarify who is lead author if it is not you.|
|Length of your summary||There is no maximum size. Most people send in 4-6 pages, single spaced, including illustrations and references.|
|Formatting of your text||Use Microsoft Word and keep your formatting very simple. Your formatting will be stripped and rebuilt so it matches the rest of the document.|
|Web sites||If you referred to web sites or other references in your presentation, please be sure to include them in your paper.
|Illustrations and captions||Figures and tables should be referred to in your text.
Include captions for each figure and table.
We assume that the illustrations are yours, or that you have obtained permission to include them. We will include photo credits if you provide them.
|Published work||Copyright laws mean we cannot accept a paper that has been published. If your presentation was about something you have published, send us your abstract and the citation.|
|References||Use the author-date system when citing published works or acknowledging unpublished material in the text. List these references alphabetically at the end of the manuscript.
Forest science program style guide and authors manual explains how to format your references, see page 85.
|Acknowledgements||Just a reminder -- you may wish to acknowledge your funders and partners in your summary as well as in your "live" presentation.|
Send your paper by email, as an attachment, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your paper will be stripped of formatting and the formatting for the master document wil be applied. Your text will receive a light copy-edit. You will have an opportunity to look at your paper before it goes public
Please be sure to explain all of your acronyms.
Would you like to see samples of the conference summaries we have prepared for other events? Look at the “Past Events” section of our web site for a list of past conferences, choose a conference, and follow the link to the PDF download. For example, take a look at:
Please send us a SHORT text that the Master of Ceremonies can read out loud to introduce you at the event. It should include a bit about your background and your credentials for giving the talk. Length should be 75 – 100 words
Tip – read your introduction out loud to yourself a few times, or have someone read it to you.
Here is a sample introduction:
Ian Hatter has worked with the Ministry of Environment since 1984, as an Ungulate Inventory Biologist, Wildlife Inventory Specialist, and Ungulate Specialist; and he is currently the Manager of the Wildlife Management Section in the Fish, Wildlife and Habitat Management Branch. He has a strong interest in stakeholder-based processes in wildlife management decision-making.
Columbia Mountains Institute of Applied Ecology
Box 2568 Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0
Tel: 250-837-9311 Fax: 250-837-9311