The Center for Latin American Studies is pleased to announce our 64th Annual Conference at the University of Florida. This year’s conference, “Envisioning a Sustainable Tropics”, is organized by the graduate students in the Tropical Conservation and Development Program. The conference will take place in Gainesville, FL from March 25 to 28, 2015.
Abstracts for poster and video contributions are welcome from researchers at any stage of their careers, as well as practitioners and others dedicated to studying sustainability in the tropics. Videos and Poster presentations will provide a valuable format for dialog and information sharing outside the structured plenary sessions, and thus will be a significant component of this conference. We are expecting posters and creative short films that showcase research and practice. Posters and videos will be displayed during the entire conference with a specific time allotted for discussions with authors during an evening reception to catalyze interactions among all conference participants. Poster and video contributions may be in English, Spanish or Portuguese.
Deadline:*Abstract submission for Poster and Videos is now closed.*
We seek poster and video contributions guided by the three overarching questions below:
• How to sustain ecosystem services and biodiversity conservation in the context of a growing population & food demand?
• How to reconcile energy and resource extraction with human and environmental health?
• How to strengthen capacity for adaptive governance at multiple scales?
• Maximum word count for abstract submissions is 150 words.
• Abstracts may be submitted in English, Portuguese or Spanish.
• Abstract titles may not exceed 100 characters (including spaces).
• Fill out the on line submission form with your information, paste your abstract in the respective field following the instructions and click submit.
• The abstracts should be received by January 26, 2015
• Notification of acceptance by the first week of February 2015
• A Conference multidisciplinary sub-committee will review all abstract submissions
• Conference participants are required to register for the conference on-line by March 1, 2015.
For questions, please contact the TCD Program
Prizes for first ($250), second ($100) and third ($50) place in each category (poster and video), will be awarded at the closing ceremony at the conference. Posters and videos will be judged on relevance to the conference themes, clarity, originality, creativity, impact, and overall quality. Additionally there will be a recognition for the most creative video.
• Posters will be limited to 48" x 36"(1.20m X 0.91m). Allow a 4-inch x 4-inch space (10cm x 10 cm) for a poster number in the upper left-hand corner of your poster. Each poster will be assigned a number in advance so that you will know where to place your poster.
• Poster boards will be freestanding.
• Posters must be presented using the poster boards provided by the Conference. The poster boards are contiguous, and presenters may not use their own self-contained displays. Due to space constrictions, no tables will be provided.
• Poster boards are covered with fabric, and posters can be affixed using either Velcro or ¾” long push pins. Tape is not permitted. Push pins and a limited supply of Velcro tape will be available for your use during mounting, but we recommend you bring a supply with you. Multiple strips two inches in length work best.
• Videos will be limited to 3 minutes. Each video will be shown on dedicated screens at the conference center and repeated at regular cycles.
• Presenters are encouraged make videos utilizing creative tools that may be at their disposal, including footage from the field, interviews, graphics, animations, visualizations...etc.
• The winning video will be shown at the closing ceremony for the entire audience.