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Technical Sessions

Program Schedule



Pardee Keynote Symposia

2014 Joint Technical Program Chairs

Kevin Mickus, Chair
Patrick Burkhart, Co-Chair

The conference will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Click here for more information and other venues.


  • The Submission deadline (Tuesday, 29 July) has passed;
  • An abstract submission fee of US$45 for professionals; US$25 for students; and US$80 for digital posters will be charged; and
  • You may present two volunteered abstracts during the meeting, as long as one is a poster (including digital poster) presentation.
  • Before beginning the submission, please read Preparing an Online Submission.


1. Oral:

The normal length of a talk is 12 min., plus three min. for Q&A. You must visit the Speaker Ready Room at least 24 hours before your scheduled presentation. All technical session rooms are equipped with a PC using MS Office 2010.

2. Posters:

You will be provided with one horizontal, free-standing 8-ft-wide by 4-ft-high display board and Velcro for hanging your poster. Each poster booth will share a 6-ft-long by 30-inch-wide table. Electricity will be NOT available this year; please plan your presentation accordingly.

3. Digital Posters:

You will be provided with one horizontal, freestanding 8-ft-wide by 4-ft-high display board and Velcro for hanging your display. You will also have a 40–46-inch monitor on a 6-ft-long by 30-inch-wide table; electricity for your laptop (bring your own laptop); and a VGA cable along with sound. Mac users: Bring your own white dongle.

Hours for poster and digital poster presentations:

9 a.m.–5 p.m. on Sunday, with authors present 3–5 p.m.; and
9 a.m.–6:30 p.m. Mon.–Wed., with authors present during the afternoon beer reception, 5–6:30 p.m.

Presenters will also be at their posters for two hours in the morning or afternoon, as assigned.


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