Submission Deadline: February 24, 2023
Call for Abstracts
New Submission Deadline: February 24, 2023
The National Cooperative Soil Survey (NCSS) extends an open invitation to submit abstracts for poster presentation at the 2023 National Cooperative Soil Survey Conference in Bismarck, North Dakota.
Presenters can submit abstracts for one of the following: (1) Oral Poster Presentation or (2) Poster Presentation with Stump Talk. Oral poster presentations will take place on Tuesday, July 11, 2023.
NOTE: All accepted presenters are required to register and pay registration fees.
Abstract Submission Instructions:
- Email abstracts to Wade Bott at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject line should read: 2023 NCSS Abstract Submission
- Attach a Word document with the following information:
- Presentation Title
- Presenter’s name, affiliation, address, phone number, and email
- Co-authors’ names and affiliation
- Abstract — Clearly describe the work in 150 to 250 words.
- Indicate preference for presentation: Oral Presentation or Poster Presentation with Stump Talk
Presentations should relate to one of the following topics:
- Climate-Smart Agriculture
- The Intersection of Agriculture and Energy Development
- Ecology or Agronomic Applications
- Soil Science
- Soil Health
- Urban Soils
- A total of 15 minutes will be allotted for each oral presentation, including questions.
- NCSS will run Microsoft Windows with PowerPoint.
- Presenters must submit a PowerPoint or PDF version of the presentation to Wade Bott at email@example.com by June 15, 2023. It will be loaded into the conference system for the Tuesday presentation and used for conference proceedings. It may also be used if the event is switched to a virtual platform due to health and safety requirements.
Poster with Stump Talk
- Presentation includes a poster (40” x 40” max.) with a stump talk not to exceed 2 minutes. A timer will be used.
- Poster presenters should stand near their posters during the designated poster session, prepared to deliver their stump talk.
- A PowerPoint or PDF version of the poster is required for the conference proceedings and also will be used if the event is switched to a virtual platform due to health and safety requirements.
- Presenters must submit the PowerPoint or PDF version of the poster to Wade Bott at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 15, 2023.
- Stump talk will not include questions. Questions may be asked during the afternoon poster social.
The NCSS steering committee will review the abstracts, make the final decisions, and notify each presenter by Monday, March 20, 2023.
What is a “stump talk?”
Poster stump talks are a great way to convey the key ideas of your poster. To help prepare for a short oral description of your poster, focus on the objectives, methods used, and summarize the results in such a way that any listener can understand.
NCSS will limit stump talks to 90 seconds or less for each talk and use timers to enforce the time limit. It is advised to practice your talk before you present to ensure it is 90 seconds or less.
Interested individuals can return after the stump talk session to ask the presenters questions during the poster social that follows.