–INVASIVES 2021 Virtual Forum & AGM
Join us at the INVASIVES 2021 Virtual Forum & AGM on February 9-11, 2021.
This year, for obvious reasons, the Forum format will be a little different, but every bit as good! You’ll hear from two great keynote presenters, enjoy a variety of plenary sessions, lightning talks, and have plenty of opportunities to network and reconnect with peers from the invasive species community in BC and across the Pacific Northwest. Current ISCBC members will be invited to attend our Annual General Meeting which will take place during the Forum. Post about the Forum and follow on social media using #INVASIVES2021!
The INVASIVES 2021 Forum incorporates a variety of workshops, keynote presentation, plenary and speedy sessions along with plenty of opportunities for networking throughout the event. View the INVASIVES 2020 highlights here.
Who Should Attend?
The INVASIVES Annual Forum & AGM is an exciting opportunity for non-profit organizations, government staff, Indigenous leaders, industry, stewardship groups, academics and more from across the Pacific Northwest region and beyond, to network and share their knowledge and expertise about invasive species. Everyone is welcome.
Tweet or post on Instagram about the Forum using #INVASIVES2021. See what was posted about INVASIVES 2020 on social media with the hashtag #INVASIVES2020.
If you are interested in INVASIVES 2021 sponsorship opportunities please complete this online inquiry form.
Posters & Lighting Talks
Apply to present a poster or to present insights, a concept or another invasive species topic as a 7 minute lightning talk. Poster session and lightning talk submissions are now being accepted.
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The INVASIVES 2021 Virtual Forum & AGM is taking place over three half days on a browser-based virtual event platform. We will hear from over forty presenters from across three continents presenting on topics all of interest to members of the invasive species community. The agenda features:
- Two opening keynotes
- Changing Climates plenary
- Concurrent Sessions on New & Emerging Research
- Engaging the Public plenary
- Concurrent Sessions on Management Practices
- Multiple daily Networking opportunities
- Early Detection, Rapid Response government updates
- Government Spotlights
- Come-and-go interactive Poster and Networking Session
- Emerging Issues plenary
- ISCBC’s Annual Together in Action Awards
We look forward to seeing you at the INVASIVES 2021 Virtual Forum & AGM.
We look forward to meeting you at the INVASIVES 2021 Virtual Forum & AGM.
Invasives 2021 Forum registration rates
Don’t forget, there are two ways to save:
1. Join ISCBC and save!
2, Register as an early bird and save!
Students and presenters will be provided a discount code for their registrations. If you are currently a student and would like the student discount code, or if you are interested in volunteering at the INVASIVES 2021 Forum, please contact us today.
We look forward to seeing you at the INVASIVES 2021 Virtual Forum & AGM.
Present a Lightning Talk or Poster at the INVASIVES 2021 Virtual Forum & AGM
Submit your abstract to showcase your latest invasive species work, project or current research in progress in a virtual poster presentation. Students, researchers, contractors and other stakeholders from the invasive species community are welcome. Lightning Talks will be presented on Tuesday, February 9 and Posters will be presented on Thursday, February 11, 2021.
Abstract submission for Lightning Talks has closed. Poster abstracts are being accepted through the on-line submission form below until January 11, 2021. Abstract submissions are to include:
- Name, affiliation, and contact information of presenter or submitting author;
- Name and affiliation of each co-author;
- Title as it will appear in the virtual Program (maximum 20 words); and
- A maximum 100-word text-only abstract.
Additional information and instructions for presenters are found below the form.
Poster Presentation Instructions
The poster session provides an opportunity for informal, interactive presentations and discussions. This is a forum for exchanging innovative ideas, feedback and discussion. Presenters have the opportunity for one-to-one discussion with people interested in presenters’ research or work. Posters are often used to showcase a completed project, or to communicate ideas about research in progress.
Poster presentations at the INVASIVES 2021 Virtual Forum will consist of two parts:
- Poster presentations on display: the collection of posters, as PDFs, will be available in the poster ‘booth” with optional additional files (e.g. logo, additional PDFs, a short walk-through video). Attendees will be able to “visit” the poster booth and view the poster and optional files throughout the three days of the Forum.
- Live poster session: presenters are asked to attend the live poster Q&A session on February 11, 2021, from 11:00 am – 11:30 am PT. During this session presenters and attendees meet virtually at the presenters’ booths. Up to 25 people can “meet” in the booth at once, of those 15 participants can have video on and the additional 10 can join with audio Each presenter will introduce themselves and their poster topic, walk attendees through their poster on camera (using screensharing) and then take questions.
To make the best use of the allotted time, attendees are encouraged to view posters they’re interested in during the three days of the Forum in advance of the poster session and come to poster Q&A sessions ready to ask any questions and discuss the materials
Deadline: Confirmed poster presenters should submit their poster PDF and any additional files by the deadline of February 1, 2021.
Poster dimensions and guidelines for presenting a virtual poster:
- Although any dimensions can be used, remember that attendees will be viewing displayed posters as PDFs on their computer screens.
- Viewers will have the option to zoom in and out of the PDF however we recommend that posters be readable without zoom when displayed at full-screen width. Consider fonts no smaller than 18 and that less is more, with respect to text.
- The poster could be prepared in landscape or portrait format. Here’s an example of a long poster layout specifically for virtual poster presentation.
- For tips on posters check out: Strategies for Creating a Conspicuous, Effective, and Memorable Poster Presentation.
Lightning talk tips
- Don’t get caught up in background info (no more than 90 seconds)
- Always keep your rapport with your audience, not the computer
- Only include details if they are necessary and fit within the overall scope for such a short presentation
- Slides should show things to the audience, not help the presenter remember what to talk about – get more top tips for TED style talks
- We recommend you use only a few words (one concept) and 1 large image per slide – resist the temptation to cram text into your slides to overcome the seven minute time limit!
- Provide contact info somewhere (e.g., on the last slide) in presentation materials (or on a handout)
- Don’t consider a Lightning Talk to be a ‘teaser’ where you can just quickly mention a few ideas in a tantalizing way. Instead you must get right to the heart of the topic and present something solid within the seven minute limit. Is there something innovative about what you do? Have you achieved remarkable results, or learned something really significant? Present your key idea early in your talk.
- Despite the seven minute limit, make sure you go slow and steady – reduce the amount you say to the essentials only
- Be dynamic to keep energy-levels high, but beware of speaking too fast to cram in everything that you want to say
- Practice, practice, practice with a timer to fit it into seven minutes.
With support from
INVASIVES 2021 Sponsorship Opportunities
To inquire with us about sponsoring the INVASIVES 2021 Virtual Forum & AGM, please complete the form below.
Many thanks to all our sponsors who make the INVASIVES 2020 Forum & AGM possible!