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Abstracts and Presentations

Presentations can be found on the Symposium Presentations page.

Abstracts Due 16 April

Please use this template to create your abstract of up to 500 words.

We are planning on 15 minute oral talks, 30 minute invited talks, and 2-hour poster sessions every afternoon. Assigned times include discussion.

Images: If you are including tables or figures, please import them into the Word file, but also submit them as separate files. To avoid technical problems, we suggest using TIFF, GIF, PNG or EPS files. JPG will usually work as well.

Submitting: Your MS Word document should be emailed to Laura Bloom, with the Email Subject as follows, with your last name at the beginning:
“Smith – Final Cassini Science Symposium”.
In the cover email, include the your name (Submitted by: ), the discipline in which you’d like to present (Rings, Icy Satellites, Titan, Magnetospheres, Saturn), and your preferred presentation format (Poster, Oral, Either)

At the Symposium: Bring your presentation to the event on a USB drive to be loaded onto the Symposium computer. Arrive before your session to load your talk.

Presentation Guidelines

Oral Presentations

**Please note your Session Code as included in your abstract acceptance email**

Oral talks are 15 minutes and invited talks are 30 minutes, including time for discussion.

Please prepare your presentation in MS PowerPoint. If you prepare it in another program, save it as a PDF. The projection will be at a 16:9 ratio but even if your presentation is a different ratio, it will project fine, with black lines on the sides if necessary.

** Save your presentation file with the following naming convention:
(For instance:  R18-Bloom-HowToNameYour.ppt)

Bring your presentation to the symposium on a USB drive.

Arrive by 8:30 on the morning of your talk and approach the stage to load it onto the symposium computer before the first session begins. Alternately, if you don’t want to arrive early and to help avoid any last minute issues, you may email your talk to Laura Bloom ( by July 31. File size (including email) must be under 50MB to be accepted by LASP server. A confirmation will be sent if we were able to open your file.

Poster Presentations

Your poster must be less than 4’ wide and 4’ tall so they don’t overlap or hang off the edge of the 8’x4’ poster board.

Please print your poster and bring it with you.

You may hang your poster any time before your scheduled presentation. Find your poster number on the poster boards in the west ballroom adjacent to the symposium auditorium. Your poster will be attached with push pins, which we will provide.

Be by your poster in time for your presentation.

Posters may be up the entire duration of the symposium (Monday-Friday), and you may remove your poster any time after your presentation. Posters must be removed by 12:00pm on Friday.

Poster presenters, please also provide us with an electric version on a USB for the archives.
Title the file as follows:  Poster-Discipline-YourName, (For instance:  Poster-Saturn-Bloom.ppt). Please load your file during breaks or email it after Friday once the symposium is over.

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Bloom,