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Oral Presentations
  • A PC laptop, LCD projector and speaker remote will be available for presentations during the oral sessions. 
  • E-mail your presentation not later than the night before your talk to Brandi.L.Carrier@jpl.nasa.gov .  This will allow us to test the files and to manage the file folders. Please have a copy of your presentation on a USB stick.
  • To aid the preloading process, create a folder on your flash drive called “MSR2018” and place your PowerPoint presentation in that folder. 
  • Presentation files shall be named: <presenter surname>_<title or part of it>.pptx 
  • Presentations aspect ratio should be 16:9 - wide-screen (recommended)
  • Videos should not be embedded in presentations (may be referred as external files). 
  • The presentations should contain clear information with appropriate font size that is legible from the back of the conference room.

Poster Presentations

A poster session and reception will be held Wednesday, 25 April, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

  • Presenters at the poster sessions shall bring their own printed posters. It is not possible to print a poster on site.
  • Posters will be displayed for the duration of the conference.
  • The size of the poster panel is: 100 w x 200 h (cm)
  • The poster size recommended is an A0 (33.1 W x 46.8H inches or 84.1W x 118.9H cm)
  • Posters will need to be hung by the presenters themselves. Materials will be available to fix the posters to the boards.
  • Presenters shall be available at the poster session near their poster for the duration of the session in order to answer to the conference participants questions
  • Posters should be removed upon conclusion of the conference on Friday, 27 April. Posters left behind will be discarded.  

To View All Submitted E-Posters
View E-Posters

To Submit an E-Poster
Poster presenters are encouraged to upload an electronic file of their poster(s). The Lunar and Planetary Institute interactive e-poster system provides additional exposure by giving fellow attendees, as well as those who were unable to attend the meeting, the ability to view posters online. Presenters are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to increase the visibility of their research.

The deadline for uploading e-posters is Friday, May 11, 2018. Poster presenters will only be allowed to submit a file ONCE, so make certain that all typos have been corrected before uploading the file.

Uploading an e-poster is as easy as uploading an abstract:

1.  Login to the abstract submission page of the Meeting Portal (https://www.hou.usra.edu/meeting_portal/abstract_submission/)

2.  Next to the listing of your Second International Mars Sample Return Conference abstract that was assigned to a poster session, you’ll see an 'E-POSTER'  link in the ACTION column

3.  Click on this link to go to the e-poster upload page
a.  All e-posters must be submitted in PDF format
b.  The maximum file size allowed is 6.0 MB

4.  After using the browse button to locate the file containing your e-poster on your computer, and selecting an appropriate copyright statement, click the “Submit” button ONCE and WAIT for the confirmation screen

5.  You will receive a confirmation e-mail with a direct link to your e-poster, or you can view any e-posters that have been submitted by looking at the programme

You can also use the abstract search database to find a particular abstract; those with e-posters will have an additional link in the search result for viewing the associated e-poster.