The following email was sent to participants on July 10:
Please note that this mail contains important action items (marked in red)
The preliminary scientific program is now posted on the web site.
Information for Presenters
Detailed instructions for presenters are now provided here. Please note the following important aspects:
The Plant Biomechanics Conferences are highly interdisciplinary and cover a wide range of topics. Participants may have a biology, engineering, physics, chemistry or math background and may not have much prior knowledge about your topic. Plan your presentation accordingly and explain terms and concepts that may not be known or understood by everyone.
We encourage all participants to use social media to talk about the conference, but dissemination of the science reported (whether in form of pictures or contents) is only allowed if the respective author agrees. It is understood that many authors may not wish their unpublished data to be tweeted or otherwise communicated.
Poster presenters will be provided with symbols on site, to be posted next to their posters indicating whether they allow photographs to be taken or tweeted.
Oral presenters (regular & flashtalk) are asked to indicate their social media preference here (https://doodle.com/poll/hhcmbki9ip8rp6b8),for the information to be included in the program pdf.
Please submit the powerpoint file for your poster flashtalk by July 28, 2018. Further information can be found here.
Flying has an extremely high carbon footprint and we hope that you are considering to buy carbon offsets for your trip to Montreal.
In an effort to minimize waste and carbon footprint of the conference proper, we plan to take a few measures such as eliminating unnecessary swag, providing reusable cups, using compostable plates for catering, using public transport for the excursion etc. You find further information here and we would certainly appreciate your comments!
If you haven’t done so yet, you may wish to make arrangements for accommodation soon since summer season is busy in Montreal. You find information here
Unless you have a Canadian or US passport, you likely need either a visa or electronic Travel Authorization(eTA) to enter Canada. Don’t forget to apply in timely manner. Information can be found here
Don’t forget to prepare a typical song from your country (seasoned PlantBioMech attendees know that national teams are expected to sing a cappella at the conference reception!) and to polish your dancing shoes (that’s new)!
More information about social events will be provided on the web site.