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|IPS 2020 Call for Abstracts|
The International Planetarium Society (IPS) is pleased to invite authors to submit abstracts for panels, workshops, scientific lectures, and poster presentations, to be delivered at the IPS 2020 Conference hosted by the TELUS World of Science - Edmonton.
Big Sky: Think Big, Dream Big is the theme for the IPS 2020 conference and is inspired by Alberta’s wide-open spaces. We will look beyond the pre-rendered full dome shows to explore the possibilities of science visualization, artistic theatre, presenting live science, and how this content is blended with new planetarium technologies. IPS 2020 will look to expand the horizons for the 21st century planetarium. If successful, your submission will be one of over 50 concurrent sessions. Check out the up-to-date IPS 2020 Schedule
Please read the following guidelines carefully before preparing your abstract, and ensure all contact information is accurate while completing the registration process. Concurrent sessions will be 60 minutes long.
Because our goal is to have all sessions cohesive with a clear vision and message, we are changing the paper/panel/workshop/lecture submission procedure. Instead of having the conference organizers try to decide which papers belong together in a session, we are asking you to do it:
Please read the following guidelines carefully before preparing your poster submission, and ensure all contact information is accurate while completing the registration process.
Posters will be displayed on pin boards at the Trade Show during the conference.
A poster is a graphical summary and is considered successful if it conveys a clear message to viewers, simplicity is key.
Your poster should:
o Name and contact email
Many posters do not succeed in getting their message across. Frequent mistakes include:
All abstracts and poster submissions must be submitted in English through the online abstract submission form. Once you submit your abstract you should receive a confirmation email. If you are having technical difficulties during the submission process, please contact Kyle Temple - firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Given the requirement for full sessions to be submitted at IPS 2020, the deadline has been extended to November 1st 2019.th at 23:59 MST (UTC-7).
For clarification: a session is a 1h time-slot in the program which discusses themes related to Education, Portable Planetariums, Technology etc. and whose format can be a panel, workshop, scientific lecture or something new! At IPS 2020, full 1h sessions for panels must be submitted with 3-4 speakers. Only one submission form containing the names of all panelists should be submitted. Individual abstracts for panels will only be accepted if none of the categories fits your abstract and you are unable to find other presenters with a similar topic. In this case, please submit your proposal. The program selection committee will endeavour to match you with fellow presenters when suitable.
★ Best practices in live presentations
★ Bold new scientific visualization
★ Brave initiatives in artistic interpretation
★ Big opportunities for the future