This page is designed to answer questions frequently asked by IES Research Conference attendees. If you have a question not posted below or would like further clarification on a particular topic, please send an email to IESResearchConf@seiservices.com.
4. How do I register for the conference?
The Fourth Annual IES Research Conference is by invitation only. If you wish to participate in this conference and did not receive an invitation, please contact your IES program officer.
6. Will there be a chance for participants to network during the conference?
Making new contacts, sharing experiences, and networking is important to many participants. During the conference, there will be an opportunity to meet predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows, and grant and contract awardees at a welcome reception scheduled during the first day of the conference and during the three scheduled poster presentation sessions on all days of the conference.
|Sunday, June 7
2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
|Registration Check-in and On-site Registration
Grantee Meetings with IES Program Officers
First Poster Presentation Session
|Monday, June 8
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
|Registration Check-in and On-site Registration
Continental Breakfast, Morning and Afternoon Breaks
Opening Plenary Session
Concurrent Panel and Open Forum Sessions (morning and afternoon)
Second Poster Presentation Session
|Tuesday, June 9
7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Continental Breakfast and Morning Break
Concurrent Panel and Open Forum Sessions
Final Poster Presentation Session
8. What are some important dates to remember?
January 16, 2009 Registration and Poster Abstract Submission Site Opens
February 16, 2009 Poster Abstract Submission Deadline
March 20, 2009 Registration Deadline
April 3, 2009 Poster Abstract Submission Notification Letters
May 13, 2009 Hotel Accommodations Deadline
9. How can I arrange for special assistance?
If you require an auxiliary aid or special service while attending this conference, you will have the opportunity to request this service during the registration process. However, if you need assistance before this time, please contact Synergy Enterprises, Inc., via e-mail at IESResearchConf@seiservices.com, or by phone at (240) 485-1700, ext. 129.
11. How can I submit a poster abstract for presentation at the conference?
Participation in the Fourth Annual IES Research Conference is by invitation only. For this conference, the registration and poster abstract submission process are combined functions and must be completed in tandem when registering for the conference. If you do not have access to the registration website, please contact your IES program officer for more information.
14. Can I submit multiple poster abstracts?
In order to ensure the broadest participation, we ask that you limit your poster submissions to one on which you are the primary author. You may, however, be listed as a coauthor on other submissions. Please note that the registration and poster abstract submission process are combined functions and must be completed in tandem when registering for the conference.
15. If I am a coauthor of a poster abstract, can I submit a poster on behalf of the primary author?
No. The primary author must submit the abstract for consideration. You may be listed as a coauthor, however. During the abstract submission process, you will be asked to list all authors and to identify the primary author and coauthors.
16. Can we specifically select a presenter for the poster abstract?
Yes, during the abstract submission process, you will be given the opportunity to select the author (whether the person is a primary author or a coauthor) who will present the poster onsite. This person should remain the poster presenter for the duration of the conference.
17. Will IES provide audiovisual equipment to poster presenters during the scheduled poster presentation sessions?
No, IES will not provide any audiovisual equipment. However, you may request a table and electricity for your poster board, if needed.
18. Will IES provide Internet access to poster presenters during the scheduled poster presentation sessions?
No, IES will not provide Internet access. The cost is prohibitive. However, all public areas at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel are wireless. Guest rooms are wired for Internet access at a per day cost.
19. When will the posters be presented during the conference?
Three poster sessions have been scheduled for the conference. All posters will be open for viewing beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 7, 2009 until 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, 2009. However, poster presenters will be notified of the specific day and time they are required to be available at their assigned board to discuss their research with conference participants during the following hours:
The assigned day and time will be listed in the notification letter that will be sent in early April 2009.
20. Are there any poster presentation guidelines available to assist in preparing and presenting my poster?
Posters have become an increasingly popular method for presentation of research at conferences, as they promote greater interaction between the researcher and other participants. Poster submission guidelines are available here.