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System Dynamics Society
Milne 300, Rockefeller College
135 Western Avenue
University at Albany
Albany, NY 12222 USA

Phone: +1 (518) 442-3865 FAX: +1 (518) 442-3398

conference@systemdynamics.org

Poster Symposium Sessions

All posters will be presented on Tuesday, August 7, at the Poster Symposium and Light Buffet. Attendees will have ample time to mingle and converse with the authors, together with a standing light buffet dinner. Guests who purchase a Social Program ticket are welcome to attend.

Location: The Blue Poster Hallway between Gimli and Háskólatorg

Time: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM on Tuesday, August 7



Set-up: Posters will be suspended from wire hangers and clips; there will be no poster boards. You may hang your poster on the wire and clips at any time on Tuesday after 2:00 PM and before 6:30 PM. Since there is no poster board, posters must be in one piece. Conference volunteers will be available to help.

Display: Please remember when preparing your poster that the presentation should be attractive visually and should present the main results of your work. Use graphics, minimize text, and highlight your most meaningful outcomes. Since your written paper may available online, it is not necessary to include all details. All posters will be displayed in the Blue Poster Hallway between the university buildings Gimli and Háskólatorg. The display area allowance for poster presentation is size A0: 84.1cm x 118.9cm (33.1 x 46.8 in). Tips on Poster Presentation.

Posters will be organized by theme. Please plan to be present for the duration of the event; there will be no conflict with other sessions. You should be prepared to answer questions about your work. You will also have an opportunity to converse with other authors, see others’ work, and have a bite to eat. The Poster Symposium will last for over two hours, so feel free to spend some of your time away from your own poster.

Posters may remain up and available for over four hours, from set-up to break-down.

Break-down: The schedule for removal of poster will be available soon

Printing: There is a poster printer called Háskólaprent near the university at the corner of Fálkagata and Suðurgata (Walked in at Suðurgata-side): at Fálkagata 2, Reykjavík, Iceland.
Tel: +354 588 1162 | verk@haskolaprent.is | Mon – Fri: 9-17

Parallel Presentation Information

Each parallel meeting room will be equipped for audio-visual needs, including a computer projector. A Windows computer (PC) with PowerPoint will also be provided. If you have anything else to present, please bring your own laptop. Provide your presentation material on a USB key so that it can be copied onto the presentation computer. Please give your presentation material to the room staff in advance of your presentation so that they can test it, avoiding any delays.

Please prepare a presentation of your work. Tentatively, the parallel session at which you will speak will include three presentations. Please keep in mind that introductions and transition times between speakers always take a few minutes. Also, some time is set aside for discussion. Therefore, your actual presentation needs to be kept to no more than 15 minutes. If this format changes, presenters will be notified.

If you plan to use visuals for your presentation, then please limit the amount of information on each slide and use a boldface font of at least 24-point size. Diagrams should be easy-to-read, un-crowded, and focus sharply on the main point. For parallel presentations, please note information about the 16:9 format screen and how to format your PowerPoint presentation to take advantage of the whole screen.

Please find here a link to a brief document with suggestions for chairing a session. This information will be shared with the session chairs as a reminder of the basic rules for chairing a session. This useful information is also being provided to you so that you can know what to expect from your session chair during your presentation.

Plenary Presentation Information

The main meeting room will be equipped for audio-visual needs, including a computer projector. A Windows computer (PC) with PowerPoint will be provided. If you have anything else to present, please bring your own laptop. Provide your presentation material on a USB key so that it can be copied onto the presentation computer. Please give your presentation material to the room staff in advance of your presentation so that they can test it, avoiding any delays.

Please prepare a presentation of your work. The plenary session at which you will speak will include two or three presentations. Please keep in mind that introductions and transition times between speakers always take a few minutes. Also, some time is set aside for discussion. Therefore, your actual presentation needs to be kept to no more than 20 minutes.

If you plan to use visuals for your presentation, then please limit the amount of information on each slide and use a boldface font of at least 24-point size. Diagrams should be easy-to-read, un-crowded, and focus sharply on the main point. For all plenary presentations, please note information about the 16:9 format screen and how to format your PowerPoint presentation to take advantage of the whole screen.

Please find here a link to a brief document with suggestions for chairing a session. This information will be shared with the session chairs as a reminder of the basic rules for chairing a session. This useful information is also being provided to you so that you can know what to expect from your session chair during your presentation. (Please note that the timing given in the document refers to parallel presentations.)

Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks for quality work that can be presented quickly. This can include updates to work that has been previously presented, simple model insight lessons, new and untested ideas, proposed activities for which the presenters want to invite contributions and opportunities for collaborative work. This format is designed to provide the System Dynamics community with an opportunity to learn about the research conducted by faculty scholars, researchers, and other colleagues around the world, while at the same time, encourage cross-disciplinary collaborations. The Lightning Talks can be used for many purposes; to test ideas, seek partners and resources, offer up skills and capability, to discuss curricular design questions, and to explore possibilities for projects and funding, among others.

Work in Progress Discussion Sessions

WiP Sessions for work in progress that is of general interest. Less time devoted to presentation and more time devoted to discussion relative to a parallel session. WiP Discussion Sessions, even more than other presentation sessions, will have a clear unifying theme, whether it be application area, methodological approach, geography, or something else the presentations have in common. The moderator will to prepare remarks that help foster discussion both with members of the audience and with different presenters. The real goal of these sessions is to get groups of people working on related issues talking amongst themselves.

Feedback Sessions

Feedback Sessions for work that needs support and guidance to bring it to the standards of the conference. All presentations will be done by a moderator with suggestions and ideas of things that might be done. Authors would be encouraged to attend. They will not present, but should have the opportunity to share in the discussion during the moderator’s presentation. There would be up to five papers in a one-hour session based on scheduling requirements.