This year, since GIRS 2022 is entirely virtual, all entries must be submitted virtually. The rules for each section are below and include details of how your submissions must be formatted and submitted along with contacts if you need further information. Prizes are available and we look forward to seeing the research you are conducting!
When you are ready, please submit all of your entries using the link above.
The 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition for GIRS 2022 will be held virtually, in real time. For submission, participants must provide a title, abstract (limited to250 words), and a slide for their thesis presentation. The 3-Minute Thesis has a hard 3 minute limit and all participants will be stopped if their thesis presentation proceeds past the 3 minute mark.
The poster session for GIRS 2022 will be held virtually and asynchronously. You will submit your poster title, an abstract (limited to 150 words), a PDF version of your poster, and a recording of your poster presentation. You will be judged on the content of both your poster and your recording. Both files must adhere to the following formatting guidelines.
Poster PDF: Your poster must be submitted in PDF format and must have dimensions of 36″ x 48″. Fonts have a minimum size of 18 points (although we advise all text having a minimum size of 24 points). While a specific format is not required for the layout of your poster, we do advise using design principles employed in the #BetterPoster format.
Poster Presentation: Along with your poster, you will be required to submit a MP4 video recording of you delivering your poster presentation. Recordings must be 5 minutes or less in length. Recordings which exceed 5 minutes will not be evaluated by judges and will therefore be ineligible for any potential prizes. Recordings made with PowerPoint (which we expect to be the majority of presentations) must contain a single slide only. Zooming in on certain portions of the poster is acceptable, but any change in content on the slide is not permitted (including deleting or adding text/visual aids). Video insets are permitted, but not required.
Submissions will be judged both on the presentation quality and scientific merit. First place and honorable mentions will be awarded in each category based on the two highest averages across three judges. Prizes for first place and honorable mentions will be $100 and $25, respectively.
Oral session presentations for GIRS 2022 will be held virtually in real-time. Selected participants will have 10 minutes to present, and 5 minutes for a public Q&A. Participants are required to provide a title, a presentation abstract (limited to 150 words), and a preliminary slide deck for their presentation. These slides do not have to be final, but should be indicative of the work being presented. Each session is limited to 4 participants who will be chosen based on a review of the preliminary slides for scientific merit. Final participants will be listed on the event page for each session and will be contacted by Feb 28, 2022 to provide final slides for GIRS 2022. Finalists will present virtually on Thursday, March 3rd for GIRS 2022.
Participants will be judged on scientific merit, presentation delivery, and Q&A responses. First place and honorable mentions will be awarded for each session based on the two highest averages across all judges. Prizes for first place and honorable mentions will be $150 and $50, respectively.
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