International Society for History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology

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Information for presenters


Sunday July 5th to Friday July 10th 2015


Sunday 13h to 17h and Monday 8h to 9h, in the hallway of the J.-A.-DeSève (DS) building (320 rue Sainte-Catherine Est). Registration is mandatory for all participants. You will receive your welcome package, name tag and program. Those who have yet to settle their bill for conference participation will be able to do so here. The registration desk will remain open all week for latecomers and to buy the book of abstracts, T-shirts, mugs, and tickets to the Buffet dinner.

Nametags and security

You will receive your nametag at registration, which you must wear at all times during the conference. It will give you access to all required buildings, the sessions, the social events, as well as any food or drinks served during breaks and cocktails.

Your talk

All rooms are equipped with a computer, a video projector and a sound system. All computers have Windows installed, will be powered on and connected to a video projector and sound system. You will need to bring your presentation on a USB key in either PowerPoint or pdf format. If you wish to use your own laptop, make sure you can connect to VGA, or bring your own adapter. Make sure to arrive well before your session starts. This will allow you to transfer your presentation file to the computer, make sure everything works properly, and meet with the session chair for instructions.

Session chairs

If you are the session chair, please make sure you arrive early to the session, as you are responsible for the coordination of the speakers. As chair, you will monitor the timing of the talks; each presenter has 30 minutes, which should include 20 minutes of presentation and 10 minutes for discussion. You will have coloured signs to indicate the time remaining to the presenters.

Individual papers

Individual paper sessions will need to designate a chair; we suggest that the last presenter be acting chair, to be replaced by the first during their talk. As with organized sessions, the chair is responsible for the timing of the talks and discussion.

Poster session

Recommended dimensions for posters are vertical « A0 » (width x height  = 841 × 1189 mm = 33,1 x 46,8 in) or vertical « E » (width x height = 864 x 1118 mm = 34 x 44 in). The display panels can accommodate larger posters if you wish, though not more than 1210 mm in width (48 in) and 2130 mm in height (84 in). Installation of the posters is on Sunday during registration in the lobby of Marie-Gérin-Lajoie Auditorium. Please make sure to arrive on time to install your poster. The poster session will be on Monday, from 19h-20h30. The posters will also remain on exhibit during the welcoming cocktail on Sunday, the plenary talk on Wednesday, and during the General meeting of the society on Thursday. Poster removal will be on Thursday at 19h, after the General meeting.