The city of Austin prides itself on reducing its ecological footprint wherever possible and the Palmer Events Center is doing its share in the following ways:
• The installation of solar panels on the south facing roof, reducing dependence on electrical power
• Ongoing efforts to achieve LEED® Existing Building Certification
• Waste diversion – the management of recycling and composting
• The reduction in lighting wattage by 33% from original installation
Sustainability is extremely important to the city of Austin and the Palmer Events Center. Any client wishing to use the Palmer Events Center for an event can have the utmost confidence in its commitment to being a “green” facility.
ICO 2019 Organizing Committee
John Abbott, chair
Kendra Abbott, co-chair
Newark, New Jersey
Newark, New Jersey
Newark, New Jersey
About the Logo
The logo for ICO 2019 features the American Rubyspot, Hetaerina americana, a common species throughout the mainland United States. Both males and females of this damselfly species have brilliant metallic iridescent bodies, and males develop crimson patches on the basal fourth (or more) of their wings. You are sure to be greeted by the American Rubyspot along streams and rivers while you’re in Austin, as well as the Smoky Rubyspot (H. titia), which is also found in these parts.
The logo also features the lone star of Texas. You’ll find that among the citizens of the US, Texans are exceptionally (and perhaps inordinately) proud of their state. The lone star is an element of the Texas state flag, which decorates many homes and businesses throughout the state. Once you start looking for it, you’ll never stop seeing it!
Logo designed and created by: Will Kuhn
Featured fonts: Wood Print by Elo Marc (http://www.artshop.elodesigns.com) and White Vinegar by Tom Kolter (http://www.ghostsofbigfoot.com).
Photo credits: H. americana male (left): John Abbott; female (right): Greg W Lasley.
Information for presenters
- To accommodate as many speakers as possible, regular presentation slots will be 12 minutes long (including questions). Recommended: 10-min talk + 2-min question period
- Slots for invited plenary speakers are 20 minutes (including questions). Recommended: 17-min talk + 3-min question period
- Poster presenters will also give a 1-minute talk previewing their poster (see Lightning Talks below)
- Please practice your presentation ahead of time to accommodate these short time slots
- Note: breaks (lunch and coffee) have been extended at this Congress to facilitate networking and discussion
- Presentations should be uploaded to the session computer on the morning of your session. Further instructions will be available at the Registration Table
- Presentations should be either a PowerPoint (.ppt or .pptx) or an Adobe PDF (.pdf) file in wide format (16:9) if possible. If applicable, video files should be embedded or should be included as separate files
- RECOMMENDED SIZE: 48 inches wide by 36 inches tall (122 cm wide x 91 cm tall)
- Poster fasteners (tacks, tape, or velcro) will be provided
- Poster presenters need to submit an abstract online (here)
- LIGHTNING TALKS:
- Poster submitters will also give a 1-minute “Lightning Talk” to encourage attendees to visit their poster. These Lighting Talks will occur in an exciting, rapid-fire session before the poster room opens
- The 1-minute slots are intentionally short; you will not be able to and should not try to describe your poster in full
- Your Lightning Talk should answer the question: “Why is my poster worth a visit?”
- In the interest of time, no visuals will be allowed during Lightning Talks, only you and your voice
- Audience questions will not be allowed during these talks, but hopefully you will inspire questions to be asked later at your poster
- Plan ahead and practice your talk
- Abstracts should be submitted online (here) for all presentations (regular and invited plenary) and posters
- LENGTH: 250 words, maximum
- LANGUAGE: please use American English spelling and grammar
- ITALICS: please italicize species names in the abstract title and text
- SPECIES AUTHOR: please include the species author in abstract text as follows, Ischnura kellicotti Williamson, Anax junius (Drury)
- CONTENT: where appropriate, please construct your abstract like a very short scientific paper, including a mini introduction, methods, results (or expected results) and discussion section. Do not include headings such as “Introduction”
- REVIEW/ACCEPTANCE: Submitting an abstract does not guarantee its acceptance. Abstracts will be reviewed and accepted at the discretion of the Abstract Review Committee
- SUBMISSIONS ARE FINAL: Abstracts will be reviewed as they are submitted to speed up the review process, so you will not be able to edit your abstract after submission.
- SUBMIT EARLY: Abstracts that are submitted earlier will be given priority over those that are submitted later
- DEADLINE: Abstracts for presentations and posters must be submitted by April 30, 2019
Have technical questions about presentations, posters, or abstracts? Ask Will at email@example.com
Some helpful travel information
Information about obtaining a visa to the US can be found here. Visas are not required for travel from several countries to the US; the VISA WIZARD on the right of the linked page is helpful for determining which, if any, visa is required.
Travel within the US
Airport code for Austin, Texas is AUS.
Directions & Parking for ICO 2019 at Palmer Event Center
Where to stay in Austin
Accompanying Persons & Things to Do in Austin
Austin, a culinary delight!
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