Waterlines: Confluence and Hope through Environmental Communication. The 15th biennial Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE). June 17-21, 2019, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Presenter Instructions

Think about the audience

Presenters at COCE 2013Presenters should be aware that this is an international conference of scholars, practitioners and artists. Not everyone has English as their first language. Most of the audience will not be familiar with the specific theories or methods you use. Therefore, presentations should be made using accessible language and be free of technical jargon as much as possible.

Presentation Guidelines

Chairs and presenters are asked to be in the room 10 minutes before the scheduled start time so they can get organized with presentation files, laptop connections, etc.

Oral presentations should typically be no more than 15 minutes when there are 4 presenters in a session. If there are 3 presenters, then 20 minutes each. If there are 5 presenters, then 12 minutes each. This will leave roughly 30 minutes for questions at the end.

Presentation Equipment

All meeting rooms will have computers, data projectors, screens and speakers. You can bring your presentation on a USB stick and use those. You can also bring your own laptop. If you are using a Macintosh laptop, be sure to bring your video adapter.

Virtual Presentations

For presenters who can't make it to Vancouver or who prefer not to fly, we have a virtual presentation option. These presentations will be made using Google Meet or Skype, live at the established time of the session Check your time zones with TimeandDate.com's time zone converter.

All virtual presenters and Chairs of those sessions should have the latest version of Google Chrome (preferred for Google Meet) or Mozilla Firefox installed. They should also have the latest version of Skype installed if using that.

We urge all virtual presenters to familiarize themselves with how to give a presentation over the Internet, to have a high bandwidth Internet connection at the time of the presentation, and to give their presentation while appropriately situated in a quiet, well-lit room. Please don't try to present from a public space.
Please be ready 10 minutes before the session starts.

We will do our best to make sure it works. However, IECA and the conference organizers cannot be held responsible if something goes wrong with a virtual presentation. Virtual presentations are made at the presenter's risk.

Poster Preparation Guidelines

Posters should be 36 inches WIDE by 48 inches TALL (91 by 122 cm). Check out this guide for preparing a research poster for some advice.

Please note that we are NOT printing your posters; you must bring a full-size poster to the conference. If you are not attending in person and don't have someone to take the poster for you, please contact us to arrange for shipment of your poster to UBC.