Information for Presenters

Thank you for sharing your expertise with colleagues in the land management community! 

Tips for Presenters of Talks:

  • Talks are 15 min to include 5 min of questions. Please pay attention to the time keeper’s signals.
  • Your session chair will contact you before the symposium. Please prepare a brief bio to send to them so they can introduce you.
  • Turn in your PowerPoint file as early as possible at the Speakers’ Table near registration, ideally early Wednesday morning during registration.
  • Bring a copy of your presentation saved as a PDF as well to make sure we don’t have any challenges with different software versions.
  • Name your file “SessionNumber LastName.” See the program posted on the website for your session number.
  • We post PDF files of talks on our website unless you ask us not to when you turn yours in.

Tips for Presenters of Posters:

  • Our foam core is 30×40 inches and can be turned either horizontal or vertical. Each foam core will have 4 binder clips to attach your poster to the foam core.
  • Please set up your poster Tuesday evening (until 8:30 pm) or Wednesday morning.
  • Our poster session is Wednesday afternoon 3:40-5 pm. Please plan to be by your poster during this time.
  • Consider printing mini-posters or handouts to provide to interested attendees.
  • We post PDF files of posters on our website. Bring a copy at the Speakers’ Table near registration, ideally early Wednesday morning during registration. Or email it to


Cal-IPC Symposium 2018 Poster session

Attendees connect during the poster discussion session. Photo: Claire F. Meyler

We expect 250+ land managers and researchers to gather in Riverside this October to share the latest on invasive plant biology and management. Contributed papers receive 15 minutes for a talk plus 5 minutes for questions. Our designated poster session allows poster presenters to interact with attendees. Our Student Paper and Poster Contest invites undergrads, grad students and recent graduates to enter with a chance to win a $250 honorarium for the top paper and top poster (apply on the Abstract Form). Student registration is subsidized and limited travel stipends will be available from the Cal-IPC Student Section.



Presentations at the Cal-IPC Symposium are selected to provide a useful and diverse educational forum. Each presentation should:

  • Connect how the speaker’s management experience or research results may be used by attendees
  • Clearly define goals and rationale
  • Describe specifics about treatment (for instance, application rate of an herbicide)


Note that:

  • Talks and posters may not promote commercial products or services (promotional materials can be distributed by a sponsor at their exhibit).
  • We receive more abstracts than can be accommodated in the oral paper sessions, so some submissions may be asked to move to the poster session or to speed talks.
  • The Society for Conservation Biology has useful tips for preparing conference abstracts and presentations (scroll down the page).
  • Presentations from previous Symposia are available in the Symposium archive.


Thank you for helping to strengthen the California stewardship community!

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