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The Third Scientific Symposium will provide a forum for scientific presentations on
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The deadline for early registration is September 1, 2004, and the cost for standard registration increases by $50 after September 1. There are special rates for students, spouses/guests for the reception, and rates without proceedings/amenities. Please see the registration form for more details.
Your poster must be able to fit in the allotted space of 4’ tall x 4’ wide. You should bring all materials necessary to mount your poster. Posters must be in place by 1:00 pm on Tuesday, November 2, 2004 at the Hawaii Convention Center in Room 306. Poster boards will be numbered prior to the poster session. You will find your number located on your abstract in your NWHI program. Push pins and double-sided tape will be provided. The poster session is scheduled for Tuesday evening, November 2, during the Welcome Reception. Authors are expected to be present at their posters from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm . It is recommended that you provide ample copies of the abstract and poster (8.5 x 11-inch version) during the poster session.
NOTE: You may begin setting up your poster from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 1, 2004 .
Presentations are allotted 25 minutes in length plus 5 minutes of discussion. A laptop loaded with MS and PowerPoint 2002 will be provided. Please bring your presentation on a CD-R or DVD. Presentations shall be turned in at Conference Registration (Room 304) at least 4 hours prior to your presentation time for pre-loading. Manuscripts must be submitted on November 2, 2004 by 8:00 AM . All presenters are required to check in with their Session Chair at least 4 hours prior to their scheduled session. Presentations must be available on one of the following: CD or DVD.
PowerPoint is the preferred presentation format. All presenters are requested to bring their PowerPoint presentations on CD-R or DVD.
All presenters will be required to register for the conference. Day registration is also available. See REGISTRATION for details.
All manuscripts from the Symposium will be published in the Atoll Research Bulletin Scientific Journal, subject to a full peer-review process. Fully Registered participants will receive a copy of the special issue following its publication. The Journal editors will guide the publication process.
Authors submitting manuscripts for the proceedings should provide one hardcopy as well as an electronic version(a text file including references, tables and figure captions preferably in MS Word; figures in a separate file, preferably Excel or pdf; CD-R, DVD) to the Symposium Secretariat upon arrival to the Symposium.
Because of a strict page limit for the proceedings - and to ensure a broad coverage of the topics -, the main text of a manuscript must not exceed 4000 words or approximately 15 pages double-spaced(Introduction through acknowledgements; excluding abstract, references, tables, figures), while two or three printed pages are available for figures and tables. Layout must closely follow the Atoll Research Bulletin Guide for Authors. In addition note that, because graphs are re-lettered by Elsevier to enhance uniformity, it is most appreciated if two sets of figures are provided, one with labeling and one without labeling.
Because it is intended to publish the proceedings soon after the Symposium, it is of utmost importance to speed up the peer-review process. Therefore, contributing authors may be requested to review one or two of the other papers presented at the Symposium.
At the time of the Symposium a Program & Abstract book will be produced for all participants. The submitted abstract for all accepted papers will be included in this document. All presenters will be given the opportunity to send an updated and expanded abstract to replace the original 300 word text-only abstract submitted. The updated abstract will be required in MS Word in PC format.
It is essential that copyright permission is obtained for any material used in your abstract and/or presentation (including data, tables and figures). You must also acknowledge the source of the information in an appropriate manner.
Abstract submission is now closed.
The Symposium will convene from November 2-4, 2004 at the Hawai‘i Convention Center located at 1801 Kalakaua Avenue. The convention center is located at the entrance of Waikiki in close proximity to a wide range of hotels and visitor attractions. (click here for a map) For more information about the Hawai‘i Convention Center visit
Special rates for accommodations have been obtained for symposium participants at the Ala Moana Hotel with a symposium rate starting at $95.00 plus tax. For reservations call 1-800-367-6025 and ask for NWHI. Reservations must be made by October 1. Reservations made after this date are not guaranteed availability at the special rate. A one-night deposit is required. Cancellations are fully refundable if made 72 hours prior to
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