CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: July 1, 2020
AUTHOR NOTIFICATION DEADLINE: July 2, 2020
AUTHOR REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 6, 2020
Thank you for your interest in submitting an abstract for the upcoming Forest Products Society International Conference (FPS IC) now being held virtually, July 27-31, 2020.
The FPS IC is dedicated to encourage and facilitate the development and application of technical knowledge that will enable humanity to derive maximum benefit from renewable wood-based materials and forest products.
New to the FPS IC this year are the pre-organized technical sessions. The goal of these sessions is to bring together critical masses of attendees at the FPS IC with expertise and interest in specific topics.
If your abstract fits within one of the pre-organized sessions, choose that session when submitting your abstract. If your abstract does not fit within a pre-organized sessions, choose the “General (all other topics)” session.
Please submit any questions regarding abstract submission to Jennifer Whitlow: email.
VIRTUAL PLATFORM INFORMATION
Since our conference will be held virtually all presentations will be pre-recorded and uploaded to the custom FPS virtual platform system by the presenter. This allows presenters to record presentations at your convenience from the comfort of your home of office. Instructions and a link for access to this platform will be sent to registered presenters within the coming weeks.
In the virtual platform, all related oral and poster presentations will be grouped together in technical sessions. Presenters will upload pre-recorded presentations or posters for attendees to view. During the virtual conference, there will be a discussion dialogue box associated with each presentation in which conference attendees can add comments or questions, and the presenter can respond. Although the virtual conference platform cannot directly facilitate live interactions between presenters and attendees, if session organizers or presenters desire to have live interactions (e.g. using zoom, Microsoft Teams, or some other software), they are encouraged to use the dialogue box to organize such events during the July 27-31 conference. After the conference, FPS plans to archive the virtual conference for FPS members to view in the future.
Planstone has developed the platform for the FPS Virtual IC. Once access has been given to abstract presenters to enter the Planstone site, biographies, headshots, and presentations can be uploaded.
Poster presentations must be uploaded in a PDF format along with an audio file. Planstone will merge the two files so that when your presentation is viewed, attendees will be watching your poster while hearing you give your speech. For a poster template, please click here.
Oral presentations will be uploaded in a video file format. The best way to accomplish this is to use the record feature in Zoom or a similar platform so that presenters can share their screen (typically of a powerpoint) and discuss their presentation while advancing through the slides. This file can then be uploaded onto Planstone.