Call for Posters and Student Presentations

Student Research Presentation Session

The American Public Gardens Association is accepting abstracts for the Student Research Presentation Session at its 2013 Annual Conference, to be held May 20-24 in Phoenix, AZ.

Session Description

The Student Research Presentation Session is devoted exclusively to research findings presented by undergraduate and/or graduate students, and will consist of six (6) 15-minute oral presentations. The session is intended to encourage discussion and facilitate the exchange of current, research-based information pertaining to public horticulture. It also provides an opportunity for students at universities and public horticulture institutions to gain public speaking experience in a professional environment, and presents a forum in which existing professionals may meet their rising peers.

Topic Areas

Research abstracts addressing diverse topics within the field of public horticulture are welcome. Examples of such topics are as follows:

  • Horticultural exhibition and display
  • Plant collections policy and development
  • Plant-based science
  • Conservation initiatives
  • Development and fundraising
  • Education, interpretation, and public programming
  • Institutional relationships and outreach
  • Marketing and promotion

Requirements

In order for abstracts to be considered, the following requirements must be met:

  • The author must be a current undergraduate or graduate student, a student intern, or a recently graduated student (within the past year) who conducted their work prior to graduation. Students must be from accredited institutions of higher education.
  • The person presenting the abstract must be the author or a co-author of the abstract.
  • Accepted presenters must be registered and paid in full for the APGA Annual Conference by April 12, 2013. Otherwise, APGA will remove the abstract from the program.
  • Oral or display/poster presentations are not required, but are strongly preferred as a prerequisite to receive a student travel award for the APGA 2013 Conference.

Submission Deadline

Abstracts will be accepted for review through March 1, 2013.

Selection Process

All abstract submissions will be considered independently from other 2013 APGA Conference sessions.

The Abstract Review and Selection Committee has full authority to accept or reject an abstract upon evaluation of the title and abstract. Rejection of an abstract by this Committee will be considered final.

Authors will be notified of acceptance into the Student Research Presentation Session by March 16, 2013. Authors not accepted into the Student Research Presentation Session are encouraged to present a poster on their topics. These authors are not required to complete the poster submission form, but must confirm their participation by the deadline of April 5, 2013. 

Submission Details and More Information

To submit an abstract, download and complete the Abstract Submission Form, which is available by clicking here.

For tips and more details on the Student Research Presentation Session click here.

For more information, contact Rebecca Pledger at Pledgerrl@gmail.com or Madeline Dobbs, APGA Director of Development and Marketing, at MDobbs@publicgardens.org.

 

 

Poster Presentation Session

APGA is now accepting abstracts for submission to the Poster Presentation Session at the APGA 2013 Annual Conference, which will be held from May 20-24, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Poster Presentation Session will showcase a variety of programs and projects based at public horticulture institutions as well as present student research within the field of public horticulture. All are invited to submit abstracts for review. Posters addressing diverse topics within the field of public horticulture are welcome. Examples of such topics include horticulture and garden operations, conservation, institutional advancement, leadership and innovation, education, and marketing and visitor experience. During the designated session, presenting authors should be stationed by their posters to facilitate interaction with conference attendees. Posters will remain up for viewing for an extended period during the Conference.

 

To submit an abstract, download and complete the Abstract Submission Form, which is available by clicking here.

For tips and more details on the Poster guidelines click here.

For more information, contact Rebecca Pledger at Pledgerrl@gmail.com or Madeline Dobbs, APGA Director of Development and Marketing, at MDobbs@publicgardens.org.