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Oral Presentations

  • Contributed talks will have 15-minute presentation slots (12 minutes max + 3 for questions)
  • Presentations should be formatted for widescreen (16:9) and saved as .ppt or .pptx format
  • Presentations should use the naming convention "Lastname_Firstname.pptx
  • Please bring your presentation on a USB flash drive and load your presentation onto the podium PC prior to the start of your session
  • Personal computers will not be permitted
  • A laser pointer and remote will be provided
  • Presentation upload will be available at the following times:
          • Thursday Oct. 27: 3-5pm
          • Friday Oct. 28: 7-8:30am; during breaks and lunch; 5:30-6pm
          • Saturday Oct. 29: 7:45-9:15am; during breaks and lunch 

Talks Student Feedback and Judging Form.pdf

[The oral presentation schedule will be posted on the meeting website soon!]

Poster Presentations

  • Poster boards, thumbtacks, and magnets will be provided
  • Posters should be a maximum of 44" wide x 44" tall
  • Posters can be hung up in the dining hall on Friday Oct. 28 from 1:30-5:30pm 
  • Each poster will be assigned a poster number. Presenters with an even number are required to stand by their poster during the first hour, odd number posters are required to stand by their poster in the second hour
Poster Student Feedback and Judging Form.pdf

GERS is an affiliate society of the Coastal Estuarine Research Federation (CERF). CERF members receive great benefits, including access to an international job board and tools for early career scientists to become leaders in their fields. Regular GERS dues may also be paid at the same time as CERF dues. Join or renew your CERF membership today!

Other CERF Affiliates:

  • Southeast Estuarine Research Society (SERS)
  • Atlantic Estuarine Research Society (AERS)
  • Pacific Estuarine Research Society (PERS)
  • California Estuarine Research Society (CERS)
  • New England Estuarine Research Society (NEERS)
  • Atlantic Canada Coastal Estuarine Science (ACCESS)

Contact Us

Please email us with any questions at

Gulf Estuarine Research Society 

703 E. Beach Dr., 

Ocean Springs, MS 39564 USA

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