GUIDELINES


Section Guidelines

The 7th World Palm Symposium presentations will be organized in six themed sections as below:

1. Biogeography, macroecology and macroevolution

2. Ecology

3. Plant-animal interactions

4. Uses and conservation

5. Morphology, anatomy, and biochemistry

6. Systematic, phylogenetic and evolution

Each section will have three rooms: a presentation room, a poster room, and a discussion room. In the presentation room, up to ten pre-recorded fifteen minutes talks will be posted. In the poster room, an unlimited number of posters will be available in pdf format. The content of each room will remain accessible through the platform until a month after the event.  In both rooms, a chat with each presenter will be available where questions and answers could be posted and visualised by any participant of the event. Discussion room will be open only during the scheduled time (see timetable) with live activities. In the discussion room, section chairs will make a short live summary presentation to open, coordinate discussion and present concluding remarks.

Presentations

Presentations will be organized in thematic sections. Each section will have three rooms: a presentation room (pre-recorded), a e-poster room and a discussion room (live). In the presentation room, pre-recorded fifteen minutes talks will be posted. Posters will be uploaded in the poster room at the beginning of the event. Discussion room will be open only during the scheduled time (see timetable) with live activities. In the discussion room, section chairs will make a short live summary presentation to open, coordinate discussion and present concluding remarks. All participants may ask questions about any of the work presented in the chat. Those will be selected by the section organizers, asked, and answered by the presenter. The participation of the presenters in the discussion room is mandatory. The content of each room will remain accessible through the platform until a month after the event. In both rooms, a chat with each presenter will be available where questions and answers could be posted and visualised by any participant of the event.

 

ORAL PRESENTATION

1. Submission: Oral Presentation for all abstracts approved for this format should be submitted as a YouTube video link to the link (ACCESS HERE) until May 21th, 2021 (23:59 hours GMT-3). Submissions sent after the deadline will be disregarded.

2. Video length: Submitted videos must be between 12 (twelve) and 15 (fifteen) minutes long. Please be sure to follow this requirement, as videos that are shorter or longer than that may not be approved.

3. Video guidelines: the author must send a link to his presentation hosted on YouTube as an Unlisted, considering a maximum presentation time, recorded horizontally, in a lighted environment - for image quality - and silent - for audio quality. The appearance in the video is optional, only the recording of the voice and the slides are mandatory. Detailed instruction on video recording and submission are available here.

3. Presentation guidelines: The videos produced must be organized in slides Presentation templates for each section are available here and we recommend is adoption for consistency. All presentations must be prepared and recorded in English. We also recommend that presentations are organized to and address the following topics:

  1. Introduction (including relevant and work context);
  2. Aims;
  3. Methods;
  4. Results and Discussion;
  5. Conclusions;
  6. References (preferentially provided along the presentation).

4. Authorization: Oral presentation videos can only be published if accompanied by Authorized Use of Image and Sound Term. Please be sure that the term is properly completed and submitted together with the video link.  

 

POSTER/PANEL PRESENTATION

1. Abstracts accepted as a poster/panel will be presented as e-poster (PDF format). All abstracts will be exposed in the poster room during the entire event, and an interaction chat will also be available for each author, were will be able to interact with the other participants in this chat, in addition to developing contacts and their networking.

2. Presentation submission deadline: The e-poster (PDF format) should be sent to the link (ACCESS HERE) before May 21, 2021 (23:59 hours GMT-3). Submissions sent after the deadline will be disregarded;

3. Guidelines for e-poster (PDF format):

- Authors must send the file in PDF format on a single page;

- It must contain the same title as the accepted abstract, information from the authors, presentation of the abstract in a clear, direct and visual way;

- Page orientation: Portrait;

- Page size setting: 80cm X 110cm;

- The file size cannot exceed the 2MB limit;

- Font type and font size: Font and size chosen by the author. However, we suggest caution for this item, as the impossibility of reading and / or viewing the content of the e-poster is the responsibility of the author;

- The poster layout must use the official template of the event (available here).