Friday, April 19, 2019

2019 NZ Bird Conference - Call for Abstracts - due 19 April

Offers of talks are invited for the 2019 NZ Bird Conference, which will be held at the Brentwood Hotel Kilbirnie Wellington, from 1-3 June 2019. 

Online Registration and conference details can be accessed here.

Society members and others are invited and encouraged to submit Abstracts for oral presentations and may cover any aspect of ornithology.  A poster session will be included that enables presenters to make 3-minute talks (‘speed’ talks).  Posters will be displayed on the theatre walls for the duration of the conference, and can cover any aspect of ornithology. 

Oral presentations will be spread across the first two days of the conference. Please note preference will be given to speakers that talk about projects that have had significant involvement from Birds NZ (OSNZ) members. Poster presentations will be on show for the duration of the conference, and can cover any aspects of ornithology. Full Please contact the organisers (Geoff de Lisle with any questions. 

Standard talks will be 12 minutes long with 3 minutes for questions. We will be using PowerPoint on a PC. If you are a Mac user, please ensure your presentation is fully functional on a PC before bringing it to the conference. Bring talks on a USB stick, preferably at the start of the conference.

Abstract instructions

Abstracts of accepted papers will be printed in the conference abstract book and also in Notornis subsequently. Only abstracts of registered delegates will be included in the proceedings.

Please submit abstracts by  19 April 2019 as an email attachment to:

Please put abstract-FIRST AUTHOR LAST NAME in the subject line of your email.

The organising committee reserves the right to determine the suitability of abstracts for presentations.

Abstract template: 

Please use Calibri bold 16 point for the title, Cambria 12 point for the rest of the abstract, single line spacing, single space between sentences and fully justified.

Title                                               No scientific names, no period at end, 20 words maximum.
Authors                                         First author in bold – Use superscript numbers to indicate each author’s address.
Addresses                                     Physical address followed by email address for all authors
Body of abstract                            250 words maximum for body of text

Please indicate if the first author is a student.

An abstract example is available here.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 19 April 2019!

Please sumit completed abstracts to:

We look forward to hearing from you!

Ian Armitage Geoff de Lisle

Saturday, 1 June, 2019 - 09:00 to Monday, 3 June, 2019 - 17:00