Dear TTH Community,
We are looking forward to seeing you at our 5th annual conference at Washington DC on March 30th, 2012. One of the finest aspects of this event is the opportunity to make your case about a science policy topic you are passionate about, to a community of peers and professional scientists, policy makers, and journalists. You will be presenting your poster at the TTH and STS Global Conference on Saturday, March 31st. The STS Global conference is an undertaking of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a nonprofit organization promoting cooperation between scientists and publisher of the journal Science.
Anyone in the TTH community who has done extensive research in a topic relating to science policy is encouraged to submit a poster. In particular, writers for the Science in Society Review or The Triple Helix Online will find this session an especially rewarding opportunity to have a dialogue about their articles. Those of us in the EMT who have presented posters in past years agree that this event is a great opportunity to get feedback and bounce off ideas.
To aid in your preparation, International has set up some milestones (see below). Presenters, please be sure to submit an abstract summarizing what you will include under each section of the poster by February 3rd(though you are encouraged to submit earlier). We are primarily checking to make sure that your poster relates to science policy, rather than basic research or topics otherwise unrelated to the theme of our organizations. Furthermore, we would like to make sure you have a clear idea of what you will include in the poster.
Executive Editor-in-Chief, The Triple Helix, Inc.
January: Create a detailed abstract. (recommended) Submit Abstracts to chapter Editors-in-Chief for feedback.
February 3rd, 12:00 PM EST: Deadline to email detailed abstracts. Submit in .doc/.docx format to the Executive Editor in Chief (firstname.lastname@example.org), entitle email with ‘[Your Name]_[Chapter Name]_[Poster Title]’
February 15th: Final abstract approvals and poster feedback from International will be returned by this date.
February 15th-March 3rd: Design posters. Get feedback from chapter members. Print.
March: (recommended) Organize chapter meeting to practice presenting posters.