SAFS Graduate Student Symposium – 2019 Edition

The *30th Annual Graduate Student Symposium* will be held on *Thursday, November 14th, 2019*, from 9am to 5pm in Anderson Hall 207. The poster presentations and reception will be held in the SAFS lobby, beginning at 5pm. This event is a wonderful opportunity for SAFS graduate students to share their current, past, or proposed research and get feedback from other students, faculty, and scientists.

Submission Types:

Oral presentation: 12 minutes, with 3 minutes for questions.

Poster: Any size. There is no limit to the number of accepted posters.

Leaky Boot Lightning Talk: Similar to the past satirical posters, the Leaky Boot Lightning Talks will be 3 minute satirical/comical presentations competing for the leaky boot prize. Presentations will take place during the reception. You may submit a lightning talk in addition to an oral or poster presentation. Please include a short “Tweetable” description (>140 characters) and check the box for lightning talk on the registration to participate. Powerpoint and sense of humor recommended. This presentation type will be pending submissions.

Submissions for all presentation types will be accepted on a first-come basis beginning October 1, 2019, until spaces are filled or until the deadline on October 25, 2019. Please fill out the *THIS REGISTRATION FORM* and submit it with your abstract (250-word limit) to

Prizes (gift certificates from Amazon) will be awarded for oral and poster presentations in the following divisions:
Best Oral Presentation by an M.S. student
Best Oral Presentation by a Ph.D. student
People’s Choice
Best Poster

We will also be awarding a special prize for the best leaky boot lightning talk.

This annual event is sponsored by the Skau Endowment, established in memory of Oscar Skau by his family and friends.

The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation contact the Disability Services Office ten days in advance at 206-543-6450/V, 206-543-6452/TTY, 206-685-7264/FAX, or

Are you a new grad student and not sure what GSS is or how to be involved?

We welcome submissions by first-year graduate students! You do not need to already have analyzed data to present. You are welcome to present previous work or the proposed work you plan to do while here at SAFS.

We are also always in need of volunteers for both planning, and executing the event, feel free to e-mail us with any questions you may have at

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