The Raptor Research Foundation invites abstracts for oral and poster presentations at our annual in-person scientific conference. The conference will be held on 17–22 October 2023 in Albuquerque, NM, USA. Presentations on any aspect of raptor biology, ecology, conservation, and management are welcome. Due to time constraints, we can no longer accept additional symposia for this conference. For paper sessions, three presentation formats will be available for presenters to choose from: 15-minute oral presentations, 5-minute lightning talks, and poster presentations.
Please use the following guidelines to prepare your abstract submission. Any abstract not following these guidelines may be returned to the presenting author for editing. Failure to meet the submission deadline will result in rejection of the abstract, so make sure to submit your abstract earlier rather than later!
We anticipate receiving many abstracts this year and may have to reject abstracts and/or have to switch a presenter’s preferred format to an alternative one. We thus suggest that attendees plan to be the presenting author for only one contributed 15-minute oral presentation. We do not anticipate limiting the number of poster or lightning talk abstracts that a single presenting author can submit. If your presentation is accepted, you will subsequently be required to verify that you or a co-author will be able to register for the conference and present in-person.
If you are submitting an abstract as part of one of the four approved symposia (i.e. Fire Ecology and Raptor Conservation, Burrowing Owls, Advances in Raptor Health, or Contemporary Issues in the Conservation and Management of North American Raptors), or as part of the Andersen, Koplin, or Wings to Fly Awards, please make sure to tick the specific box on the Oxford Abstracts website. Abstracts to be presented for the Wings to Fly Award must be submitted by 31 March 2023, at 23:59 (11:59 pm) (USA, Eastern Time, UTC-4). Abstracts to be presented within one of the four above mentioned symposia must be submitted by 1 May 2023, at 23:59 (11:59 pm) (USA, Eastern Time, UTC-4). Any other abstract (general submission and Koplin & Andersen Awards) must be submitted by 15 June 2023, at 23:59 (11:59 pm) (USA, Eastern Time, UTC-4).
Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified via email by 20 July 2023. Prior to the conference, all authors will be provided with a follow-up email with links specifying the room, date, and time of their presentations.
Failure to meet the format requirements or submission deadlines may result in the rejection of your abstract(s). Click here to watch a demo on how to submit your abstract using Oxford Abstracts. When you are ready, submit your abstract here:
We ask that you bring your presentation(s) on a flash (USB) drive so that it can be uploaded at the conference prior to your session. More details will follow closer to the time of the conference.
For guidance follow “Ten simple rules for a good poster presentation.”
Lightning Talks (aka Speed Talks) are short presentations that focus on just a couple of key points and are usually used to share knowledge and provide an overview of a topic. It is not a thorough examination of your research. They are perfect to present research with little to no data, to propose a new project, or just to tell a nice story about your past, current or future research! Each speaker will get five minutes (four minutes to talk and one minute for transition) and must use a limited number of PowerPoint slides – use more pictures and little text! The main goal is to spark new conversations and collaborations across disciplines with fast-paced presentation. There will be no time for questions after each presentation, however we might be able to accommodate 5–10 min at the end of the session for potential questions. You can find more details about lightning talks here.
Questions regarding the Scientific Program or related to symposia and general abstracts should be directed to RRFScientificChair@raptorresearchfoundation.org.
Questions regarding the use of the Oxford software should be directed to RRFoxfordabstracts@raptorresearchfoundation.org.
General questions regarding the conference should be directed to email@example.com.
Questions regarding the Andersen Award should be directed to Lisa Takats Priestley (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Questions regarding the Koplin award must be directed to James Harper (email: email@example.com). Questions regarding the Wings to Fly award must be directed to Andre Botha (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Any other questions related to awards, please contact Sofi Hindmarch (email: email@example.com).