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You're invited to join us in Nova Scotia, Canada’s Ocean Playground, this October 22-27, 2017 for the 22nd Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals!

Given the challenges these amazing animals face in our oceans, our conference theme: "2017: A Marine Mammal Odyssey, Eh!" is about reflecting on the journey that marine mammals and the people who study them have taken together over the years, and the voyage that still lies ahead.

We are anticipating over 1500 scientists, managers, policy makers and student delegates will come to this meeting from 65 countries to discuss cutting edge marine mammal science and conservation strategies from around the world.

Click here to check out important dates to make sure you stay on track for SMM2017!





Oral Presentations

Oral presentations are each allotted 15 minutes: 12 minutes for your presentation, two minutes for questions and one minute for transition.

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Speed Talk

A speed talk is a four-minute presentation during which you may present key-ideas, results and their meaning/implication. As a guide, three slides should be sufficient to allow you to get your point across.

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Poster Presentations

Posters are an extended abstract with easily readable text and graphics. Posters typically include a title, authors, background, methods, 1-3 results, conclusions and acknowledgements.

Instructions on specifications will be available soon. 

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Video Presentations

Video presentations are four minutes and created using various media such as high-resolution video, animation and narration. Authors should use these media in a creative manner to clearly express the purpose of the study, results and their implication and to be understood not only by scientific peers but also by a wider audience.  Questions will be asked during a 15-minute period at the end of the session.

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Sponsorship is designed to allow our partners to access the full bredth of marine mammal experts worldwide. Our sponsors will also be associated with a professional organization committed to advancing the scientific understanding and conservation of marine mammals. 



Exhibitation space is available for organization or companies that wish to interact directly with the participants at a trade booth. The exhibition space will be integrated with the conference to ensure good flow of the participation through the booths.  



We offer full, half and quarter page advertising opportunities within the conference programme.  





Our Conference Co-Chairs, Tonya and Hilary,
are now on Facebook and Twitter!
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journey through the joys of
conference planning, as well as for
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