| The centrepiece of the Student Program is the special student poster session on Sunday May 3rd, 2009. The session will take place in the "British Room" of the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, alongside the welcoming reception. Students are expected to be present at their posters from 14:00-18:00. There will be restricted viewing for poster prize judges from 14:00-16:00. Posters will be available for public viewing from 16:00 onwards.
There are two facets to this special session. First, an opportunity for students to share their work with active professional researchers in the field; an occasion not just for intellectual enrichment, but also for making advantageous contacts with potential future employers. Second, the Student Poster Prize awards. A team of judges will tour the posters repeatedly from 14:00-17:00 before making their decisions. Posters' merits will be ranked according to a variety of criteria including originality and technical excellence as well as graphical and aesthetic presentation.
To participate, students must follow these links in order to:
- Register for PAC09;
- Submit an abstract;
- Apply for the special student poster session and also apply for travel grants and registration fee subsidies.
The deadline for applications is December 10th, 2008. Recipients of grants and subsidies will be notified by February 2nd, 2009.