The NETS2011 organising committee invites the submission of abstracts for consideration in the Conference Programme for:
This is your chance to share your knowledge and expertise with others in the Biosecurity arena. We are looking for talks and posters on:
- Biosecurity research
- Experiences with controlling a variety of pests in different landscapes
- Identifying and managing invasion pathways
- New pest species
- Successes, failures and lessons learned
- Industry concerns and species targets (eg. aquaculture, viticulture, silviculture, intensive and ornamental horticulture)
- New technology (eg. pesticide applications, pest detection, trap technology, biocontrol)
- Community outreach and behaviour change
- Collaborative approaches (eg. involving communities, conflict resolution)
- Anything else we haven’t thought of!
Download the Draft Programme.
Please download the example abstract with formatting for submission of abstracts here
Deadline for Abstract Submission 16 February 2011
Authors Notified of Acceptance 14 March 2011
Registration Opens 01 April 2011
Early Bird Registration Deadline 06 May 2011
NETS 2011 Conference 06-08 July 2011
Each talk will be allocated 15 minutes, plus 5 minutes for questions (i.e. total of 20 minutes). Please be sure your talk fits within this guideline as we will be strict with timing. Powerpoints can be loaded on arrival at the registration desk.
Please see the guidelines for ‘giving a good powerpoint presentation’.
Poster size may be up to A1, preferably in portrait orientation. There will be a scheduled poster session and lead authors will have 1 minute only to convey the key messages in their posters to the poster session audience. Posters will remain up during the entire conference.
Please see the guidelines for ‘presenting a good poster’.
A concise 2 minute talk which aims to give the audience a ‘potted’ message – an elevator pitch. The aim of this is to alert conference participants to a new development in management, research, industry, policy, outreach, etc., so that participants can then make contact with the speaker during the breaks if interested. Speakers are allowed up to 5 powerpoint slides. After 2 minutes, the slides will be automatically switched off and the next speaker’s slides will appear – timing is very strict and automated – the Chair will remove participants from the stage after 2 minutes!
In keeping with NETS traditions, the NETS 2011 programme will have 3-4 concurrent one hour collaborative workshops. These workshops will promote discussions around hot topics and current issues, and hopefully result in a new way forward or some solutions!
The organising committee would like members to offer to propose and run a collaborative workshop. We will be assessing short proposals for workshops and selecting 3-4.
Examples of workshops that might be proposed:
- How could managers obtain research more effectively and efficiently (collectives)?
- Do managers have the best means of auditing biosecurity programmes?
- Are outreach programmes, such as Weedbusters, actually changing behaviour?
- What are the critical research gaps for biosecurity now and into the future?
- Training (eg. new pesticide handling requirements)
Workshop proposals should include:
- The names of 2 people (+ contact details) willing to co-organise and facilitate the workshop
- A short title and a 2-3 sentence description of the issue that will be dealt with during the workshop, and a brief outline of how the workshop will be run (N.B. A workshop is not a series of talks).