Call for papers

Presenters need to submit presentation titles, a list of author, affiliations and abstract via the scientific paper submission page

Presentations may be in oral or poster format, and may be given in either official language.


The deadline for submission of presentations is Monday 31 July 2017. Presenters must be registered for the meeting. Please note that Early Bird registration closes 11 September 2017 and online registration closes 15 October 2017.


Students may choose to submit presentations to compete for a President's Prize. These prizes are awarded to the best oral and poster presentations at the ESC-ESM JAM 2017. To be eligible for the President's Prize, a presenter must: 1) Be enrolled in a degree program or have graduated from the program within the previous six months, 2) Be registered at the meeting, and 3) Be the principal investigator and principal author of the paper.


Oral Presentations (Regular & President's Prize) will be 12 minutes in length plus 3 minutes for questions and discussion. Please format file names as: Last Name_Presentation Title


Poster Presentations (Regular & President's Prize) are to be in portrait orientation only, with maximum dimensions of 91cm width x 121 cm height.


Here are some suggestions for good oral presentations and from the ESC Bulletin and poster presentations.



Call for Graduate Student Showcase (GSS) Applications

Graduate students are invited to present their research at the 2017 Graduate Student Showcase (GSS). The GSS will be held on Sunday afternoon (22 October 2017) during the Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Canada and the Entomological Society of Manitoba in Winnipeg (22-25 October 2017) The purpose of the GSS is to provide a high profile opportunity for graduate students near the completion of their degrees to present a more in depth overview of their thesis research.


Applicants to the GSS must: 1) have defended or plan to defend their thesis at a Canadian University within 1 year of the meeting, 2) be the principal investigator and principal author of the presented work, and 3) be registered at the meeting


Eligible candidates who wish to be considered for the GSS must submit a complete application to gsscommittee@gmail.com, following the instructions below:

1) Submit a 250 word abstract describing the proposed presentation highlighting their work,

2) Submit a 1 page (single-spaced, 12 font) outline of their research, including rationale/significance, methodology, and results to date,

3) Arrange to have the principal supervisor email a letter of support that confirms the anticipated or actual date of graduation and comments on the proposed presentation and the applicant's presentation and research abilities,

4) Include a CV that includes a list of previous conference presentations and other presentation experience.


All information must be submitted by 31 July 2017 as a single pdf document. All applicants will be notified of the status of their application. Unsuccessful applicants to the GSS will have their talks automatically moved to a President's Prize Oral session.


Differences between the GSS and the President's Prize (PP) Competition include:

1) The GSS is a plenary session, with no concurrent talks and following the keynote speaker,

2) Presenters in the GSS are given more time to speak about their research (30 minutes total, 25 for the presentation & 5 for questions) compared to the PP (15 minutes total),

3) Abstracts for talks presented in the GSS are published in the ESC Bulletin, an open access publication,

4) The selection process for the GSS is competitive (only selected students speak), compared to the PP where all students who enter speak but only one per category receives a prize,

5) All presenters in the GSS receive an honorarium of $200.


We would like to encourage all eligible students of all backgrounds, genders and abilities to apply for the GSS. Supervisors, please encourage your students to apply and please help us to spread the word!


Any questions can be directed to Miles or Anne-Sophie, Co-chairs of the Graduate Student Showcase Committee (esc_students@gmail.com).