What public health-related restrictions are in place at this meeting? What distancing/masking practices will be required of attendees?

We will be adjusting these guidelines as the conference nears according to public health situation, in accordance with university protocols. Please see Brown University’s Health Protocols site for up-to-date information on pandemic-related guidelines. Brown has a set of dorm rooms devoted to COVID quarantine, and that attendees who test positive will be able to stay in these rooms until they are able to travel.

Will registrants be reimbursed if they need to cancel their travel (for any reason)?

Registrants will be reimbursed in the event that the meeting is cancelled.

WIs it possible to attend the conference remotely? Do I need to register in order to view the talks online?

All talks (and probably tutorials) will be recorded and made publicly available afterwards. You do not need to register in order to view the talk recordings. We have chosen not to live stream the talks, given that those who cannot attend in person will be in different time zones and can watch more conveniently on their own time. Please note that the poster sessions (and probably workshops) will not be recorded and will be in-person only.

What size should my poster be? 
A: Poster boards are 8 feet wide x 4 feet tall. Your poster can be any size or orientation as long as it is smaller than the board. However, we recommend that your poster does not exceed 6 x 4 feet. 

Are there any templates for posters?
No. The posters can be any size or orientation, so long as they are smaller than the poster boards.

Can I print my poster on site in Providence? 
A: Here are the two potential locations for printing posters:
However, please be sure to contact each location in advance to ensure that they can print the poster in time, as these locations can get very crowded during the conference.