Poster Presentations / Technology Demonstrations & Exhibits
Poster/Tech Demo Presentations
Poster presentations on a specific project or activity were displayed during the first two-and-a-half days of the conference and highlighted during an evening Networking Reception on Tuesday. During this session, poster presenters interacted with participants to answer questions and provide additional information about the project or activity they presented. The posters were displayed on large panels in the Grand Ballroom, where plenary sessions were held.This year we highlighted technology demonstrations at the same time as the poster session. The goal of the technology demonstrations was to present new tools, technologies, and software applications that attendees may either be able to immediately apply to their community involvement work or that they may easily determine how to use after leaving the training conference and returning to their home office.
Poster/Tech Demo Awards
Awards were presented to the two best poster/tech demo displays. Best Overall Award was selected by a panel of conference organizers. The People's Choice Award went to the poster that received the most votes from conference participants. Poster Award winners were announced during the Thursday plenary session, and the award recipients were honored with a prize.
Best Overall Award
The Best Overall Award was presented to Teresa Blakinger of Concepts Captured for her poster, Groundwater Protection: Citizens' Committee Recommendations to Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.
People's Choice Award
The People's Choice Award was presented to Gladys Rivera, San Juan Bay Estuary Program for the poster, Estuary Guardians: Monitoring as a Social Tool to Reestablish Community's Bond with Urban Waters.
Unmanned tabletops or free-standing exhibits that presented community involvement programs, organizational information, or examples of outreach, education and other community involvement products were displayed in the Grand Ballroom foyer throughout the conference.