SEPG North America 2010

March 22-25, 2010 | Savannah, Georgia

Student Poster Program

SEPG North America is a great opportunity for students to connect with software and systems professionals from around the world. For the 2010 conference, we are pleased to offer two affordable options for students to participate: the Student Poster Program and a significantly reduced student registration fee.

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2010

Top Five Reasons You Should Participate in SEPG North America 2010

5. Obtain a critical review of your work by submitting a poster presentation, and meet potential sponsors of your work.

4. Expand your network of other students interested in software, systems, and process management and performance improvement.

3. Listen in on hot-topic panels and presentations and take home the most current research and solutions from industry leading experts. 

2. Receive recognition and a Certificate of Participation for your research and participation.

1. Meet potential employers!

Student Poster Program

We invite full-time undergraduate and graduate students to submit poster presentations for SEPG North America 2010. Students whose presentations are accepted will get FREE full-conference registration, a value of $1,845. The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 15, 2010 (by 23:59  U.S. Eastern Time). Download a PDF with full details. Submit your poster abstract.

Who is eligible?
Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible and will be required to show a valid student ID at the conference.

What is the deadline and when will I be notified?
The deadline for submission is January 15, 2010 (by 23:59 U.S. Eastern Time). Students will be notified about acceptance by January 29, 2010.

Are there any fees?
One student per poster session will receive a complimentary full-conference registration, including all meals (breakfast and lunch are provided by the conference) and special events, worth $1,845. Students are responsible for the cost of travel and accommodations.

What is a poster presentation?
A poster presentation is a visual presentation representing the students' work. The conference will provide a poster board for hanging the poster presentation, which can be as simple as PowerPoint slides. Posters will be displayed in the conference Exhibit Hall, allowing all attendees to see the students' work.

What topics should the poster presentation address?
The work being presented must be new and current research and development in the field of performance improvement through process capability. Work being done in conjunction with a professor is permitted. See topics of interest.

What do I submit?
Students will be required to submit a short 50- to 75-word abstract and three learner outcomes that attendees are expected to gain from the presentation. You will be asked to choose a topic into which your work fits, as well as the target audience level (getting started, intermediate, or advanced).

How do I submit my work?
Visit this website. When you log in, click on the link for Student Poster Submission. You will need to create an account and then will be prompted to submit your work.

What are the selection criteria?
The Program Committee will be reviewing submissions based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance to the field of performance improvement through process capability.
  • Potential for practical impact.
  • Degree of originality.
  • Technical depth.
  • The overall quality of the submission.

Do I need to stay with my poster if accepted?
You will be required to be with your posters during the opening evening reception on Monday, March 22 and afternoon breaks, which are thirty minutes, on Tuesday, March 23 and Wednesday, March 24.

If my poster is accepted, what guidelines should I follow to create my presentation?
See the Poster Session Guidelines at the bottom of this page.

If my poster is accepted, what hotel should I stay at?
If your poster is accepted and you will be attending the conference, you should reserve a room at one of the four official conference hotels, each close to the convention center. Discounted group rates are available at each of the four hotels. You will need to make your reservations through the online reservation system, as reservations must be made through this online system in order to get the discounted rate. Go to the hotels section on this website to access the online reservation system.

If my poster is accepted, do I still need to register for the conference?
Yes—you must register for the conference. The registration fees will be waived when you register. Click here to register.

Student Registration Information

Not interested in submitting a poster presentation but still want to participate? We're pleased to offer students a significantly reduced fee of $545 for all full days of the conference. That's a discount of $1,300! Register today.

Students must be full-time and currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an educational institution. Please note that a valid student ID as well as a government-issued photo ID (a driver's license or passport) will be required at conference check-in. Anyone who cannot produce a valid student ID and government-issued photo ID will be assessed the full conference rate instead of the discounted student rate.

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