CDCB & OCSSB Joint Retreat


CDCB and OCSSB 2nd Annual Joint Retreat 

August 12-13, 2015


503 341-5498

Skamania Lodge 

1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way 

Stevenson, WA

Breakfast will start at  8 a.m., the program will commence at 9. Please allow enough time to sign in, put your poster up and/or get some breakfast!

Poster competition

We held a poster competition for all postdocs and grad students and requested abstracts from them. In an effort to promote shared science within the broader, collaborative audience, and enhance visibility, they will present a poster whether staying overnight or just attending for the day. All poster abstracts are being published in an abstract booklet.
The EIGHT winning posters have been selected by the Executive Organizing Committee. All posters will be displayed in the conference room. Winners will be given the opportunity to present in an e-Poster session. A gift card of acknowledgement will be given to them at the retreat.


In addition to presentations from both the CDCB and OCSSB groups, and a student/postdoc session, we will hear progress reports from past developmental pilot project recipients. A poster session is also planned. Time for interactions will be built into the schedule.


Maximum poster size is 4'x4’. Posters should be hung in the Stevenson Ballroom upon arrival at Skamania. Pins will be available. You are expected to be present at your poster during the one-hour poster session.
Researchers selected for ePoster presentations have been informed.
You may convert your poster to a dynamic ePoster using one of two mechanisms:

1) Construct a short pptx presentation walking through the salient data on your poster.


2) Using Prezi (free for academics)
Please view this link or visit the Prezi website for converting your pptx to a dynamic ePoster .
Save as portable format.

Talks should not be more than 10 minutes in length, with a 5 minute Q&A after. A strict adherence to this will be made. 

Presentations should be uploaded BEFORE Monday, August 10th to allow time for troubleshooting from the presentation computer. If you are using video clips, these should be included with or embedded in the presentation and should be set to play automatically or on slide advance (for use with remote). Please contact  for more information on uploading and playback.


Talks should be no longer than 10 minutes. We recommend no more than 10 slides.


Skamania Lodge is about 60 minutes East of Portland. The most direct route is to take I-84 East and cross over the Bridge of the Gods at the Cascade Locks Hwy/US30/Wa Na Pa St exit. 

There is a toll of $1.00 (cash) or $2.00 (credit) to cross this bridge.

Skamania map - main route


An alternate route is to take I-84 East to I-205 North. Cross I-205 into Vancouver and head East on Highway 14.

Skamania map - alt route

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