Abstracts / Presentations


  • Abstract Instruction/Template: Please download the template and follow the instructions to prepare your abstract.
  • Abstract Submission : (Closed)
    Abstracts Received (in pdf).
  • Oral Presentation Instruction
  • Presentations are 20 minutes in length (40 minutes for invited speakers), including questions. All visual presentations will be made via computer using Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 or Adobe Acrobat Version 10.0. Please ensure that your file(s) have been uploaded to the Windows PC in your meeting room at least 30 minutes before the session is to begin. USB flash drives are recommended for the transfer of presentation files.  Please make sure that your PowerPoint slides are shown correctly on the screen of the conference room computer. If not, go back to your own computer and convert the file to a PDF file and present it with Adobe Acrobat.  If you have videos, audios, or both in your presentation, please test your presentation in the conference room early to make sure they work.  You may have to copy the original audio or video files to the conference room computer and insert the video/audio files into your presentation again.  An overhead projector will be available for exceptional circumstances.

  • Poster Presentation Instruction
  • The poster boards have a width of 48” (120 cm) and a height of 72” (180 cm). We recommend that you set your poster size to 36” (91 cm) wide X 42” (107 cm) tall. Mounting materials will be supplied. Posters should be mounted by noon on Monday May 19 and remained on the boards until noon Wednesday May 21. It is advisable to print numerous copies of your poster as leaflets to distribute to meeting attendees. Poster speakers are required to be present in front of their posters during the poster session time period (3:20-5 pm, Monday) for discussion and questions.

  • Exhibits
  • We expect that more than 200 scientists, engineers, researchers, educators, students, and industry representatives from North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa will attend the conference. In addition to see the advances in clay sciences and technologies, they come to learn the state-of-the-art developments of nano- and clay-related equipment and services. They’re looking for solutions and collaboration opportunities to enhance their skills and practice success. The organizing committee invites you to exhibit your products, services, organization information at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Clay Minerals Society: Everything Is Big, From Nanoparticles To Planets. Click here to apply for exhibit booth(s).