Boise 2017


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The 6th ISHE Summer Institute will be held on 4th-6th June 2017 at Boise State University, Idaho. 

The Institute follows immediately after HBES 2017, which is taking place between May 31st and June 3rd at the same venue. The ISHE meeting will take place in the University’s Student’s Union Building (SUB).  See below for our more information, including a Call for Papers and Workshop Proposals.

Our ISHE Summer Institutes are slightly different from typical conferences, such as our Biennial Congress. Institutes are designed to facilitate exchange between the younger and the older generations, by inclusion of workshops as well as formal presentations, by putting the poster session front and center, awarding poster prizes, and by particularly encouraging research presentations by students. Discussion is the key. In addition, as at our Congress, we facilitate participation of research students through waiving registration fees and covering the banquet ticket and accommodation (in student housing) to students who present their work as first author.

The Program will include full days of talks and workshops on the 4th, 5th and 6th June, closing with a banquet dinner on the 6th. An optional social excursion will be available on the 7th if there is sufficient interest.

A draft programme is available here.

 

Our 2017 Plenary Speakers

Accommodation

Students who are presenting as first authors will be housed in the Boise University On-Campus Dormitories – usually in Keiser Hall, in single bedrooms with shared bathrooms. Please note that you should NOT use the links below – you will be sent a link to use, with a coupon code, once your abstract is accepted.

On arrival, you should report to the reception desk in Keiser Hall, 1663 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. More information about the BSU housing is available here.

 

For all other delegates, there is a range of options available:

On Campus Dormitories. ($28-45/night) We have a block of rooms available, mostly private bedrooms with shared bathrooms. You can book for both HBES and ISHE, or only ISHE.  Book your room here  

Residence Inn. (from $168/night) ~1/3 mile walk to the Student Union Building. Includes complimentary transport to/from Boise Airport.

Towneplace Suites. ($139/night) ~1/3 mile walk to the Student Union Building. Includes complimentary transport to/from Boise Airport.

 

Arriving by car?

If so, free parking has been arranged for ISHE delegates in the Lincoln Garage, opposite the Students Union Building. Please print and bring with you this information to access this.

 

Post-meeting group excursions – Wednesday 7th June

There are two optional post-meeting excursions:

Mountain biking. Rent a bike and take a tour led by anthropologist, conference organizer, and local resident John Ziker. Bikes can be hired for 24h on Tuesday at the Cycle Learning Center, CLC, which is located in the Lincoln Avenue Parking garage across from the Student Union Building and adjacent to the Student Recreation Center. 24h hire of a mountain bike costs $35. More information and for prebooking of bikes, see here.

Meet at 7.30am at the Trail Head to Hulls Gulch/Camel’s Back Reserve at 2207 N 9th St, which is about 2.8 miles north of the Campus, about 15-20min ride from Campus.  More information about the Kestrel, Crestline and Sidewinder trails can be seen here; they are suitable for intermediate riders. Return to campus by around 10am.

Zoo Boise.  Walking excursion to the Zoo with optional extension for Boise Art Museum. Entry costs: Zoo $10. Museum: $6 or less; students with ID: $3. Both are an easy walk to/from dorms and Towneplace housing units. Meet at Zoo Entrance at 10.00am.

 

Registration

Registration fees are listed below and include attendance at all sessions, and some beverages and snacks during the day. Reduced rates are available to members. Not a member – you can join here.

Note that students who present as first author will be eligible for free registration, free banquet ticket, and free accommodation in student housing. A code to access this registration type will be sent to you when your abstract is accepted.

Early registration (before May 1st)

  • Non-student member: $175 (includes banquet ticket)
  • Non-student, non-member: $200 (includes 3 year ISHE membership & banquet ticket)
  • Retiree/Student member: $50 (banquet ticket not included; code required*)
  • Retiree/Student non-member: $75 (includes 3 year membership, banquet ticket not included; code required*)
  • Student 1st author presenter: $0 (includes 3 year membership; dorm lodging & banquet ticket)

Late registration (from May 1st)

  • Non-student member: $200 (includes banquet ticket)
  • Non-student, non-member: $225 (includes 3 year ISHE membership & banquet ticket)
  • Retiree/Student member: $60 (banquet ticket not included; code required*)
  • Retiree/Student non-member: $85 (includes 3 year membership, banquet ticket not included; code required*)
  • Student 1st author presenter: $0 (includes 3 year membership; dorm lodging & banquet ticket)

Banquet tickets: $35 (for Retirees, students not presenting as a first author, and accompanying persons: an option to purchase these will appear during registration)

*A code for accessing Retiree and Non-presenting student ticket types is required. Please contact us at ishe.conferences (see Contact, below), explaining how you qualify.

Register for ISHE here

 

Call for Papers (now closed)

Proposals for oral and poster presentations will be considered for inclusion in the program if they are received for review by 1st April 2017. Abstract reviewing will take place on a running basis up to this point and earlier submission is encouraged. Two presentations as first author, with a maximum of one oral presentation, is the limit for every contributor (not including workshops).

Oral presentations (excepting lectures by invited speakers) will be limited to 15 minutes talk plus 5 minutes for questions and discussion. Please adhere to this format, which will be enforced by the chairpersons.

The poster session is an important and integral part of the Summer Institute. Student presenters will have the chance to participate in the poster competition, the winner(s) of which are awarded a prize by ISHE at the Institute Banquet. If your submission is accepted for presentation as a poster, we will send detailed  information to assist you in preparing your poster in the required format.

Maximum poster sizes are : A1 if in LANDSCAPE, A0 if in PORTRAIT. (see sizes below)

Size                           (mm)                                                                     (in)
A0                    841 x 1189 mm                                                 33.1 x 46.8 in
A1                     594 x 841 mm                                                  23.4 x 33.1 in

For both oral and poster presentations, you should submit an abstract for consideration by the Program Committee. Abstracts should be 250-350 words and should clearly describe the aims, scope, methods and results (where appropriate) and conclusions.

 

Contact

Enquiries may be addressed to: ishe.conferences at gmail.  com

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Call for Workshop Proposals (now closed)

We are particularly interested to hear about proposals for workshops from experienced researchers. Our workshop formats can be flexible to suit particular needs, but typically take the form of a 1-2 hour session (often practical, sometimes symposium-style) that introduces an approach, skill or method that can be useful to human ethologists. Workshop proposals should clearly describe the aims, the nature of the activity (e.g. practical, symposium-style), the anticipated length of the session, the proposed organiser(s) and other personnel involved, and any special needs.