MENTORSHIP FOR PRACTITIONERS
The University of Calgary's Applied Snow and Avalanche Research program can help you with the preparation of your abstract and presentation.
Since the voice of the practitioner is a crucial part of the ISSW, we would like to specifically encourage frontline avalanche workers to consider presenting at the ISSW. Possible topics include case studies of individuals avalanche accidents, difficult winters or specific avalanche cycles, real world applications of new technologies and tools, or presentations about a particular operational challenge. The ISSW is your chance to present your topic to a wide audience and get valuable feedback from the entire community.
There is no need to feel intimidated by the process of submitting an abstract, creating a presentation or writing a paper! There are lots of people in our community who have presented at ISSWs before and can give you valuable insights about the process. Try to find a local mentor that can help you prepare your presentation and paper. If you are unable to find a mentor within your local avalanche community, the Applied Snow and Avalanche Research program at the University of Calgary (ASARC) is volunteering to assist in the preparation of abstracts, short papers as well as poster or oral presentations. This help can take many shapes from just a brief consultation, to providing templates or transforming a grand idea into the digital world. ASARC will be able to accommodate approximately 15 to 20 people.
If you have an idea for a presentation and would like to take advantage of this service, please contact Scott Thumlert at ASARC early to make sure you can get the help you are looking for.