Please read the following information before proceeding to the registration and abstract submission.

Quick Facts

Date: evening Thursday October 31 – morning Sunday November 3, 2019
Location: Banff, AB
Venue: Banff Park Lodge

Price: $350 (early bird)
We welcome all young investigators (undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers) to attend! 


Price breakdown

Early bird: $350 (before or on August 2)

Regular: $400 (after August 2) 

Registration and abstract submission will close September 13, 2019


Registration includes:

– Lodging at the Banff Park Lodge for 3 nights (shared, 2 people/room)

– Complimentary breakfast buffet, coffee

– Conference activities

– Welcome package

If you plan to attend with your family or a significant other and require single occupancy lodging, please add an additional $250 to the registration cost.


Prefer Interac Payment. Details will be sent when we received your completed registration form.

Please note: your registration is not considered completed until payment is received


Abstract format 

Please use the following WORD file as a template for your abstract. The abstract must fit within a single page, and must be typed in Arial font (11 point) only. New paragraphs should not be indented and one blank line must be left between paragraphs. The text should be aligned to the left-hand margin. Black and white figures, drawings and tables may be inserted (within the margins, 300 dpi resolution or higher, .jpg or .tif format). Name your file as first name_last name_abstract_BSOC 2019.doc and submit it as a WORD (*doc) file. Abstracts that do not follow these guidelines will be returned for revision.

Oral Presentation 

Please prepare a 15 minute oral presentation in a Powerpoint or PDF format compatible with PC software. Attendees will be allowed 3 minutes of questions after each talk. 

As there is limited time during the symposium, we will only be able to accommodate a limited number of oral presentations. Thank you for your understanding and we hope you will be willing to present a poster if we are unable to offer you an oral presentation timeslot.


Poster Presentation 

Please prepare a poster which fits the following size restrictions (TBA). We will provide push-pins to attach posters to the presentation boards. 


Registration and abstract submission are now closed.