Frequently Asked Questions
Location, Schedule, and Conference Registration
Where is Cameron University and Conference Registration?
Cameron University is located at 2800 W. Gore Boulevard in Lawton, OK, 73505. Please see directions to Cameron University.
Coming from Rogers Lane via I-44 or coming directly from Gore Boulevard, the easiest way to arrive at the conference registration site (CETES Conference Center) is to take 38th Street and make a turn onto Ole Kim Lane.
Conference Registration and Welcome will take place in the CETES Conference Center (Building #17 on the campus map), which is towards your left as you reach the end of Ole Kim Lane.
Where do I park and check in for the conference on campus?
There is sufficient parking space close to the CETES Conference Center (Building #17 on the campus map), which will serve as the conference check-in-site on campus.
What is the schedule for Oklahoma Research Day?
Click here to view the schedule.
What are the steps to register for Oklahoma Research Day?
Assuming that you are presenting your research project, the online registration process consists of two steps.
You have to first register for the conference and then submit the abstract. Please click here to register and submit an abstract. Please keep in mind that all participants, i.e. presenters and guest, must register.
Moreover, names of all the team members associated with a research project must be submitted as part of the abstract submission process in order to be listed in the abstract booklet.
Is there an official starting date for conference registration and abstract submission?
Yes, The official starting date for conference registration and abstract submissions is August 8, 2011.
Is there a conference registration fee?
No, there is no registration fee to attend the conference. All events associated with the conference are free of charge.
Registration and Abstract Submission
Am I required to register for the conference?
Regardless as to whether you present your research or not, all conference participants are required to register for the conference.
How do I register for the conference and submit my abstract?
To register and submit your abstract go to the "Conference Registration" on the menu bar or click here. There you will find the respective links for conference registration and abstract submission.
How do I create an account for abstract submission?
While registration for the conferences does not require the creation of an account, the submission of an abstract does. Please follow the instructions that are provided by the abstract submission site.
What is the deadline to submit abstracts?
The deadline to submit abstracts is September 30, 2011.
Can I edit my abstract?
Yes. Abstracts can be edited up until the abstract submission closes on September 30, 2011.
Is there a word limit on the title of the research project?
Yes. Using capitals and lower case (for words with three letters or less), the title must be limited to fifteen words (e.g. The Diffusion of Information Communication Technologies at the Local Level of Government).
Are there specific format requirements for submitting an abstract in terms of the number of words and content?
Yes. Below is a brief description of the basic guidelines.
Number of Words: Your abstract should contain between 150 and 250 words. Use a word processing program to type your abstract and rely on the word count function to see how many words your abstract has.
Abstract Content: Based on concise and precise wording, the abstract should include the following: 1) Objective of the research; 2) Thesis or hypothesis; 3) Methodology or approaches to address the thesis or hypothesis; and 4) Summary of the findings or relevant results associated with the project
Can I take a look at an abstract example?
Yes. Below is an example of an abstract for a Political Science topic.
Innovations in information communication technologies have contributed to new forms of interaction between governments and citizens in this and other industrialized countries. The adoption of these technologies at different levels of government has contributed to the emergence of electronic-government or e-government designed to communicate information, deliver services, and offer additional avenues designed to interact with and participate in government. Based on a detailed content analysis of government websites in conjunction with descriptive and multiple regression approaches, this study assesses and explains the level of e-government sophistication at the local level of government in the south, using the states of Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana as case studies. The study hypothesizes that the presence of professional administrators and the increasing levels of organizational resources, socioeconomic wealth, and population enhance e-government sophistication at the local level. While the findings mostly support the hypothesis, local governments in the south, like many municipalities across the country, have not fully embraced the potentials of e-government.
Can I use HTML tags in my abstract?
No. HTML is not allowed for abstract submission; please use plain text. All special formatting will be removed if submitted.
Can I delete my abstract?
Yes. Abstracts can be deleted up until the submission of abstracts closes on September 30, 2011.
Research Team Members and Networking
Can I add abstract team members?
Yes. Everyone who has a role in the submission must have an account in the abstract submission system. Account creation is easy and the system also allows you to search team members by name assuming that they already have an account. Please keep in mind that team members not listed in the abstract submission system will not appear in the abstract booklet. Team members can be added or removed up until abstract submission closes on September 30, 2011.
Do I have to be on a team to submit an abstract?
No, as the sole author of the research, you can submit your abstract as an individual.
How do I add more than one author or team member to my abstract?
Just edit the submission to add an additional team member. This can be done by either creating an account for that team member or adding the team member assuming she or he has already an account with the abstract submission system. The function to add a team members ends with the closing of the abstract submission on September 30, 2011.
If there are multiple authors, which one should be listed first?
Some general guidelines can be found here at Wikipedia's Academic Authorship page.
Are there opportunities to network with my fellow scholars before, during, and after the conference?
Yes. You can use the appropriate Discussion Forum on the welcome page of the Oklahoma Research Day website to network with your fellow scholars before and after the conference. During the conference, there will be a Scholar Network Lounge on the second floor of the Fitness Center.
How do I register for the banquet?
As you register for the conference, you have the option to sign up for attending the banquet. Please click here to register for the conference and sign up for the banquet. Abstract submission does not allow you to sign up for the banquet.
Am I required to attend the banquet?
While the banquet is free of charge, you are not required to attend.
If I am not submitting an abstract, may I still attend the banquet?
Yes. As you register for the conference, you can indicate that you are not presenting but are interested in attending the banquet. Please keep in mind that all conference participants must register for the conference.
Is there are deadline to sign up for the banquet?
Yes. The deadline to sign up for the banquet is October 26, 2011.
Questions or Comments
Whom do I contact with questions or comments about Oklahoma Research Day?
Click here for a list of Council Members and Campus Representatives or contact the coordinator of the 2011 Oklahoma Research Day Dr. Tony Wohlers. The Oklahoma Research Coordinator can provide immediate help if you run into any difficulties regarding conference registration and abstract submission. Furthermore, you can also post general questions about the conference using the appropriate Discussion Forum on the Oklahoma Research Day welcome page.
Poster and Poster Format
Do I need to bring my poster to the conference?
Absolutely. Please bring your poster, relying on the basic format requirements specified below, to the conference. Poster boards and push pins will be provided.
What are the required poster dimensions?
Posters can be any size between 42" and 45" square, but they cannot exceed that size. In the past, participants have had success with creating a slide in PowerPoint and then having their university print it off for them. Please check also with your school since it may have additional format and design specifications. If you are not sure about the design or basic layout of the poster, feel free to contact me.
I have not received an e-mail with my registration/abstract submission verification yet.
Two separate confirmation emails will be sent to all who register for the conference and to all authors associated with an abstract submission. If no confirmation emails have been received, please email the coordinator of the 2011 Oklahoma Research Day Dr. T. Wohlers.