Presenter Information

Thank you for presenting information at the 8th Biennial NBI Research Conference, we are excited to have you join us on island for the weekend.

Steps for a successful NBI Conference Weekend

  1. Register ASAP to reserve your space in any workshops or conferences.

    Presenters MUST register by Oct 25th to secure their space. Registration costs increase to $35 after Oct 25th.

  2. Book your travel to the island!

    Hyline Cruises: 1hr ferry from Hyannis, MA

    Steamship Authority: 1 or 2 hr ferry from Hyannis, MA

    Cape Air: Flights from Hyannis or Boston to Nantucket

    *For those coming to the conference for just the day (14 November), we strongly recommend that you take the Hy-Line Fast Ferry departing Hyannis at 6:30 am and departing Nantucket at 7:20 pm. The ferry dock in Nantucket is an easy 10min walk from the Nantucket Hotel and Resort.

    Uber and Taxi service is available.

  3. Find a place to stay!

    Inns and B&Bs in downtown Nantucket:

    The Nantucket Hotel and Resort (Conference Day Location) 20% Discount for Conference Attendees - just mention the NBI Conference. They have waived their 2-night minimum!

    The Brant Point Inn

    The Centerboard Inn

    The Brass Lantern Inn

    Hawthorn House

    Maria Mitchell Association has limited dormitory style lodging available for presenters. Contact Jascin Finger to reserve

  4. Prep your talk or poster

    Oral Presentations:

    Each oral presentation will last 15 minutes, followed by 5 minutes for questions and transition.  Since there will be ~ 20 oral presentations, Session Chairs will be very strict about this time allotment!  All presentations are to be in PowerPoint and compatible on a PC.   

    Email your talk to Seth Engelbourg ( by Wednesday October 30th.   

    Poster Presentations:

    Poster presentations should be no larger than 2.5ft x 3.5 - 4ft. Posters have to be mounted so they can be placed on easels. NBI will supply poster boards (2.5ft x 3.333ft) and the easels. If you wish to have a much larger poster, you must bring your own poster board. Please note that larger poster boards cannot be purchased on island.