MARB IDP 2020 Retreat

Galveston, TX

January 10-11, 2020

Registration deadline:
December 18, 2019

Tentative schedule

Friday, January 10, 2020

12 - 2 pm EC meeting OCSB 200

1 - 2 pm General registration OCSB Lobby

2 - 3:15 pm Faculty meeting OCSB 142

2 - 3:15 pm Student meeting OCSB 141

3:15 – 3:30 pm Coffee break OCSB Lobby

3:30 - 5 pm Oral presentations OCSB 142

5 – 6:30 pm Happy hour and posters ASEC, 2nd floor lobby

6:30 - 9 pm Dinner Waterfront Pavilion

Saturday, January 11, 2020

8-9 am New faculty orientation OCSB 200

9-10:30 am Oral presentations OCSB 142

10:30 - 10:45 Coffee break OCSB Lobby

10:45 - 11:45 Oral presentations OCSB 142

11:45 - 12:30 Wrap-up meeting (all) OCSB 142

12:30 Sandwich lunch OCSB Lobby

Information for Presenters

Attendees may give both a poster and an oral presentation. Students closest to graduation will be given priority for 15 minute presentations.

Oral presentations

  • Faculty new to the MARB IDP (reserved for those faculty who have not previously presented at a MARB IDP retreat) have been allotted 15-minute presentation slots (12 minutes + 3 for questions)
  • A limited number of 15-minute oral presentation slots will be allotted to senior graduate students (within a year of completion).
  • All other oral presentations will be “lightning talks” with 5 minutes for the presentation of a single hypothesis, idea, or result + 2 minutes for questions
  • Please load your presentation onto the podium PC prior to the start of your session.
  • A microphone, laser pointer, and remote will be provided.

Poster presentations

  • The recommended poster size is 36” high by 48” wide, preferably in landscape orientation.

Directions & Parking

Campus map and driving directions

Please park in the commuter lots marked in yellow on the map. We recommend the large parking lot along Texas Clipper Road. Participants from TAMU can park for free. TAMU-CC participants: please purchase a $5 parking pass before your arrival, print it and display it on your dashboard.

Use this link to purchase the parking pass:


There are many hotels and vacation rentals in Galveston. Several hotels offer state rates upon request. 

Hotels near the historic downtown Strand district:

Hotels with Gulf of Mexico views:

Contact Us

Dr. Anja SchulzeMARB IDP Chair
Professor, Department of Marine Biology
Texas A&M University at Galveston