Oral Presentations

Presentations must be uploaded from a USB drive to the Windows laptop in the session room prior to the beginning of your session.

Due to the tight schedule, please note that speakers are discouraged from using their own laptops. If they wish to do so, any delay in time will be at the expense of the speaker's time slot. If a talk is not uploaded in a timely manner, the Session Chair will have the option to replace it with a backup talk to ensure session continuity.

Only PowerPoint presentations (.ppt or .pptx) and Adobe Acrobat files (.pdf) will be accepted, as the available software includes Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Reader. The projectors will have the capability to project in widescreen format, so presenters can prepare their oral presentations accordingly. The presenter is responsible for knowing how to use the software for their file format; a speaker ready room will be available for practice.

A computer, projector, laser pointer, slide advancer, and microphone will be available in each oral session room. Audio Visual Technicians will be available to provide technical support.

Time blocks for talks are as follows:

  • Plenary talks: 60 minutes (50 min. + 10 min. for questions)
  • Invited talks: 30 minutes (25 min. + 5 min. for questions)
  • Contributed talks: 15 minutes (12 min. + 3 min. for questions)

Speaker Ready Room

An onsite Speaker Ready Room will be available with laptop computers provided for speakers to practice their presentations. The hours of operation will be posted closer to the conference.

Poster Presentations

Posters must fit on a 4 foot (1.2 meter) high x 8 foot (2.4 meter) wide poster board.