Presenter Guidelines

Presenter Guidelines

For All Talks

  • All talk presenters may present from the conference laptop (PC running MS Office and outfitted with advancer) or their own computer. IF you wish to use your own computer: 1) bring adaptor to get to HDMI (BYOA - bring your own adaptor!) and 2) bring your own advancer or plan to use your keyboard.
  • Invited speakers and Talks: 25' is allocated for these presentations. This will be followed by ten minutes for Q&A and speaker transition. This ten minutes is not part of your presentation time. PLEASE limit your talk to the 25' this will insure lively discussion and fairness to other speakers in your session. See final program for details on your day/time of your scheduled talk. 
  • Short Talks will be 15 minutes. This will be followed by 5 minutes for Q&A and speaker transition.
  • Please arrive at least 15-20 minutes prior to the start of your session to load your talk or test/connect your computer.

Poster Highlight Talks

These are 'flash-style talks'. The precise length will be determined once we have confirmation from all presenters, for now please anticipate 2-3 minutes. There will not be Q&A after each presentation (that is what your poster is for!) We will request PPT slides from each poster highlight presenter in advance of their assigned session. We will then create a single PPT deck that can be advanced by each presenter. This keeps the highlight talks running smoothly. Once we have confirmed all presenters we will finalize a schedule and contact each presenter with a deadline for their slides. Thank you!

Posters (for poster-only or poster accompanying poster highlight talk)

Recommended size is 42-inches x 42-inches, do not exceed 44" wide. If you wish your poster to be greater than 42-inches in height, that is acceptable, but be aware your poster will hang below the poster board frame. Push pins will be provided. A portrait-style poster works best!

Poster board assignments will be listed in the final program.

Fri/Sat Posters: Mount your poster by 6:00 pm, Friday and remove your poster following the Saturday evening poster session-mixer.

Sun/Mon Posters: Mount your poster by 9:00 am, Sunday and remove your poster following the Monday evening poster session-mixer.