Please check the
session schedule on the program that you will receive by email after the
registration deadline to see which day and time you are presenting. The
duration of a presentation slot is 20 minutes (15 minutes for your lecture
and 5 minutes for questions-discussion). An LCD projector and a computer (MS
Windows XP) with a CD-ROM drive, USB ports, and presentation software (MS
PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat Reader) will be available in all the conference
rooms for lecture presentations.
Preparation of Visuals
Also, a Laser Pointer will be available for you, but it is highly
recommended to have your own pointer in case of emergencies.
Limit the number of words per visual to no more than
Leave space, at least the height of a capital
letter, between lines of text.
All fonts, including those on graphs, should be 18
point or larger.
Graphs and charts should have bold lines and symbols
that contrast sharply with the background.
Your presentation time is about 15 minutes, leaving
about 5 minutes for questions from the audience.
A reasonable presentation time for each slide is
about 2 minutes, as any shorter interval will make it difficult for the
audience to understand.
Do not waste visuals where they are not needed. Use
them where a picture, chart, diagram, or cartoon will help. Tables of
figures are hard to read and understand quickly, use pie charts or
column graphs instead.
If it takes longer than 10 seconds to comprehend a
visual, then there’s too much material in it. Do not put anything on the
visual if you don't need it. Tell what each visual is all about, but do
not read from it. Keep it on screen, as long as your talk refers to it.