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) 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.
Over-head Projector cannot be used. Only computer
presentations (computer - data projector) will be
Please note that individuals
using computer projection must bring a CD or USB
stick containing their presentation. Speakers should
be in their session room 10 minutes prior to the
beginning of their session to hand the presenterís
personal data sheet (biography) to the chairperson.
the number of words per visual to no more than 30. Leave
space of 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
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
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 thereís 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