Presenter Guidelines


  • Plan to arrive in your session room at least twenty minutes prior to session start to test your laptop or load your presentation.
  • In the interest of fairness to other speakers, please adhere to the time allowed in your assigned slot.  Each time slot has Q&A time built-in (see grid below).
  • The lecture hall will be equipped for LCD (computer projection) only.  Please bring your own laptop computer.  A conference computer will be also be available (upload with memory stick).
  • Please prepare your PowerPoint slides with 16:9 aspect ratio.
Talk Slot Type Presentation Time Q&A Time
  25 minute slot
  Invited Speakers
22-23 minute Presentation
2-3 min Q&A
  15 minute slot
  Promoted Talks
12-13 minutes Presentation
2-3 min Q&A
  Lightning Talks
90 seconds max (1-1/2 minutes)
Slides to be emailed by Friday,
March 1 to
Tips & Tricks Talks
3 minute presentations.
Slides to be emailed by Monday,
March 4 to

Poster Presenters

  • Poster width should not exceed 43 inches. Poster height is recommended at 43 inches although you may prepare taller (poster will hang below the edge of poster frame). Please bring push pins or velcro to mount your poster.
  • Poster board number is not the same as your abstract log number. Please use the poster board numbers listed in the final program.
  • All Posters will be displayed on Monday and Tuesday.
  • Posters should be mounted Monday morning between 8:00-8:30 am and should be removed Tuesday at the conclusion of the poster session.
  • Each day odd-numbered poster boards should "present" from 1:30-2:15 pm and even-numbered poster boards should "present" from 2:15-3:00 pm.
  • For Wednesday Tips & Tricks speakers, please bring your poster to Registration area on Wednesday morning, we will have boards for you to re-display your poster on Wednesday morning.