Presentation Information


Standard oral presentations will be allotted 12 minutes for the talk and 3 minutes for questions. Lightning talks will be allotted 4 minutes for the talk and 1 minute for questions. The computers provided in the session rooms will be Windows based PCs. Your presentation must be created in, or converted to, Microsoft’s PowerPoint (.ppt or .pptx) format or Adobe PDF (.pdf) format. PowerPoint files created on Macintosh computers should be previewed on a PC to ensure cross-platform compatibility. Laser pointers will be available.

Session moderators will be designated to facilitate each session. The names of the moderators will be noted in the session schedule. The session moderator will provide assistance to upload your presentation. Please bring your presentation on a USB Flash “thumb” drive to the assigned session at least 15 minutes prior to upload.


At least one author must be present during the entire poster session time period.

Poster Size—Maximum poster size is 36 inches high x 48 inches wide in landscape format (86.36 x 121.92 cm).  Pushpins and display boards will be provided.

Poster Board Assignments—All poster boards will be numbered.  Because some posters are being evaluated, please make sure that you place your poster in the correct location.

Poster Board Set-up and Take-down—You can place your poster on your assigned board the day of your session beginning at 8:00 am; all posters must be in place before the session begins.  Your poster must be removed by the end of the session.  If your poster is not removed or claimed by the end of the poster session, it will be discarded.

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