Presentation instructions

Oral presentations
You can bring your own laptop or put your presentation on a USB device. Please be present 15 minutes in advance of the session to test your presentation and to meet the chair.

Talks time is 12 minutes so we have 3 minutes for questions. Please be aware that any overtime impacts subsequent presentations, so be in time (the chairs will help you).

Take into account that you are addressing a relatively broad audience, so introduce your topic in an accessible way.

Poster presentations

Posters need to printed on A0 portrait orientation (84cm wide, 118.8 cm high). Main poster sessions happen during the lunch break (sandwiches will be served), and extra sessions are during the coffee breaks on the afternoon (Thursday) or morning (Friday).

When designing a poster there is always the dilemma of how much text vs image you should use. Although the adagium generally is ‘little text’, some want their posters to be self-explanatory, and thus use some text to facilitate this. In general, the poster should facilitate the presenter to share their insights with the bypassing audience. On twitter you may find a (hopefully increasing) number of examples:

Listener instructions

Try to find the balance between critical and respectful. Lively discussions and debates are part of a scientific conference, but only when everyone feels safe to share ideas. If modesty or perhaps shyness withhold your from asking a question: this conference is a good opportunity to cross the should-I-aks-a-question threshold. You will notice that the threshold gets lower after every question.

While oral presenters have a guaranteed audience, poster presenters rely on the bypassing audience.  So, dear audience, be aware of your role in making everyones’ conference contribution a success: go visit the posters and engage with many presenters.