Presenter Guidelines

Presenter Guidelines

Invited Talks and Hot Topic Talks

  • Invited speakers and hot topic talk presenters may present from the conference laptop (PC) or their own computer (BYOA, bring you own adaptor!!!)
  • 20' is allocated for invited speaker presentations. This will be followed by five minutes for Q&A. PLEASE limit your talk to the 20' this will insure lively discussion and fairness to other speakers in your session. See final program for details on your day/time of your scheduled talk. 
  • Exact length of hot topic/short talks will be determined later (anticipate that these will be 8-10' in length).
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of your session to load your talk or test/connect your computer.

Poster Highlight Talks
These are 'flash-style talks'. The exact number of seconds will be determined after abstract submission is closed (likely 60-90 seconds each). Presenters are advised to prepare a minimum number of slides (like one or two). Highlight presenters must pre-load their slides onto the conference laptop (PC) by 7:00 pm on the day of their presentation (Saturday or Sunday).

Poster Presenters

Recommended size is 42-inches x 42-inches, do not exceed 44" wide. If you wish your poster to be greater than 42-inches in height, that is acceptable, but be aware your poster will hang below the poster board frame. Push pins will be provided. A portrait-style poster works best!

Poster board assignments are listed in the final program.

Fri/Sat Posters: Mount your poster by 6:00 pm, Friday and remove your poster following the Saturday evening poster session-mixer.

Sun/Mon Posters: Mount your poster by 9:00 am, Sunday and remove your poster following the Monday evening poster session-mixer.