Conferences

Presenter Guidelines

Presenter Guidelines

Invited Talks and Short Talks

  • Invited speakers and hot topic talk presenters may present from the conference laptop (PC running Office 2016 and outfitted with advancer) or their own computer. IF you wish to use your own computer: 1) bring adaptor to get to VGA (BYOA - bring your own adaptor!) and 2) bring your own advancer or plan to use your keyboard.
  • Invited speakers: 25' is allocated for invited speaker presentations. This will be followed by ten minutes for Q&A and speaker transition. This ten minutes is not part of your presentation time. PLEASE limit your talk to the 25' 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. 
  • Short talks will be 10'. This will be followed by 3-5 minutes for Q&A.
  • Please arrive at least 15-20 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'. Each will be 120-seconds (or two minutes in length). There will not be Q&A after each presentation (that is what your poster is for!) Presenters are advised to prepare a minimum number of slides (like one or two). Highlight presenters must send their slides to jennifer@asms.org by 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 12.

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.