The Conference Committee welcomes your contribution to the 2016 Conference. In order to ensure your presentation runs smoothly, a number of services and facilities will be provided.
Please take the time to read these guidelines ahead of the Conference.
Please visit the Conference website prior to your talk to confirm details of your session in the programme.
Please visit the registration desk when you first arrive at the Symposium to collect your name badge and other related materials.
Time Allocated to Presentation
Each paper has been allocated 10 minutes for delivery inclusive of 2 minutes for questions/discussions, so please prepare an 8 minute talk. There will be opportunity for the audience to ask further questions of speakers in the 'discussion' session after 3-4 presentations.
In the interests of fairness, please ensure that you keep to your allotted time frame. It is essential that presenters keep to time across the entire programme to ensure equity for all and to allow delegates to plan the sessions they wish to attend.
All sessions will have a dedicated chairperson who will introduce presenters to the lectern in sequence. Chairs will time presentations and provide a warning at 3 minutes remaining and 1 minute remaining.
Audio Visual Equipment
Presenters should arrive at the session room at least 2 hours prior to the start of the session to upload their presentation.
In the unlikely event of a technical problem, a technician will be present onsite to attend to the issue.
Presentations requiring video can be accommodated; however we request that you arrive onsite early to confirm the details and test the facilities.
Please note: Presenters are requested to contact us as soon as possible for requests outside of the standard AV equipment provisions. Note, additional equipment cannot be guaranteed.
Speaker Preparation & PowerPoint Presentations
All presentations are to be in Microsoft PowerPoint format, in the ratio of 16:9 to fit the projector screen.
• Keep slides succinct and simple
• Text size should not be smaller than 24 point - be brief on slides
• Use high contrast text and plain backgrounds
Special effects should be used sparingly. Presenters wishing to use audio effects should advise the onsite audio visual technical staff. Please do not select random transitions in the PowerPoint menu or the audience will notice the effects more than the presentation.
Any presenters wishing to use different presentation software, such as Keynote or Prezi, are asked to contact the Conference Managers in writing prior to the event to check whether this can be accommodated. Please note, Microsoft PowerPoint is the preferred software platform for all presentations.
Please note that the official Symposium language is English and we therefore require that presentations are prepared and delivered in English.
If you require further assistance, please contact:
Phone: (0064) 3 9280620