Presentation Information


Equipment—The computers provided in the session rooms will be Windows based PCs with Microsoft Office. 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. Most meeting rooms will have widescreen (16:9) screens. However, both standard (4:3) and widescreen (16:9) formatted presentations will work in all rooms. Laser pointers will be available.

Length & Format—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.

Moderators—Session moderators will be designated to facilitate each session. The names of the moderators are noted in the session schedule. The session moderator will provide technical assistance with displaying your presentation.


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). It is important to adhere to these size limitations given multiple posters will be hung simultaneously on a single board. 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-downAll posters should be displayed beginning at 12:00 pm on Saturday, June 6th and removed by 10:00 pm following the Auction & Social on June 8th. Posters are expected to be displayed during this entire time to allow sufficient time for review. If your poster is not removed or claimed by the end of Auction, it will be discarded by conference staff.

Check out our Tips for a Successful Poster.