Presenters Kit


Oral Presentation

Oral presentation consists of no more than 20 minutes (including questions) for presentation of the problem, the background, the innovative approach, the new results, the comparative evaluation and questions from attendees. Acceptable formats for presentations are MS PowerPoint 2007.

To perform the presentation, the following equipment will be available in the conference room:

Laptop computer (with MS Windows XP operating system and PowerPoint 2003) and a projector. Please bring your presentation on a memory stick to upload on the laptop provided prior to your session. Presenters have to check the consistency of their presentation on this computer.

The presenter should prepare a reasonable number of electronic slides, so as not to exceed the time. Additional slides could be prepared to support possible answers to attendees' questions. Also, the presenters are kindly recommended to be present in the hall at least 5 minutes before the beginning of the session in order to receive additional information from the session chair.

Each slide should not be overcrowded by text and graphics. Too much text should be avoided: slides should support the presentation, they should not be simply read by the presenter.

Graphics should be designed to help in the overall communications, to illustrate key points and clarify the basic ideas. Avoid excess graphics as this makes the overall file size large and can delay slide loading. Use large fonts so as they are readable without efforts: typically 20 point font is the smallest that should be used. Headers within the body are typically 24-pt and slide headers are typically 28 or 32-pt font. Use fonts that are easily readable.