Oral Presentation Guidelines

All presentations should be 10-12 minutes long. Each presentation will be followed by a 3-5 minute question period mediated by the session chair. Practice ahead of time to make sure your talk is an appropriate length.

All session rooms will be equipped with a data projector and laptop computer as well as a microphone, mac adapter, and laser pointer. Bring your presentation on a Windows or mac readable USB flash Drive or CD-ROM. We recommend having 2 copies of the presentation to avoid any technical problems. Please arrive at your designated room at least 15 minutes prior to your session and preferably before 8 am to have your presentation transferred to the room computer. When building your presentation, use standard fonts (e.g., Times Roman, Helvetica, Arial, New Times Roman), basic fonts are included on the session room computers but if an unusual font is used it may not translate.

  • Include in the same folder as your presentation, any external files utilized, e.g. movie files. Copy the entire folder to the USB flash Drive or CD ROM.
  • Test your presentation on another computer to insure fonts are standard and components such as movies are included rather than merely linked in your presentation.
  • Review these specifications when preparing your presentation.

The operating system will be Windows XP Professional, and software will include: Microsoft Office XP, Adobe Acrobat Reader, QuickTime*, Windows Media Player, Flash Player.

We recommend that you bring a backup presentation or email a copy to yourself.