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.

All presentations should be loaded onto Dropbox by 5pm on Wednesday, March 2nd. (instructions will be emailed individually to oral presenters the week of the conference). Please arrive at your designated room at least 10-15 minutes prior to your session.  

We also recommend that you bring your presentation on a Windows or Mac readable USB flash Drive or CD-ROM.

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.

  • 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.

Presenters, please bring a sheet of paper with the following information:

  • Name
  • Program (eg. MSc, PhD etc)
  • Department (eg Soil Science, Food Science etc)
  • Advisor’s Name

The co-chairs will use this information for your introduction.