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Guidelines for oral presentations


Lecture rooms

Lecture rooms are equipped with a fully integrated projection system, a fixed PC computer and a connection for a laptop. Since the lecture rooms can be quite large, we recommend that you use a font size of 18 or greater. Assistants will be present in each lecture room and can help the chairperson and speakers.

Important: the format of your presentation should be 16/9.


Presentation with PowerPoint

Authors should bring their presentations on a memory stick and load it in the slide center room, or run it from the permanently installed PC in each room. The computers are running Windows and the presentation software is Powerpoint or Acrobat. If you have made your presentation on another operating system (Mac OSX or other Unix-like Systems) or with another presentation software (OpenOffice, Keynote, etc.), we strongly recommend that you also make a PDF version of your presentation. Note that your presentation will be best displayed in 16/9 format. ALL speakers are required to check into the room where they will give their talk at the latest during the break before the beginning of their respective session (starting at 9:00 am for the first morning session). There will be no installation/uploading during the session! Therefore, we strongly recommend to test the presentation and/or software during the breaks. If you included a movie file into your presentation, don’t forget to also copy this file on your USB-Stick and then on the presentation computer!

Assistance will be available on Saturday from 8:00 onward. Please help us to avoid unnecessary delays in the scheduled sessions respecting this procedure.


Tips to pimp (up) your talk:

  • This Website form Colin Purrington offers useful (and funny) tips on the Dos and Don’ts of oral presentations



If you have technical questions pertaining to the oral presentations, please contact: Sébastien Castelltort