Instructions for oral presentations

  • to have your presentation uploaded we advise you to bring it on a USB key directly to session room at least 30 minutes before the start of your time block, notify the conveners and hand it in to the helper staff present in the room.
  • Lecture rooms A120, A140, C130, C140, E120, E140, G120, G140, A230, C230, D230, G230 are equipped with a fully integrated projection system (Uniboard) with a desktop computer. Lectures rooms B130, D130, E130, F130, E230, B205, B207, F205, F207 are equipped with a fully integrated projection system with a laptop computer. Since the lecture rooms can be quite large, we recommend that you use a font size of 18 or greater. The computers are running Windows 10 and the presentation software is Powerpoint or Acrobat. We strongly recommend that you also make a PDF version of your presentation, particularly 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.).
  • The standard format for the beamers at Uni Fribourg is full HD 16:9.
  • 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 8:30 am for the first morning session). There will be no 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, embed it in the document so that it is runs smoothly. Don’t forget to also to copy this file onto your USB-Stick and then on the presentation computer! The movie file work only with VLC and can’t work with QUICKTIME.
  • File name: your file should be named with the last name of the first author and speaking time. For example: 09:00-09:15 Gruber M., Sommaruga A.,Mosar J. => filename must be: 0900Gruber.pdf or 0900Gruber.ppt
  • Please check the SGM Program booklet on page 5 to find the room(s) of your symposium(s). The Program booklet is available for download as a PDF file (5,2 MB) at the bottom of the ABSTRACTS page:
  • In case your presentation is only working with an operating system other than Windows 10 (Mac OSX or other Unix-like Systems), it will be possible to connect your own laptop computer to the projection system in all lecture rooms through HDMI and VGA connections.  Don’t forget to bring your adaptor display port (VGA or HDMI or USB-C port to VGA or HDMI) to connect your own 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


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