- The allotted time for oral presentations is displayed in the Conference Program, that is now available on the web site.
The scheduled time does include the time for discussion, that is about 3-5 minutes.
Speakers must keep strictly to time due to the large number of presentations. Also, to avoid unnecessary delays between talks, all speakers are kindly requested to take a seat in the front row of the auditorium five minutes before the start of the session.
- Presentation media: only electronic files will be accepted for oral presentations.
Overhead projectors for transparencies will not be provided.
- File formats: files must be prepared in Microsoft PowerPoint format (PPT or PPTX) and Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). Should this not be possible, please contact Dr. Stefano Lecci to explain your problem.
Please be aware of minor cross-platform and cross-operating system incompatibilities of these formats. Please test your presentation by trying it on a (different) Windows operating system computer before travelling to Roma. Pay special attention to embedded movies and pictures, which have a tendency to fail due to incorrect file references (they must always be in the same directory as the presentation itself).
For special requirements (plug-ins for movie rendering, say) the authors should contact in advance the Slide Center.
- Local copy of the presentation: copy your presentation to the Conference Slide Center when you register or at least one day before your oral presentation and test your presentation again. For this purpose, you will receive assistance from the Conference organization.
Running presentations from personal laptops connected to the Conference projector will not be allowed, as this may cause delays between presentations.
Speakers with an oral presentation on Monday, are requested to come to the Conference center on Sunday afternoon to copy their presentations. Should this not be possible, they are kindly requested to send us their presentation in advance by e-mail to email@example.com
We suggest the following methods of transferring your presentation to the Conference Server:
Make sure you always have an alternative option (CD-ROM, USB memory stick, FTP or HTTP to your home site) in case the chosen method fails.
- (Preferred) Bring your presentation on CD-ROM or USB memory stick (please test the readability of the media on another computer than the one on which it was written).
- (Only as last resort) Send your presentation by e-mail, two days before the Conference at the latest, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Style suggestions: The following style suggestions will improve the quality and impact of your presentation, helping you to get your message across.
- We strongly recommend to use large lettering for good readability at a large distance (at least font size 18, preferably font size 24 or more).
- Try to reduce the amount of text as much as possible, only list keywords that aid the public in following the line of argument. Use enumerations.
- Discuss only one item on each slide, do not lump several distinct issues together.
- Highlight the main message of each slide clearly, e.g. by using bold font or a different color for the main keywords.
- Do not use an excessive amount of color (so that attention is not distracted from the main message), and choose colors for maximum contrast (e.g. do not use yellow or light green letters on a white background, or brown letters on a black background).
- Limit the use of transitional effects (whose behavior on different computers is not always predictable) to a minimum.
- Use large graphics with thick lines and large markers (dots). Always check that the axis labels are clearly visible, legible and intelligible.
- Provide units of measurement for all quantitative items (including axis labels), and indicate error bars where possible.
- Time your presentation so that you can finish within the time limit while talking at a moderate pace. Typically, prepare one slide per minute