WATOC 2008

Instructions for Presenters

Oral Presentations

There are three types of oral presentation. It is important to remember that the times listed below are the total times for presentations. Speakers should aim to talk for several minutes less than these times, to allow for questions and changeover. Suggested times are included below. The session chairs will follow the schedule rigorously.

Most oral presentations will be given using Powerpoint or Acrobat and a data projector. Speakers are strongly encouraged to bring their talks to the Congress on CD or USB drives. They should load them onto the computer in the Speakers Preparation room in Room G07 on the ground floor, preferably at least 3 hours before the time of a presentation, allowing ample time for checking. A technically qualified operator will be available to assist if needed. Speakers who are planning to use their own notebook should visit the Speakers Preparation Room and advise the operator of this.

Any speaker who needs equipment other than a data projector (e.g. an overhead projector) should contact the Congress Manager as soon as possible.

Poster Presentations

The poster should ideally be A0 in size and will need to be presented in a portrait (vertical) format. A0 is 841 mm (33.3 inches) x 1189 mm (46.8 inches). The size of the poster must not exceed 950 mm (37.4 inches) in width by 1200 mm (47.2 inches) in height. It must be vertical. Please use velcro to fix your poster to the poster board. Please do not move the poster board numbers.

Poster tubes can be stored behind the registration desk. However, to assist in locating your poster tube at the end of the day, please ensure that it is clearly labelled or has a unique identifier on it. Please hang your poster on the morning of your poster session and remove it straight after your poster session. The poster space will be used by another presenter the next morning. Unfortunately, any posters not removed by 8 pm on the night of their presentation will need to be disposed of by the organisers.

Poster Prizes

Students and postdocs: If you wish to be considered for a poster prize, please collect a sticker from the registration desk to place on your poster number.

If you wish to be considered for a prize for your session, please place the dots on your poster number by:

If you have any questions please contact the Poster Prize Coordinator, Professor Brian Yates.