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Oral Presentations

You will have 15 minutes for your oral presentation. Your talk should last approximately 12 minutes, which will allow 3 minutes for questions. There will be a 5 minute break between each talk to allow participants to move between rooms. 

Please use the Widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio.

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Poster Presentations

The poster session will take place on Tuesday, May 9 from 1700 - 1900 in the main hall. You will be allowed in at 1630 to set up your poster space. Please provide BOTH a printed poster and a powerpoint slide, as described below. 

Drinks and appetizers will be served in the main hall during the event, and all participants will be encouraged to attend. Slides representing each poster (see below) will be rotating on the main screen throughout the event. 

Poster Format

Simple and interactive is best! What we don't want is the typical 'scientific poster'. Please, no posters with more than 200 words (and feel free to use less!). We offer the following guidelines on how to best structure your poster:

  • Maximum 65 cm wide and 100 cm tall

  • Provide co-author information and logos for affiliations

  • Maximum 200 words (but feel free to use less!)

  • Use large font and short and effective sentences

  • Highly recommend using photos and graphs

  • Do not be afraid to be creative

  • Think outside of the box


You may also have other supporting interactive material on site (e.g., ipad, computer, books, etc), although note we will not have the ability to provide tables. Please print your poster before you arrive at the venue, as there will be no services for this on-site. 

You must bring a printed version of your poster to the conference with you. There are no printing services on-site.

Slide Format

All poster presenters are required to prepare a one powerpoint presentation slide about themselves and the work they are going to present. The format is loose, but again think few words and simple. This is meant to be an advertisement for people to join you at your poster (so even just a simple slide with your picture and the title of your poster will work). Please use the Widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio.

You can submit your powerpoint slide to

Deadline for slide submission is May 3rd

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