Presentation Guidelines

Presentation Slides

  • Each presentation room has a dedicated computer for presentations. You do not need to bring your own computer. You may wish to bring your own laptop if your presentation relies on features unique to your machine.
  • Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes per speaker (15 minutes for presentation plus 5 minutes for questions and change over).
  • Each presenter must submit their slides to the session chair before the session in which they are presenting. For example if you are presenting at 11:50 am on Monday you must ensure your slides are loaded no later than the end of the morning break at 10:50 am.
  • Each presenter is responsible for ensuring that any animations or video run smoothly before the session in which they are presenting. Do not wait until the last minute to test your slides!
  • Non-PC users are encouraged to bring their own laptop and VGA adapter in case of compatability issues.

Presentation Length

  • Presentations are to be no longer than 15 minutes
  • Question period is three minutes
  • Two minutes are reserved between presentations for setup
  • A countdown clock will face the presenter at the front of the room, and will change colour during the talk:
    • Green during the bulk of the presentation (first 13 minutes).
    • Yellow at the end of the presentaion and during the question period (next 5 minutes).
    • Red during the changeover (final two minutes).