Oral Presentation

Instructions for all Oral Presentations

Plan to be present before your category session begins.  We suggest arrival at Mendenhall 30 minutes prior to the beginning of your scheduled session.  Check in at the coordinator table in Mendenhall and pick up your packet with name-tag.

Check in with the session moderator and let them know that you are present.  We suggest doing this 15 minutes prior to the beginning of your scheduled session.  If you have a media presentation such as a power-point, DVD, video, etc, be sure to be there in advance so that they can be loaded on to the computer; there will not be adequate time between presentations for loading purposes.  We are encouraging participants to bring presentations on USB flash drives to be used with a provided laptop computer.

Plan to speak for 12  minutes with 3 minutes for questions from the attendees.  If you are using PowerPoint slides during your presentation, aim for less than 15 slides  and practice keeping your talk time within the 12  minute time frame.

Computers and LCD projectors will be available for use on site.  If additional media equipment is needed, please provide a description of what you will need on your abstract submission form.

Note: In order for fair judging to occur, it is necessary that all parties adhere to the aforementioned guidelines. Early arrival and a working knowledge of necessary equipment are necessary for your work to be presented appropriately.  Additionally, it is necessary that you attend the entirety of your session so as to avoid interruptions to presentations of the persons sharing your session.  Be respectful of the work of others and treat your fellow presenters with such respect.