- Plan your talk for 20 minutes (invited speakers) or 12 minutes (for promoted posters) to allow time for a 5-minute (invited) or 3-minute (promoted) question period. Well-known guidelines for preparation include: planning one visual per minute and limiting the content to one idea per visual.
- The stage in each presentation hall will have equipment to connect speakers' laptops (VGA or SVGA output only). You are encouraged to present from your own laptop. There will be no Internet access provided in the session rooms.
- If you choose NOT to use your own laptop computer, please bring your presentation (either PowerPoint or Acrobat) on a USB stick. The ENC computer will be a PC running Windows 8, Office 2013 and Adobe Acrobat reader latest version.
- You must bring your laptop or media presentation to your presentation hall at least 30 minutes prior to the start of your session to test compatibility. Members of the A/V team will be available at times printed in the final program for testing presentations.
- Because of licensing requirements, only True Type versions of the normal Mac/Windows system fonts and the free Microsoft fonts (“Microsoft's core fonts for the Web”) are reliable. For a complete list of these fonts, see http://www.microsoft.com/typography/fonts/default.aspx. PowerPoint permits "font embedding" for other fonts, but use this with caution; character and line spacing are not always preserved.
- Be sure that any graphics and equations are inserted as jpeg or gif pictures at appropriate resolution.
- Avoid inserting scanned pages reduced to a small rectangle which may occupy so much memory that it displays as a red X in PowerPoint (if the ENC computer has less memory than yours); a Kaleidagraph figure legend or MathType equation may be garbled.
- If your presentation does not use animations, Acrobat pdf files are also an option, and in this case font embedding is reliable.
- Either a light or a dark background will give acceptable results, but switching back and forth between the two can be distracting for the audience.
- For legibility, use a sans serif font such as Arial, 32 pt or larger; maintain a one inch margin on all sides; and use high contrast colors.
PRESENTATION. Project your voice as if you are talking in a mid-sized conference room. It is much easier to reduce the audio system gain for a loud voice than to increase it for a quiet voice. Please use the laptop mouse for pointing, rather than looking around with a pointer at the projection screen.
If you have questions, please contact the ENC office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Each side of a poster board is 8 ft wide, and each side provides two poster presentation spaces of 3'11" (119.38 cm) wide. There are two spaces per side.
- Poster spaces are numbered and assigned. Consult final program book to determine your assigned board number.
- Posters should be mounted 8:00 - 9 :00 am on Monday of conference week.
- Posters should be removed at 3:45 pm at the end of the poster session on Thursday afternoon of conference week.
- Authors with odd-numbered poster board are encouraged to attend and present their posters on Monday and Wednesday.
- Authors with even-numbered poster boards are encouraged to attend and present their posters on Tuesday and Thursday.