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Oral Presentations

  • Most oral presentation slots in the main symposium sessions are 12 minutes in length (which includes presentation and discussion). Please plan on preparing a 10 minute oral presentation. Invited speakers will be given a 20 minute slot for presentation and discussion.
  • Presentation order within sessions is specified on the My Papers page and is also listed in the program. Please note that presentation order may be changed any time prior to the start of the symposium.
  • All technical material will be presented with a digital projector and a PC running Microsoft Powerpoint. There will be a ready room available for testing your presentation. Please create your presentation using the most recent version of software available.
  • All files should be loaded onto presentation machines by 07:45 am in the morning on the day you are to present.
  • Backup your presentation on several forms of media. You may wish to use a USB drive, recordable CD, or upload / email your presentation for online access.
  • Slide and transparency / overhead projectors will not be available.
  • A monitor switch will be available should you wish to present from your own laptop via standard 15-pin VGA connector. The resolution of the projectors is 1024x768. Please test your laptop with the projector at least one session prior to the one in which you are to present.

Poster Presentations

  • There will be 4 poster sessions which highlight a group of papers. Authors are required to be present near their posters for discussion with symposium attendees during the prescribed times.
  • All poster abstracts will be listed in the abstract book. Poster board locations will be identified by your assigned poster index and your previously assigned paper number (found at My Papers). Please note that poster indexes may be changed any time prior to the start of the symposium.
  • All poster boards will be located in the Ballroom of the Michigan League. All Posters must be put up before the individual poster session starts, and must be removed after each poster session. Please make sure to put up/remove your posters timely, to meet the conference schedule.
  • - Posters for Session I can be put up in the morning of Tuesday, June 12. These posters should be removed by Tuesday evening.

    - Posters for Session II can be put up in the morning of Wednesday, June 13, and should be removed by lunchtime

    - Posters for Session III can be put up in the afternoon of Wednesday, June 13, and should be removed by the evening.

    - Posters for Session IV can be put up in the morning of Thursday, June 14, and should be removed after coffee break.

  • Poster boards are 3 feet wide and 4 feet tall (portrait orientation). Pushpins will be provided for affixing materials to poster boards.