Guidelines for Presenters


Overhead and LCD (for PowerPoint presentations) projectors will be available. The layout for each slide should be planned carefully to fit usable space and be fully legible when projected in a lecture room. Each slide should preferably involve only one main subject. As a rule of thumb, aim for one slide per minute. Hence, a maximum of 17 slides (including title and acknowledgements slides) should generally be used for a 20-minute presentation, so as to allow 3 minutes for questions.


One poster session will be held on Thursday, July 27. Posters will be up all day. The presenters must attend their posters during morning coffee break and from 17:00 to 18:00 so that participants (and judges to adjudicate 3 poster prizes) can discuss the work in detail with them. Please install your poster before 9:00 and remove it between 18:00 and 18:30

Posters will be displayed on the wall of the lecture halls (Richelieu for NMR Posters and Ballroom A for all others), and therefore need not conform to specific dimensions. However, somthing in the range of 4 feet by 5 feet is recommended.

Poster layout and presentation should be eye-catching and informative. The posters should include the poster title and authors' names, a short statement of the object and scope of the work; results and a summary or conclusion. Where possible, the results should be presented in diagrams, tables and graphs. The lettering should be of an appropriate size (ordinary typewriting is insufficient) to be readable from a distance. Use colors, arrows, frames, flow sheets, question marks, underlining and photographs. Do not use pages of typed text or experimental detail or extensive numerical data or tables. If possible, add a photograph of the authors, so that others will be able to identify you readily. The purpose of the poster is to arouse the curiosity of the spectators. Details can be given in response to their questions.