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Presentation Guidelines

Oral Presentations

Oral presentations will be scheduled at 20-minute intervals. Each presentation should be no more than 15 minutes in length, allowing several minutes for questions and discussion. Case studies, preliminary data, pilot studies, and descriptions of apparatus, equipment, or habitats are usually not appropriate for the oral format and should be submitted as posters. Descriptions of commercial products are welcome as exhibits, but are not appropriate for the scientific program.

If you plan to use PowerPoint, you must have your presentation saved to a disk, zip-disk or CD and delivered to the AV specialist by 5:00 pm the day before your scheduled session.

As much as possible try to make it as a PC-Compatible multimedia presentation. Please don’t title your file ips.ppt; use your last name (e.g. Bettinger.ppt or Bettinger2.ppt. for multiple presentations).

Presentations will be saved to an assigned laptop. You may not use your own laptop.

If you plan to play a video file from inside your PowerPoint presentation please use a standard codec and be ready to provide the codec you used to the AV specialist.

If you plan to play a sound file from inside your PowerPoint presentation please use a standard file format (e.g. *.WAV) and bring with you each sound file you are going to use.

Choose the proper colors for your presentation. Use a solid background color and text that contrast with the background. Colors in a projector may appear washed out and they will not be as dark as on monitor.

Use a proper size formatting for characters and please use a widespread font (e.g. Arial or Times New Romans).

Always test your presentation on different computers so you can be sure it works properly out of your usual PC or Mac.

If you think that your data are valuable take the time to make a proper presentation to communicate them.

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Poster Presentations:

Those wishing to present their work in poster format will be assigned a space approximately 100cm high by 70cm wide for the display.

Authors are expected to be in attendance at their poster during the scheduled time.

Abstracts for posters are prepared the same as oral presentations (see below) and will be printed in the program. The Program Committee will organize and schedule posters by topic.

Keep in mind that there is no poster printing facility in town. Please print your poster in time for the meeting and bring it with you.

Poster presentations are great because they are effective and useful in communicating complicated techniques, preliminary results, and descriptive issues.

Be sure to choose the right colors for your poster and to use the correct size and font to make it easy to read.

Define your central message and state it clearly, so that people can immediately understand the topic of your presentation.

It is a generally valuable tradition to divide your poster into sections like Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusions.

Too much text will probably discourage many people from reading your poster. An effective poster provides minimal text.

You can use several font sizes to prepare the poster. Title and author’s names should be no less than 70 point. The title of each section and any important bullet statement should also be large. Additional text should be no smaller than 24.

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Student Paper and Poster Competitions

Graduate and undergraduate students may enter their work in the student competitions. Student competition participants should refer to IPS Student Awards and IPS Education Committee Guidelines and must state their participation by filling out the Presentation Information Form.

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