Instructions for Oral Presentations

How to prepare a presentation

PowerPoint instructions

Use the Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 or higher (*.ppt) or (*pptx) to guarantee they will work properly on an on-site PC. Prepare presentation in 4:3 format. We recommend you to save your PowerPoint presentation using PPT or PPTX format instead of PPS. If you have pictures in the presentation, please insert them in the presentation file, do not use links. Please keep on mind that organizer cannot guarantee the quality of Macintosh-based presentations; so check in advance (3 hours before your session starts) their Windows compatibility. Note that the presentation system used during the congress also supports the PDF presentations.

Fonts

Only fonts included in the basic installation of MS-Windows are available (English version of Windows). Use of other fonts not included in Windows can cause the wrong layout / style of the presentation. Suggested fonts are: Arial, Times New Roman, Tahoma, and Calibri. If you insist on using different fonts, these must be embedded into the presentation by choosing the right option when saving the presentation, see details below:

  • Click on "File", then "Save As"
  • Check the "Tools" menu and select "Embed True Type Fonts"

How to save a presentation

Save your presentation in one of the following disc or medium:

  • USB flash drive
  • External hard or solid state drive
Save all files associated with the presentation (PowerPoint file, movie / video files, etc.) to one folder / location. In case you are presenting more than one presentation during the congress, save different presentations to different folders and name them clearly to avoid on-site misunderstandings and problems. Always make a backup copy of your presentation and save it on a different portable disc or medium than the original presentation. DVD-RAM and Blu-ray Disc will not be available.

Other information

When the session is over, your presentation will be deleted from all computers, no copies or backups will be made. Your own computer for the presentation will be accepted only in urgent cases, if you use MacIntosh, please come to Speakers' Ready Room 3 hours before your presentation.

Standard equipment of the session rooms

  • Data video projector
  • Screen
  • Laptop
  • Sound system
  • Microphones
  • Remote control with laser pointer¨

Speakers´ Ready Room

How to submit your presentation on-site

Please come to the Speakers´ Ready Room  at least 1 ½ hour before the beginning of your session. In case your speech has been scheduled for morning session please come to the Speakers´ Ready Room one day before the day of your presentation.

WE KINDLY ASK ALL THE SPEAKERS TO KEEP THE TIME OF THEIR PRESENTATIONS

Opening hours of the Speakers ´Ready Room:
Sunday, 30 July 15:00 – 19:30
Monday, 31 July 7:30 - 19:00
Tuesday, 1 August 8:00 - 18:30
Wednesday, 2 August 8:30 - 18:00
Thursday, 3 August 8:30 - 17:00
Friday, 4 August 8:30 - 12:30
* the times maybe subject to change closer to the date of the Congress