Information   for   Presenters

Updated Oct 31, 2012


Please read the following important information regarding policies and tips for giving a successful oral or poster presentation.

Oral   Presentations

  • Your allotted time slot includes your talk and time for questions from the audience. Please plan your talk accordingly. Each time slot is 25 minutes, thereby allowing for a 20-minute presentation and a 5-minute Q and A.
  • Please notify us by email (hdls ‘at’ unm ‘dot’ edu) if you wish to use a method of presentation other than a computer with projector.
  • Presenters are welcome to use their own laptops. Please be sure that you know how to connect your computer to a projector. Additionally, make sure that you bring any attachments/adapters/converters that you may need in order to successful connect to a projector.
  • We will have either a PC or Mac laptop in each room and a set of speakers for those who do not wish to bring their own computer or those that require speakers.
  • If your presentation contains any special fonts, please consider bringing your own computer or save your presentation as a PDF file if you wish to use one of ours.
  • You may wish to provide a handout. If you do, please prepare about 30.

Poster   Presentations

  • Date: Friday, November 2nd
  • Location: Lobo A & B
  • Set-up time: 12:30-1:30
  • Poster session: 1:30-3:00. You may leave your poster up for viewing until 3:30.
  • Poster break down: 3:30-4:00. All posters must be completely taken down by 4:00 sharp.
  • The boards for poster display will be in landscape orientation, with a usable area of 68 inches (172 cm) wide by 44 inches (111 cm) high (or 6 feet x 4 feet). Push pins will be provided.
  • There are several printing stores near campus. However, if you wish to print out your poster in Albuquerque, please note that it will take up to 48 hours for the stores to print it out.
  • You may wish to provide reduced-size copies of your poster as a handout. Please prepare about 30 handouts.
  • There will be no other events scheduled during the poster session.
  • Some useful suggestions for preparing conference posters can be found here and here.

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