Paper Presenter Guidelines

Paper session:
Conforming to the presentation time limit is critical. Each paper session is allocated 20 minutes for presentation. Session volunteers will have timekeeping cards. We will have tech support volunteers on hand for assistance, but we recommend having a backup plan for your presentation in case there are unforeseen technical difficulties.
Each room will be equipped with an LCD projector, projector screen, Windows laptop, and internet connection. PowerPoint and web browsers will be already installed on the computers. Microphones are available on Friday at the Campus Center Ballroom. If you have any additional needs, please contact the Organizing Committee to see what accommodations can be made.

If you have special fonts or special software for your presentation, it may be best to bring your own laptop and any special adapters you may need for connection to the projector.
(a) If your paper contains data, present it visually (e.g., PowerPoint presentation). Alternatively, you may wish to share a QR code to an electronic copy of your PowerPoint or relevant handouts.

(b) Consider keeping any review of literature or background information to a minimum, keeping in mind that you will only have 20 minutes for the presentation of your paper. Your primary focus should be on your own work and the implications it may have for your audience.

(c) Focus on making several key points rather than the detailed and thorough analysis expected of a published paper. The idea should be to stimulate interest in your work and get some useful feedback and discussion from the audience.

(d) We strongly recommend that you time and rehearse your presentation in order to comfortably fit it into your given time limit. Keep in mind that the audience is listening to your paper. If a paper is read word-for-word from a text (i.e., one prepared for publication), it becomes difficult to follow.