SPEAKER READY ROOM (502): ALL speakers* must upload and test their talk in room 502 the day BEFORE their talk and be in the meeting room one hour before their session begins to check in with the session chair. You will not be able to upload your talk in the meeting room.
There are two main types of oral presentations:
Plenary talks are given by invited speakers and have a total of 30 minutes, including up to five minutes of Q&A, to present
Platform talks are selected by session chairs after careful review of submitted abstracts in a given topic. Platform talks are a total of 15 minutes including up to three minutes of Q&A
Special Presentations include the Keynote address (60 minutes total including Q&A) and the Larry Sandler Award Lecture (30 minutes total including Q&A)
All those with oral presentations*, MUST check in at the Speaker Ready Room the day before their presentation to upload and test their talk
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In addition to invited speakers, the organizers will select abstracts for oral presentations, basing their selections on several criteria,
including research area, scientific impact, and laboratory representation. Authors indicate their preference for either an oral or poster
presentation when they submit their abstract. Note, however, that the Program Committee will decide the final designation of oral or poster
Because oral presentation requests far exceed the number of slots available, all authors should be prepared to present a poster if their abstract
is not selected for an oral presentation.
Each oral presentation will be limited to a 12 minute presentation, with an additional three minutes for questions and
To fairly accommodate the large number of requests for oral presentations, authors presenting a talk in a session may not present the same
work in a workshop. Any author offered slots in both forums is expected to decline or withdraw from one.
Standard equipment provided in each plenary, workshop, and platform session room includes an LCD data projector, screen, lectern, pointer,
With the exception of workshop speakers, all other speakers (plenary, platform, award, etc.) must upload their presentation online at least
one day in advance of their session. It is not possible to load your presentation directly in the meeting room. There will also be a speaker
ready room on site with technicians standing by to assist you. Because of the tight timing of over 200 presentations, it is critical that
you come by and test your presentation and the equipment in the speaker ready room one day before your presentation. This will ensure a
flawless presentation from the podium. All speakers will be sent details and reminders via e-mail. Speakers must arrive at the meeting
room at least one hour in advance of the beginning of the session to become familiar with the equipment.