SPEAKER READY ROOM (Grand Hall): ALL speakers (other than for workshops) must upload and test their talk 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
All those with oral presentations (except for workshop presenters), MUST check in at the Speaker Ready Room the day before their presentation
to upload and test their talk.
In addition to invited speakers, the organizers will select abstracts for oral presentations based 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. However, the Program Committee will decide the final designation of oral or poster presentations.
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 answers.
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,
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 email. 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.