Instructions for Oral Presentations

Oral Presentations


  • Plan for a 12-minute oral presentation with three (3) additional minutes for questions. This schedule will be strictly enforced.
  • The following equipment is available
    • a Windows laptop computer with:
      • Windows 7
      • Microsoft Office 2010: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
      • Adobe Acrobat Reader
      • QuickTime
      • Windows Media Player
    • a multimedia LCD projector and a large screen
    • a DVD player that projects onto the screen
  • Presenters must use the Windows laptop computer provided.
  • Presenters must bring any digital presentations materials on a USB flash drive and/or a CD/DVD.
    • No other documents should be on the flash drive and/or CD/DVD.
    • We strongly recommend that presenters bring a backup of their digital presentation materials on a second USB flash drive or CD/DVD in case their primary digital memory device does not work.
  • The recommended format for presentations is Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 (.pptx), although files saved in older versions of PowerPoint should be compatible.
  •  If there are any technical difficulties during the presentation, please inform the moderator, who will contact the technical support team.
  • Presenters should arrive at noon, prior to the start of the oral session, to load their presentation and ensure that their USB flash drive and/or CD/DVD opens properly on the Windows laptop computer provided.