Guidelines For Presenters

Guidelines for presenters

Oral presentation

The time allocated for oral presentations is 15 minutes including question time. Please make sure you keep to time and allow time for questions. As a rule of thumb, use one PPT slide per minute. That’s including your title and acknowledgement slides! For some guidance on how to prepare an effective talk please consult pages 206-209 in the article by Smith J., Myers J. & Myers-Smith I. (2007). Tips for effective communication in Ecology. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 88: 206-215. The article, which has plenty of other useful advice on science communication, can be downloaded here.

The Audiovisual equipment at the conference venue supports MS PowerPoint 2013 and older. If you intend to link to other sources (video, Internet), please make sure the links work on a computer other than your own.

You will be able to load your presentation from the registration at the start of the conference. You will be expected to load it not later than the break before the session in which your presentation is being held. If you intend to arrive no earlier than the day of your presentation, we request that you let us know in advance (abstracts@ento.org.nz).

The conference programme will be made available at least two weeks before the conference. Please check the website for further details.

For any further questions regarding your presentation, please email: abstracts@ento.org.nz

Posters

Posters should be prepared in either A0 (841 mm × 1189 mm) or A1 (594 mm × 841 mm) size. Hand-written material will not be accepted.
It is highly recommended that you do not overload your poster with text. For some guidance on how to prepare an effective poster, refer to pages 209-211 in the article by Smith J., Myers J. & Myers-Smith I. (2007). Tips for effective communication in Ecology. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 88: 206-215. The article, which has plenty of other useful advice on science communication, can be downloaded here.

Poster boards and Velcro tape will be provided. Posters boards will be available from registration, and posters should be set no later than lunchtime on the first day of the conference. A dedicated poster session is usually held at the end of the first day of the conference, however please check the programme for the specific time and place. Authors must be available for discussion during the poster session. Recent years have seen each author encouraged to give a short (1 minute) talk about the subject of their poster in an informal and light-hearted setting.

For any further questions regarding your presentation, please email: abstracts@ento.org.nz

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