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Presentation Guidelines

Presentation Guidelines

You will probably wish to prepare some PowerPoint slides to support your presentation. Prepare your slides as a PowerPoint file or a PDF and bring them with you to the conference. You will need to load your presentation onto the computer  before your stream, to facilitate a smooth transition between speakers.

We recommend that you also bring  your presentation on a data stick or other portable memory device.

You will not generally be able to plug your own laptop into the conference projection system. If you require special technology for your presentation please email sue@academic-conferences.org as soon as you can and we will do our best to help you.

Guidelines for Academic Presentations

The time allocated for a presentation is 20 minutes, with a further 5 minutes allowed for discussion. Think in terms of the following slides:

  • A title slide – Name, Title and what the paper is about
  • One slide with the hypothesis you want to investigate
  • 2 or 3 slides covering your current research plan
  • You should not require any more than an absolute maximum of 10 slides – this would mean talking to each slide for only two minutes.
  • It is generally distracting to the audience to have too many slides in a short presentation
  • Do not put too much text on a slide – you want the audience to listen to you and not to be reading your slides!

Guidelines for PhD Presentations

The PhD sessions will be grouped into 4 or 5 papers. Each presenter is given 10 minutes to present their work. There will be no questions between presentations, but after all the presentations have been made there will then be a 15-20 minute discussion period for the session chairs/discussants and all those present to provide feedback.

The session chairs will have read your paper, but the other members of the group will not. You need to keep the number of slides in your presentation to 5. You should cover the following:

  1. Title slide – Name, Title and what the paper is about
  2. One slide with the research question and any hypothesis you are investigating
  3. 2 or 3 slides covering your research plan
  4. A concluding slide – a summary of what you have said and your next steps.