2020 Presenter Info

  1. Posters can be as large as 4' tall by 4' wide.  The final version of the program will be emailed at least 1 week before the conference. Take note of your poster number and be prepared to match it with the numbers labelled on the poster boards when it is time to set up.
  2. For spoken presentations, projectors will have a VGA and hdmi cable; paper presenters can if they wish use their own laptops or they can bring a flash drive to be plugged in to the computers attached to the projector. If you are going to use the house PC, please put your slides on it during the break before your session.  If you are going to use a Mac please arrange for a dongle.
  3. Paper presentations are limited to 12 minutes plus 3 minutes for questions.  Speed Talks are limited to 7 minutes plus 3 minutes for questions.  Questions are important, so speakers will be cut off after the allotted presentation time, no exceptions.


Presentation Tips & Advice:

First time at a conference?  Unsure of what to present?  Undergraduate students at NOWCAM presenting non-Honours-thesis research typically present their work as a poster.  Undergraduates presenting on their Honours thesis typically present the work as a talk or poster.  Graduate students and post-docs typically present their research as either a talk or poster.  Students are also warmly welcome to participate without making a formal presentation.  Don't be shy!


Steve and Ira's sage words on asking and responding to questions.

Links to tips on preparing and presenting a poster:

     Basics of creating a poster with Powerpoint     

     Mike Morrison's radical proposal for effective posters

Links to tips on preparing and presenting a talk (paper):

     Dan Gilbert's tips on effective research presentations

     Nick Wheeler's Some Remarks Concerning the Presentation of Effective Scientific Talks

I believe that the authors of all of these things are happy to have them shared and used with attribution.