Our meeting will be held in-person with an online registration option for attendees. All oral session
rooms will be live-streamed, and all participants who are not on-site will be able to see and listen to
all presentations in real time, including Q&A and discussions. Off-site participants will be unable
to live chat or talk to the rooms. All talks are 15 minutes long unless it is an invited talk. Oral presenters will have the option of presenting in-person or
remotely via Zoom, and all poster presentations will take place in-person, poster sessions will not be
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Information for Presenters
Unless otherwise noted, each speaker will be allotted a time of 15 minutes for oral presentations (12 minutes for presentation; 3 minutes for questions, discussion, and transition). Presentations must be prepared using PowerPoint or PDF formats. One laptop with Windows PowerPoint, one LCD projector, and one screen will be provided for all oral sessions. In addition, each room is equipped with a lectern microphone, wireless microphone, wireless computer mouse and PowerPoint advancer, and a speaker timer. All screens will be in widescreen (16:9) format. Each room will be equipped with Zoom for remote presentations and attendance. Access to remote participation other than presenting via video or viewing presentations in real time remotely is at the discretion of session chairs. Live question and answer participation remotely is not guaranteed. It is always helpful to add closed captioning to your slides. You can check out Google and Microsoft for easy instructions. Speakers may not use their own laptops for presentations.
All poster sessions are in the Junior Ballroom. Authors in the morning sessions are asked to have their posters in place by 7:45 a.m. and taken down at noon. Afternoon posters may be put up at 12:45 p.m. and taken down at 5:30 p.m. Authors of posters should be present at their posters for 2 hours during their allotted sessions: 9–11 a.m. for morning sessions, and 2:30–4:30 p.m. for afternoon sessions.
Poster presenters have one 4’ x 8’ (1219 mm x 2438 mm) horizontal “landscape” poster display surface, and numbers on the poster boards correspond to the poster booth numbers listed in the Program. Pushpins will be provided. For student presenters, please discuss the fonts and layout of your poster with your advisor so you can have the highest impact for your visitors.
Speaker Ready Room
The Speaker Ready Room is located in Room 210 on the 2nd floor of the Convention Center, and will be open as follows:
- Wednesday, 6 April: 3–7 p.m.
- Thursday, 7 April: 7 a.m.–7 p.m.
- Friday, 8 April: 7 a.m.–2 p.m.
Each oral presenter must bring their PowerPoint or PDF presentation on a USB-compatible flash drive (a.k.a. thumb drive or memory stick) to the Speaker Ready Room for uploading to their session’s folder according to the deadlines below. Failure to do so may result in presentations being omitted from session sequences. Morning presentations must be uploaded by the end of the day prior to the presentation, and afternoon presentations must be uploaded by noon on the day of the presentation.
||Upload Not Later Than
|Thursday, 7 April, AM
||7 p.m., Wednesday, 6 April
|Thursday, 7 April, PM
||noon, Thursday, 7 April
|Friday, 8 April, AM
||7 p.m., Thursday, 7 April
|Friday, 8 April, PM
||noon, Friday, 8 April
Information for Session Chairs
Session chairs are required to attend a Session Chairs Orientation, being held 7–7:30 a.m., in Room 203 on Thursday, 7 April and Friday, 8 April. Session chairs are requested to adhere to the schedule and to encourage the strict time limits provided to speakers. Session chairs will be responsible for handling Zoom versions of the sessions with the assistance of student volunteers.