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Information for Presenters

Oral Presentations

  • Oral presentations will be 15 minutes in duration, plus 3 minutes question time.
  • Times will be strictly enforced by chairpersons – presentations running over 15 minutes will be cut short.
  • Presenters are encouraged to practice talks and timing.
  • Presentations must be checked by the presenter with the audio-visual technician in the speakers’ presentation room as soon as possible after registering at the Conference venue.
  • Presenters should arrive at their session room, introduce themselves to the chairperson and familiarise themselves with the audio-visual facilities including checking their presentation at least 10 minutes prior to session commencement.

NextGEN Lightning Presentations

The NextGen Lightning session is designed to profile early career and student presenters wanting to share their research and network, without the need to present a full conference talk or paper.

  • NextGEN Lightning presentations will be 3 minutes in duration, with an extra two minutes for questions and presenter changeover.
  • Presenters will be able to use between 1 and 3 Microsoft PowerPoint slides maximum, produced using the conference NextGen Lightning slide template, and submitted in advance of the conference week (the template, submission deadline and instructions will be supplied after abstract acceptance).
  • All slides must not contain animations of any kind. Slide content should be simple and not overburdened with detail – “minimising detail maximises information transfer”.
  • Presentations should be pitched for an intelligent and somewhat informed but not specialist audience.
  • Presenters are encouraged to practice talk timing as times will be strictly enforced by chairpersons. Presentations running over 3 minutes will be cut short.
  • All presenters’ slides will be combined into one NextGen Lightning Conference Presentation by the organising committee. Individual presenters will have the opportunity to check their slides are displaying correctly as a part of this final combined presentation with the audio-visual technician in the speakers’ presentation room after registering at the Conference venue. No responsibility is taken by the conference organisers to ensure that slides display correctly – it is the responsibility of individual presenters to check.
  • Presenters should arrive at their session room, introduce themselves to the chairperson and familiarise themselves with the audio-visual facilities including checking their presentation at least 10 minutes prior to session commencement.

Poster Presentations

  • Each poster board is 2.4m high x 1m wide, mounted vertically. Posters must be portrait size, 841mm high x 594mm wide (A1 size).
  • There is limited space in the Poster Display area and so it is not possible to accommodate posters in landscape format.
  • Velcro will be supplied by the Conference organiser.
  • Authors must prepare all posters beforehand in a form enabling easy mounting.
  • Posters should be typed in clear bold print that can be easily read from distances over one metre with the title displayed in block capitals of minimum size 25mm (1″) at the top of the poster. The title should also display the names of the author(s) and the institution(s) of origin.
  • Contents should summarise the accepted paper, i.e., the study purpose/objectives, methods, results and conclusion(s).
  • Illustrations should be professionally drawn (hand drawn material will not be accepted).
  • All contents should be simple and not overburdened with detail – “minimising detail maximises information transfer”.
  • Authors may provide handout material relating to their poster.
  • All posters must be mounted by the author between 8.30am and 10.00am, Wednesday 8 September, prior to the beginning of morning tea, and removed after 4.00pm, Friday 10 September. All posters must be removed no later than 5.00pm on Friday 10 September.

Key Dates

Call for Abstracts Open

9 September 2020

Call for Abstracts Close

29 January 2021

Registration Open

1 February 2021

Accepted Abstracts Notified

March 2021

Full Paper Submission Deadline

30 April 2021

Early Bird Registration Close

14 June 2021

Final Paper Submission Deadline

25 June 2021

Extended Abstract Submission Deadline

25 June 2021

Speaker Registration Deadline

28 June 2021