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Mercury 2024 - Guidelines for Poster and Platform Presentations

Platform Presentations

To ensure the smooth running of each session, only PowerPoint (.ppt or .pptx), Keynote, and Portable Document Format (.pdf) presentations will be accommodated. The conference will have computers running Microsoft Windows and Macintosh OS in each presentation room; Microsoft PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat Reader (Windows and Macintosh) will be the software used for presentations. Presenters should ensure that their files are compatible with these programs.

Presentations should be uploaded in advance of the conference using the supplied link. Files will only be accepted on flash drives/memory sticks that plug into a standard USB port.Please turn in your file(s) at the Speaker Ready Room at least 1 day before your scheduled presentation. You will not be able to load your presentation in the room that you are presenting.

Your presentation has been allocated a total of 15 minutes in the conference program, and at least two-three minutes of this time should be reserved for questions and comments from the audience. Out of courtesy and fairness to all participants, your oral presentation should not exceed 13 minutes, and the time schedule will be strictly followed. Each presentation room at the conference will be set-up with a conference computer, LCD projector, laser pointer, podium, and microphone.

To maximize the quality and clarity of your presentation, please adhere to the following guidelines.

Poster Presentations

A significant amount of time on the agenda is given to the poster sessions. In the past there have been so many posters submitted that the poster session changes on a daily basis to allow all posters to be seen. The inclusion of posters also encourages the presentation of edgier topics and those which are new and developmental. There are also significant number of posters presented by student delegates.

Posters will be presented on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during the conference in the Cromdale exhibition hall of the convention centre. Presenters are expected to be present at their posters during their dedicated poster session times.

Suggestions for effective posters: