SICB Annual Meeting 2014
January 3-7, 2014
Austin, TX

Guidelines for Oral Presentations

As you make final preparations for your presentation at the SICB meeting in January, please use the following information to prepare.

  1. Regular session oral presentations are scheduled as 15 minute presentations which includes time for you to walk to the podium, be introduced by moderator, and initiate your computer files. Please plan your actual presentation to be completed in 12 minutes; allowing time to answer questions as these make the sessions much more interactive. Time limits will be strictly enforced.

  2. Most symposia presentations are scheduled as 30 minute presentations with 25 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for questions. However, some organizers requested slightly different formats. Please check specific symposia for details.

  3. Five minute presentations are allowed 5 min for the presentation; three min are then provided for questions and speaker change/introductions.

  4. Every session at the meeting will be furnished with a computer and a computer projector. If you requested audio for your presentation when you submitted your abstract, it will be available in your session. Please bring a copy of your presentation file on memory stick (USB), or CD-ROM.

  5. You MUST come to the Ready Room (Room 619) to have the student in the Ready Room check you in and to practice your presentation. There will be a computer and computer projector so that you can practice using the equipment that will be in each session room. The computers used in the ready room and in each session room are PCs with Windows and also a few Mac computers at the ready in case they are needed. If you have any difficulties, tell the student in the Ready Room and he or she will have an audio visual technician meet with you to resolve the problem. It is suggested that you come to the Ready Room at least one time slot prior to your presentation.