Information for presenters

Speakers are able to send their final presentation as a PDF or PowerPoint file prior to the conference by e-mail to Please bring a back-up copy on a CD or USB memory stick.

If you are unable to send your presentation prior to the conference, please bring it with you on a USB memory stick. You should save the presentation into the appropriate pre-named session folders on the desktop of the house computer and files should be saved by surname and initial.

To optimise compatibility, particularly for the inclusion of multimedia components, PowerPoint presentations should have been saved using PowerPoint's "Package for CD" facility. Direct connection of personal laptops (with set-up in the break prior to the corresponding session) is an acceptable but not preferred alternative. If presenting from a Macintosh computer, please bring a VGA cable with you.

The meeting space is reasonably large so speakers should use a minimum 15-point font size in PowerPoint slides to ensure legibility. Presenters are asked to prepare their talks to match the allocated times which will be rigidly enforced by session chairs.

Poster Presenter information
You can mount your poster from 08:00 on Wednesday 4 September. The poster session will take place on Thursday 5 September at 16:30. Posters must not be larger than A1 in size or 594mm in width x 840mm in height. The posters board are portrait format. If your poster does not fit within these dimensions, we cannot guarantee it will be displayed. Fixing material will be provided to mount your poster. All posters must be removed on Friday 6 September by 14:00. Although organisers will endeavour to save poster material, no guarantee can be made for posters not removed by this time.

Key dates

  • Extended abstract submission deadline:
    15 May  2013
    Poster submission deadline:
    28 June 2013
  • Early registration deadline extended:
    1 August 2013
  • Registration deadline:
    23 August 2013