2017 - 10th World Sponge Conference, June 25-30
Presenters

Oral Presentaitons

o   12 mins + 3 mins Q&A will be allocated to oral presentations

o   Presenters must bring their presentation(s) on a USB using naming format ”PaperSubmissionIDSurnameFirstname” There will be the opportunity to upload presentation onsite prior to your presentation.

o   Presenters must organise independently any hand-outs or other material required for presentation.

o   Venue will have a data projector and computer.  

 

 

Speed Talks

 

SPEED TALK GUIDELINES

 

The speed talk is a new format to communicate science in a short period of time. For the Sponge conference the speed talk will be of five minutes including questions, which means you will have to give a three to four minutes presentation and allow at least one minute for questions.

 

As in any other oral presentation, you need to be able to communicate your research following the scientific method, but in a short period of time, and include:

 

1) Context of your research

2) The question or objective of your research

3) Methods

4) Results

5) Contribution of your results/ what they mean and are important

 

To achieve communication without rushing, you can prepare 5 slides, one for each of these points, plus your title and acknowledgments. Then, you need to divide the time per slide, and pick carefully what message you want to communicate. My recommendation is that you write exactly what you plan to say in each slide and check your time, until you manage to explain each slide without rushing. Practice standing up and against the timer, and make sure you go slow.

 

Remember, you do not have to repeat exactly what it is in the slide. The slide communicates half of what you have to say. So, take advantage of the graphics to communicate; “an image value more than 1000 words”.

 

The art of the speed talk is to communicate your research in a simple way, without loosing the science behind. I know, one to five years of work in three minutes presentation sounds horrible. But, the ability to communicate your research in three minutes is a great skill to have. Yes, it is challenging and much harder than communicate the same information in 10 minutes.

 

Remember, the speed talk is to enable the audience to review exiting research in a short period of time. So, you do not need to get into detail. The idea is instead to inspire them to look into your research, so keep your format and content accurate and rigorous.

 

 

o   4 mins + 1 min Q&A and poster space if required will be allocated to Speed Talk presentations

o   Presenters must bring their presentation(s) on a USB using naming format PaperSubmissionIDSurnameFirstname” There will be the opportunity to upload presentation onsite prior to the presentation..

o   Presenters must organise independently any hand-outs or other material required for presentation.

o   Venue will have a data projector and computer. 

 

Posters

 The recommended size of the posters is as follows:

 

o   Maximum poster size is AO or 841 x 1189 mm

 

o   Materials must be easily read at a distance of 1.5 m.

 

o   The layout of the poster is portrait

 

Delegates have the option to print their posters on site in NUI Galway (authors own responsibility).  Please liaise directly with Print That, contact details below and please quote REF: WSC

Please note all orders must be submitted in PDF format by June 12h to have printed for the conference and must be paid for in advance. Payment can be made over the phone by contacting PrintThat on 00353-91 - 492350.  

Price:  Matt €20 Gloss: €30, Laminating + €20
Format:  Pdf under 20MB
Contact Details:  Email: 
printthat@nuigalway.ie  Tel: 091-492350 |  www.nuigalway.ie/printthat