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IMCC3 Presenter Information

All presenters at IMCC 2014 will be required to register and pay to be included in the final program and present at the congress. The following presenter information is subject to change at this time.

A pdf of the Presenter Information can be downloaded here.

Symposium and Oral Presentations

Oral presentation rooms will be equipped with a computer and a data projector.

Symposium talks must be either 15 minutes or 30 minutes in length, with 3 minutes for discussion. This time limit will be strictly enforced by session organizers to keep sessions in synchrony. Each symposium must include a discussion period at the end.

Full-length contributed oral presentations are limited to 15 minutes, which should comprise 12 minutes for actual presenting and 3 minutes for questions. This time limit will be strictly enforced by session moderators to keep concurrent sessions in synchrony.

How to Upload your Talk

Presenters will have the opportunity to load their presentation via a ftp server in advance of the congress or may transfer their presentations to a central computer in the Speaker Ready Room at the congress.

Presentations will NOT be uploaded in the individual session rooms. All talks must be uploaded in advance of the congress or at least one day in advance of when the talk is scheduled. If you choose to upload your talk via the ftp site, please check-in at the Speaker Ready Room at least the day before your presentation to confirm that your talk has been received.
A technician will be available in the Speaker Ready Room to help you load your presentation. The schedule is:

  • Sunday (14 August): 11 am-5 pm
  • Friday (15 August) – Monday (18 August) from 7:30 am – 3:00 pm

To upload your presentation in advance of the congress:

  • The outside address of the server is
  • The username is seccftptech and the password is 5eccT3ch2014
  • This will connect directly into the seccftptech folder on the ftp server.

How to Save Your Presentation

The conference will be using the standard 4 x 3 format for PowerPoint slides. Presentation file names must include your day of presentation, room name, specific time of presentation (in 24 hour format), and your surname as illustrated in the following example: 18JUL_Lomond_1545_Jones. If you choose to upload your presentation onsite, you must save your presentation to a USB thumb-drive.

Speed Presentations

The speed presentation room will be equipped with a computer and a data projector.

Presenters will present their work as a four (4) minute speed-talk during the contributed presentation session on Saturday, 16 August. Please note: each speed talk is allotted 5-minutes to allow for transition to the next speaker but speakers will only have 4 minutes to present.

During the speed-talk, present key ideas and results, utilizing the full 4 minutes. There will be no time for discussion during your talk. Time will be set aside during each session for one-on-one discussions with delegates. The 4-minute time limit will be strictly observed.

For information on how to upload and save your presentation, please see the instructions above.

Poster Prestentations

There will be a dedicated poster sessions on Friday, 15 August from 7:30 P.M. to 9:30 P.M. in the Exhibit Hall. Presenting authors are required to remain at their poster during the session.

All posters must be put up between 10:30 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. on 15 August and must be taken down by 10:30 A.M on 18 August. Any posters that remain up after 10:30 A.M. on 18 August will have to be removed and discarded.

Poster Layout: Please note that your poster must be limited to 42 inches (107 cm) wide by 36 inches (91.5 cm) tall (landscape orientation) in order to fit on the poster board. Posters will be assigned a number that will correspond to the appropriate day and board. Two posters will share one side of the poster board so please obey the size limitations.

The preferred method of creating a poster is using design or presentation software such as Microsoft PowerPoint or Adobe Pagemaker. These programs allow you to lay out the entire poster, including text and graphics, in a single file and then print it using a large, color printer. (Please note that all posters must be printed by the presenter; we will not be able to print posters on site.)

Posters should be easy to understand and be readable from 3-4 feet away. The title should be printed across the top of the poster in characters of at least 84 pt. Author(s), and affiliation(s) should be at least 42 pt.

Subheadings should be at least 30 pt, and all text, including figures and tables, should be no smaller than 24 pt.

For more detailed suggestions on how to design an effective poster, please go to SCB's page on designing posters.

Another good resources on designing posters is: http://www.ncsu.edu/project/posters/NewSite/

Drinks (cash bar) and a light snack will be available during the poster session.