Oral Presentations Instructions

  • Presentations should last 15 minutes max. and are followed by a 5 minutes discussion. 
  • All presentations are held on-site.
  • Four presentations comprise a session of 90 minutes and are moderated by a chair person. Please make sure you know in which session you present.
  • All presentations are held in English.


For presenters

  • Bring your presentation on a USB flash drive, as a computer will be provided in each room. There is no possibility to connect your laptop. Please note that there are no Macintosh computers available. 
  • Upload your presentation before the start of your session. For this, please be in the room 15 minutes before the start of your session.


Instructions for slides

  • Prepare your presentation in PowerPoint format. Please use common fonts like Arial, Times New Roman etc.
  • For a 15 minutes presentation you should prepare a maximum of 12 slides (including introduction and end slide).
  • Be sure that all slides follow the same layout.
  • Do not provide too detailed content.
  • Do not use too many animations.
  • Use graphs and pictures instead of tables and words. 


Instructions for chairs

  • Make sure you know which session you are chairing.

  • Arrive at the room of the session 5 - 10 minutes before the start of the session.
  • Confirm firm the attendance of the presenters.
  • Each session lasts 90 minutes and has 4 presentations. Presentations should last 15 minutes and are followed by a discussion of 5 minutes.
  • There will be technical supporting staff, however, please make sure that all presentations are uploaded on the provided computer beforethe start of the session.
  • Start by introducing yourself and the presenters. The order of the presentations is as indicated in the program.
  • Make sure that the presenters adhere to the time limit. For time warnings, cards indicating 5 minutes, 1 minute, and stop will be available.
  • If there is time left after the last presentation, encourage an overall discussion.
  • Thank the presenters and the audience for their participation and conclude the session.