INFORMATION FOR SPEAKERS AND CHAIRPERSONS
The role of the chairpersons is to monitor speaking and discussion times and to lead the discussions. Chairpersons control the switch between presentations. Use a ppt presentation in the 4:3 format with white background. All speakers must submit their presentations in the Secretary Room, on the ground level of the venue in the Ballroom, at least 2 hours before the start of their session in order to check their slides with the technical staff and upload the presentation onto the PC where your lecture is taking place.
Multimedia Considerations and Slide Preparation
Presenters: Make your presentations compatible with on-site audio/visual specifications.
All screens in Malta will be 4:3 widescreen format.
…Before Traveling (Recommended)…
It is highly recommended to send your presentation by email from the 5th to the 11th of June to: firstname.lastname@example.org
SPECIFYING IN THE SUBJECT Symposium number and Symposium presentation (e.g. S33.2 Symposium n 32 presentation n 2).
Speakers can upload their presentations at any time from the beginning of the Conference and do not need to wait until the day of presentation. Speakers in morning sessions are strongly advised to pre-load their presentation the day before.
If using a PowerPoint presentation (or any other PC based application), please note you need to bring it on a USB Memory stick and load it on one of the Conference computers in the Secretary Room at least 2 hour before the start of the session.
Please note that the conference computers in the session halls are being supplied with Office 2013.
If combining video films with PowerPoint, please make sure to check it in the session hall where your lecture is taking place during a coffee or lunch break prior to your session, at least 30 minutes before the start of the session – even after checking it in the Speakers’ Ready Room.
Alternatively, you may supply your own laptop computer. In such a case please confirm that it has a VGA socket for external signal and come to check it first in Secretary Room as soon as you arrive and later on in the session hall where your lecture is taking place during the coffee or lunch break prior to your session, at least 30 minutes before the start of the session.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR MACINTOSH USERS:
In order to use MAC presentations on a PC compatible computer please note that you need to prepare it according to the instructions below, before bringing it to the Secretary Room:
» Use a common font, such as Arial, Times New Roman, Verdana etc.
(special fonts might be changed to a default font on a PowerPoint based PC).
» Insert pictures as JPG files (and not TIF, PNG or PICT – these images will not be visible on a PowerPoint based PC).
Alternatively, you may use your own Macintosh laptop computer. In such a case please confirm you provide it with a VGA adaptor for external signal, advise the operators in the Secretary Room about it as soon as you arrive and later on test it in the session hall where your lecture is taking place during the coffee or lunch break prior to your session, at least 30 minutes before the start of the session.
LENGTH OF SYMPOSIA:
Please note each symposia is allocated strictly 105 minutes. Please ensure you allocate time for all speakers + opening, closing and discussion within this timeframe. Due to the tight schedule of the conference, no symposia will be allowed to overrun the allocated time. A wall clock is provided in every meeting room for your convenience.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon at the MNS Conference 2017.
Whole-day poster presentations take place in the Poster Area of the exhibition hall in front to the main restaurant from Monday through Thursday, June 12-15. Authors are requested to be in attendance at their poster for discussion, as scheduled below:
Monday, June 12 – Thursday, June 15
08:00 – 16:15 Poster session
12:30 – 14:00 All poster authors in attendance
Please find your board number by locating your abstract on the programme book.
You should display your poster on the board number assigned to you.
Poster boards are 2 meters high and 1 meter wide (portrait format).
Posters can be affixed by double-sided adhesive tape, available at the Poster Assistance desk onsite.
Posters should be mounted at 08:00 am.
Removal: Posters from the day sessions must be removed imperatively at the end of the day of presentation. Please respect this removal so that the following poster presenters can mount their material.
The organisers cannot be responsible for posters not removed by the above stated time.