Guidelines for Oral Presentations


Every speaker must be registered for the conference.

Oral Presentations

Please check the programme for your presentation. Your talk is scheduled for 12 minutes plus 3 minutes for questions and change of speaker. Keynote speakers have 25 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions. Please rehearse your presentation to make sure that you stay within the allowed time.

Presentation Format

Only presentations using MS Powerpoint format (.ppt or .pptx) or Adobe PDF format (.pdf) can be displayed. If you use other programs to generate your slides please convert them to the appropriate format and test the appearance on a Windows computer.

Meeting Room Equipment

The meeting room will be equipped with one video projector, a screen, and one Windows computer for the presentation. To avoid compatibility problems and a loss of time, only this computer can be used. Please do not try to use your own computer/tablet for the presentation. Please bring your presentation on a USB key or drive. If your animations cannot be embedded in your presentation make sure that you bring them as well. Presentations should be uploaded at the front desk after your registration, the day before your presentation, or at latest during the break before the presentation. For any questions on the presentation please contact us by e-mail.

Some Suggestions for your Oral Presentation

Use sans-serif 16 to 20 point fonts for text or numbers. Use heavy line thickness for graphics. Content: Use short clear text. Remember that people cannot read and listen at the same time. Show information piece by piece, build to the conclusion and use simple diagrams. Plan on one slide for each minute of talk.

Recommendations for Invited Keynote Speakers

Keynote speakers should give a short overview of past and current research before presenting their own research. Please emphasize the major research achievements and breakthroughs, and present the main challenges and perspectives for the future.

Guidelines for Poster Presentations


At least one author of a poster must be registered for the conference.

Poster Size and Mounting

The poster size is A0 portrait (width x height = 84 cm x 119 cm). We will provide removable poster strips (tesa® Powerstrips) for mounting the posters on the display panels. Please only use these strips and no other adhesive tapes! Please include your poster number and session acronym in the upper left or right corner of your poster. You can find the number in the conference programme. You also might want to include a photo of you. This makes it easier for the participants to locate you during the poster session or coffee breaks. The location of your poster panel is shown on the site map.

Poster Session Format

All posters will be on display during the whole week. There will be three poster sessions. Each poster is assigned to one of these sessions (see conference programme). Each poster session consists of two parts (morning and afternoon). Please make sure that at least one author of a poster is present at the poster board during both parts of the corresponding session. Posters have to removed no later than Friday 04 Sep 2015 at 13:00.

Suggestions for Poster Formatting

Keep the poster simple and use large fonts and clear graphics. Make sure your poster has a logical flow. Do not try to overload the poster with text and small images. Do not try to tell the entire story on the panel. Save some key points for the one-on-one discussion.

Poster Printing in Innsbruck

Studia Kopier- & Digitaldruckzentrum
Herzog-Siegmund-Ufer 15, A-6020 Innsbruck
Email: copy [at]

site map The site map (PDF file) shows the location of the lecture hall, poster hall and the arrangement of poster panels

Conference Hall 01 Conference Hall 02 The lecture hall consists of two rooms, M.EG.180 and L.EG.200 (shown is only one), with a dividing wall which will be removed during the conference to increase the capacity to about 440 seats

Poster Display Panels Each poster display panel consists of three parts and supports a total of six posters (front and rear side). The poster format is A0 portrait

Poster Hall Posters will be displayed in the foyer of the Center for Chemistry and Biomedicine (CCB) close to the lecture hall M.EG.180 and L.EG.200 (see site map)