Notes on time management
- The key to a successful presentation is to practice it repeatedly. It is crucial that you manage the timing and ensure that the session adheres to the designated duration. A colleague will inform you when there are 10 and 5 minutes remaining.
- Avoid running out of time, as the question and answer portion is one of the most vital aspects of the session. Allocate sufficient time for this segment, as it will allow you to address important points from your talk. By doing so, you can enhance your presentation and captivate the audience.
- It is better to proceed at a steady pace and cover fewer points than to rush through everything like a "Road Runner." Remember, less is more.
Slide style and design
The organizing team recommends maintaining the event's graphic style. We have provided the following template:
Additionally, we offer some advice (although it may be cliché) to ensure your presentation is not affected by the circumstances and the content truly stands out:
- Limit each slide to eight lines of text (it's better to use two slides than cram everything into one).
- Each line should have a maximum of 30 characters.
- Use a font size of 28 points or larger, and use generous line spacing.
- Use concise words with strong meaning to ensure easy readability and lasting impact on the audience.
- Remember, the slides are a tool, not the focus. You, as the speaker, and your contributions are what matter most.
- If the content requires attention due to complexity, divide it into sections and use outlines to expand or condense specific topics of relevance.
- Avoid excessive use of CAPITAL LETTERS as they hinder readability, take up space, and are unappealing to the audience. Instead, consider using bold or italics, but use them sparingly. Underlining is also not recommended.
- The projector has a 4:3 format and supports HDMI connection.
Format of the talks
The talks follow a standard format that is familiar from previous editions.
Each speaker has a maximum of 40 minutes, with a minimum of 35 minutes, to present and delve into their topic.
A volunteer will provide two prompts: one when there are 10 minutes remaining and another when there are 5 minutes remaining.
After the presentation, we will transition to the question and answer session. The speaker will have 5 to 10 minutes to address the questions raised by the audience members who attended the talk.