Instructions for presenters

Oral presentations

Speakers are able to send their final presentation as a PDF or PowerPoint file prior to the conference by e-mail to Please bring a back-up copy on a CD or USB memory stick. If you are unable to send your presentation prior to the conference, please bring it with you on a USB memory stick. You should save the presentation into the appropriate pre-named session folders on the desktop of the house computer and files should be saved by surname and initial.

To optimise compatibility, particularly for the inclusion of multimedia components, PowerPoint presentations should have been saved using PowerPoint's "Package for CD" facility. Direct connection of personal laptops (with set-up in the break prior to the corresponding session) is an acceptable but not preferred alternative. If presenting from a Macintosh computer, please bring a VGA cable with you. You are reminded that the UK has 3-pin sockets so, if you require a plug adaptor, you should also bring this with you.

The meeting space is reasonably large so speakers should use a minimum 15-point font size in PowerPoint slides to ensure legibility. Presenters are asked to prepare their talks to match the allocated times which will be rigidly enforced by session chairs.


Posters will be on display throughout the conference in 'The Street' and can be mounted from 12:00 on Monday 7 April.  Please remove your poster by 16:30 on Wednesday 9 April.

Poster boards measure 2m high x 1m wide and are Velcro compatible. Velcro will be supplied. Please ensure your poster fits within these dimensions otherwise, we cannot guarantee it will be displayed.

Key dates

Early registration deadline:
22 March 2014

Poster submission deadline:
28 March 2014

Paper submission deadline:
5 April 2014

Registration deadline:
5 April 2014