Competitive and Case Paper Sessions
- Allow 15 minutes maximum per presentation. We ask that you keep to these time limits as closely as possible. It is highly unfair if one speaker takes up more than his/her allotted time and therefore reduces the time allotted for everyone else. The session chair will also be asked to control the time for all the presenters and ask you to stop if you run over your time limit. We suggest that you bring a watch, a stopwatch or small clock and use it to monitor your use of time!
- Computers (running Microsoft Windows) and projectors will be available in all rooms. You simply need to bring your presentations in the form of a PowerPoint file on a USB Memory Stick. To figure out how many individual PowerPoint slides you can reasonably present within your time slot, divide the number of minutes you have by two (that is, if you have 15 minutes, prepare no more than 7 or 8 slides). Your slides should be printed in a minimum of 18-20 point font, in order for your text to be seen from the audience.
- If possible, it is very helpful for session participants to meet 10 minutes BEFORE the session starts so that everyone can be introduced, the equipment can be checked, handouts distributed, and presentations uploaded to avoid having to do this in the time of the session itself.
Interactive Paper Sessions
- Interactive Paper Sessions are designed to create a more interactive atmosphere with greater discussion to help papers in earlier stages of development. In line with this goal, each presenter will be allowed a maximum of 8-10 minutes to outline the main ideas and key contributions of their paper. Participants may either present using a PowerPoint presentation or by simply discussing their main paper ideas. This will be followed by a conversation and discussion among all presenters, the session chair, and other attendees.
- If possible, it is very helpful for session participants to meet 10 minutes BEFORE the session starts so that everyone can be introduced, the equipment can be checked, handouts distributed, and presentations uploaded if needed to avoid having to do this in the time of the session itself.
- While not required, to aid in the discussion, you are encouraged to bring 15-20 copies of a summary of your paper to the session as a handout. The handout should be just a sheet of paper with double-sided printing. On the handout, present the key points of the paper, for example your slides or the Abstract, Hypotheses and Tables of Results. The paper title, author(s) and their addresses should be at the top, along with the session date and time.