Information for Speakers

All oral presentations will be held in the Seaport World Trade Center's Amphitheater. The "Speaker Ready Room" will be in Washington. There are two categories of oral presentations: invited and contributed. The time allocations are as follows:

  Time Allocation
Category Presentation Questions
Invited 25 min. 5 min.
Contributed 12 min. 3 min.

The Program Organizing Committee makes the final determination regarding acceptance and the content of the program. Oral presentations that are accepted but cannot be accommodated as oral presentations will be accepted as posters instead. Please notify the LOC ( as early as possible if you want to remove your contribution.


LCD projectors and computers will be provided for all oral sessions. The presentations are preloaded on the computers inside the session room by our technicians in the Speaker Ready Room (Washington). You need to give your presentations to the technicians at the latest during the break prior to your presention or before the start of the first session of the day of your presentation. You will not be able use your own laptop. This will be strictly enforced. Details the equipment which will be supplied can be found on the Audio-Visual Information page.

In the session, you will control your presentation on the computer provided in the session room. Please do not load your presentation on the computer in the session room yourself as it will be deleted.

Testing Talks

It is strongly recommended that you test your presentation in the Speaker Ready Room (Washington) during the break or scheduled time preceding your presentation. The computers in the Speaker Ready Room and the session rooms are exactly alike. If your presentation looks good in the Speaker Ready Room, it will look good in the session.

Speaker Ready Room Hours

Someone will be available to assist you during the following times. Please feel free to drop by and ask questions.

Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Before First Session of the Day 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
During Scheduled Breaks  
Last Hour of Lunch Period