To ensure that all sessions run smoothly and stay on time,
please observe the following guidelines for your
a brief biographical
points) before you arrive at the conference for
use by the session chair when introducing you.
your session chair as early in the
possible to let him or her know who is presenting and to
give him or her your biographical sketch.
in the session room at least 15 minutes before the start
of the session
to check the AV setup.
that your presentation fits the allotted
time. Do at
least one dry run before leaving for your trip. For
research and industrial sessions, you have
most 25 minutes of speaking
time, plus a few
minutes for Q&A. Sessions chairs will have time cards
that they can use to let you know when you have 5 minutes
and 1 minute remaining. Session chairs will be strict
about keeping the sessions on schedule, so you can expect
to be cut off if you run over your allotted time.
your presentation on a floppy disk or CD
(or both for
extra peace of mind) if you are planning to project from
a PC so you can load it onto the PC in the session room.
Do this even if you are bringing your own notebook in
case your notebook has a compatibility problem with the
projector. Macintosh users, please have a copy in PC
format, if possible.
Each presentation room will be equipped with:
- a projection
- an overhead
- a notebook
- an LCD projector
- a laser pointer,
- a handheld wireless
The notebook PCs will have
the following minimum hardware and software
- floppy drive
- CD-ROM drive (the floppy
drive and CD-ROM drive may need to be swapped in some
- Windows 98
- Acrobat Reader
A slide projector can be
arranged on request.
that there will not be Internet connections in any of
the presentation rooms.