Oral and Poster Presentation Guidelines



The oral presentation will be scheduled as concurrent sessions with up to seven talks per session. Each talk will be allotted a 15 min time slot. We strongly recommend that you have a 10-minute presentation with 2-3 minutes allotted for questions.  This allows for a couple of minutes to switch between presenters.

All presentations will be given on Microsoft PowerPoint using a Macintosh OS laptop.  You will not be allowed to access your slides through Google Slides or download from your email during the session. Therefore, you should plan to load your presentations onto the laptop using a USB drive or by downloading at least 30 minutes prior to the start of your scheduled session. Once you have loaded your slides on the laptop, you should confirm that the formatting is correct.

 If you are in the morning session, you should load your presentations on the computer immediately after registration is completed. If you are in the afternoon session, you can load your presentations during the lunch break.

Awards will be given for the best oral presentations in each of the concurrent sessions. There will be a separate room available for practicing your talk.



The posters should measure 48” wide X 36” tall or smaller. Three-legged easels with 48” X 36” foam poster boards and binder clips will be provided to hold your poster.

There are two poster sessions spanning the lunch break. The odd-numbered posters will present during Poster session I and the even-numbered posters will present during Poster session II. If you have an odd-numbered poster, plan on displaying the poster when you arrive. The poster will be on display till the end of poster session I. Following session I, the even-numbered posters will replace the odd-numbered posters and will be on display for the rest of the afternoon.

Awards will be given for best posters in various sub-disciplines of Biology.