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POSTER PRESENTATIONS
  • How big can the poster be? Each poster is allotted a 4 ft by 8 ft (120 by 240 cm) space.
  • What materials should I use to construct the poster? Posters will be mounted on display panels by pushpins, so you should construct your poster from paper or other lightweight material. Pushpins will be provided for you. Do not put your poster on thick poster board or any material that is not suited for pushpin mounting.
  • When to put up the poster? Put your poster up on display between 9:00 and 12:00 Monday morning, June 11. Please do not remove them before 9:30 Wednesday morning, June 13.
  • When is the Poster Session? The poster session and accompanying reception will be 5:00 to 7:00 Monday evening, June 11. We ask that you be present at your poster during that time. The posters will remain accessible to attendees throughout the meeting for continued discussions.
  • Where should I display my poster? Posters will be on display in the University Center gymnasium. Each poster will be assigned a number in the symposium schedule. Please locate and mount your poster on the display panel that bears your number.

ORAL PRESENTATIONS
  • How long should I speak? Prepare to speak for 15 minutes. Discussion will follow. Timing of presentations will be strictly controlled to so attendees can move among parallel sessions.
  • What audio-visual equipment is available? Your lecture room will be equipped with the following:
    • transparency projector
    • 35 mm slide projector
    • computer and computer projection system
  • (IMPORTANT: see special instructions below)
35 mm slides

If you are using 35 mm slides, you must show up to your lecture room at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the session in which your talk is scheduled in order to load and test your slides on the projector.

VCR

A VCR is not standard equipment in the lecture rooms. A VCR will be present in the lecture room only if a speaker checked the box for a VCR when submitting the abstract form. If you now need a VCR but did not indicate this on your abstract submission form, you must notify us by e-mail to colloid@andrew.cmu.edu no later than May 15. Be sure to include the presentation title, speaker and corresponding author names in your e-mail message.

If you are using a VCR, you must show up to your lecture room at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the session in which your talk is scheduled in order to load your video and test that it is properly projected.

Computer Projection

Speakers who elect to use computer projection must bring a backup copy of their talk on transparencies in case of malfunction or system incompatibility. You must show up to your lecture room at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the session in which your talk is scheduled, in order to load your file onto the computer (if you use our computer) and/or to verify that your presentation will be projected correctly. We highly recommend that you take advantage of one of the special early file loading opportunities.

**Additional Early Opportunities to Load Your Presentation onto One of Our Computers.**
You are strongly encouraged to load your presentation file onto our computer well in advance of your session. Having the presentation files loaded in advance will help to ensure that the sessions run on schedule without delays.
Saturday, June 9, 2:00 10:00 PM. McConomy Auditorium in the University Center. Signs at the registration desk will help you find this room. Load your file onto the computer that is designated for the lecture room in which you are scheduled to talk. (Check the Meeting Schedule page of this website to find the time and location of your presentation(s).) Symposium staff will be present to assist you.

Sunday, June 10, 10:30 AM 12:30 PM. Go to the lecture room in which your talk is scheduled to be given. A staff member will be present to assist you. (Check the Meeting Schedule page of this website to find the time and location of your presentation(s).) If you are scheduled for any of the following lecture rooms Rangos I, Rangos II, Rangos III, or Posner Hall Room 153 please consult the registration desk staff for instructions on where to load your file.

The following options are available:
1) Use our computer. A personal computer running Windows will be available in each lecture room. Each computer will be have Microsoft Office 2000, which includes PowerPoint for presentations. To load your presentation file onto the computer before your session starts, the computer is equipped with a CD-ROM drive and a 3.5 inch floppy drive. Do not use zipped or compressed files.
2) Use your own computer. Make sure your laptop computer has a standard VGA Video Output built-in. This will allow your laptop to be plugged directly into our projection system. If your computer is not equipped with such an output, you must bring your own video display adaptor. (This may apply if you have a Mac that is more than 3 years old.) If you are from another country whose electrical power is different from the United States (110 V, 60Hz), you must bring your own power converter. We cannot provide power converters.






05/20/01
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