Oral presentation instructions


Oral sessions are live sessions moderated by a chair person, with chat and Q&A functions for the audience to participate. Oral presenters have a choice between live presentations and pre-recorded presentations. Both live and pre-recorded presentations can be supported by slides.

All oral sessions are 60-minutes sessions. There are a maximum of 9 presentations in each oral session. The oral presentations are 6 minutes, which cannot be exceeded. You will have 1 minute for the introduction and 5 minutes for the slides.

Your slides: 

  • For 6 minutes of presentation, you can prepare maximum 5 slides in PowerPoint, including the introduction and end slide. 
  • Format: 16:9
  • Be sure that the PowerPoint slides have the same layout all way through. 
  • Observe that the content of each slide is not too detailed.
  • Avoid showing big tables (‘busy slides’) and then ask the audience just to concentrate on a small part of the table. Prepare the results specific for your presentation.
  • Graphs and figures are often better than tables at an oral presentation. Flow charts are very appropriate to describe material.
  • Films and other interactive material or animations are not possible.

Instructions on the speaker dashboard can be found here.