Invited Presenter Information

Presentation Times:

Invited presentations in symposia are allotted a total of 15 minutes or 30 minutes, including time for questions. Symposia organizers and session moderators are instructed to enforce the time limit and the moderator will stop a presenter who exceeds the time limit of 15 or 30 total minutes. Please time your presentation accordingly to avoid this embarrassing situation. 

Please note: If you have a contributed 10-minute paper featured in a symposium, your total time allotment is 10 minutes - 8 minutes for the presentation and 2 minutes for questions.

Presentation Uploads:

Presenters will be notified via email when they are able to upload their presentation online. All presenters must upload their presentations online in advance of the meeting, or in the Presentation Preview Room (PPR) at the Annual Meeting the day prior to their presentation. 

Presentations must be in PowerPoint or PDF format (30MB or less) to upload online. Files larger than 30MB and any associated media (audio or video) files with .avi, .wmv, .wma, .mov, .mpg, .mpeg, .mp3, or. rm file extensions must be uploaded onsite in PPR. Please use the widescreen (16:9) aspect ratio when designing your slides. 

Keynote/Prezi formats are not currently supported. If you need assistance converting your presentation to PowerPoint, please bring your presentation file to the Presentation Preview Room (PPR) onsite in St. Louis. Our PPR staff will be happy to assist you.

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Photography & Social Media:

Be clear with attendees about whether you grant permission for your presentation slides to be photographed or shared on social media. Download these images and insert them in the corner of your slides or poster. (To download, right-click your chosen image and and select “Save Picture As…” or "Save Image As..." to save it to your computer.)

Photography OK NO Photography


Social Media OK NO Social Media

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