Oral Presenters Guidelines

PRESENTATION COLLECTION and REVIEW

All presentations (DTRA-FUNDED RESEARCH, DoD FUNDED RESEARCH, and Non-GOVERNMENT FUNDED RESEARCH) will be reviewed and cleared for public release. No proprietary or Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) will be presented. Presentation collection begins October 3 with a deadline of October 31.

TIPS FOR PREPARING YOUR PRESENTATION

PUBLIC RELEASE MARKERS

Branded images with public release statements must be included on all presentations. Images must be placed in the lower right corner of the first slide to identify DTRA-FUNDED RESEARCH, DoD FUNDED RESEARCH, and Non-GOVERNMENT FUNDED RESEARCH. Images will be available for download on the presentation collection website.

Oral Presentation Guidelines

Oral presenters must provide slides in PowerPoint or PDF format for a 20-minute presentation. The 20-minute timeslots include presentation and audience Q&A session.

Fonts

Avoid using small fonts. In general, 28 point and larger fonts are easily readable. Avoid fancy serifs; bolded characters are suggested.

Graphics

Graphics should be well designed, simple and readable.

Visability

Session rooms will be set for 250 to 300 people. Make sure visuals are clear and legible. Screen format for projectors in session rooms is 16:9 aspect ratio.

Audio/Visual

Each session room will be equipped with a Windows PC laptop, projector, one screen, and confidence monitor. A slide advancer, laser pointer, speaker timer and microphone (lavaliere and podium) are available to each presenter. Presenters are required to use the PC laptops provided. Use of personal laptops or other devices is not permitted.

Media Clips And Video

PC Users: WMV file format is the best way to ensure compatibility within PowerPoint. MPEG and AVI formats are not recommended.

Mac Users: Quicktime movies (MOV file format) do not play directly within a slide in PowerPoint on a PC. You can hyperlink to files and open the links in a separate video player window. Alternatively, the conference team recommends you convert the file to a WMV format, which should play properly in PowerPoint slides.