Oral Presentation Guidelines


When to submit your powerpoint presentation?

For uploading your powerpoint presentation, you should submit your presentation during the session before your session. We will provide a computer with uploading availabilities in front of the room, where your session will be.

An example:

Session 1 is between 08:00 and 09:30 AM
Session 2 is between 10:00 and 11:30 AM

If your oral presentation is in session 2, then you should go to the powerpoint desk directly in front of the room where your presentation will be during session 1.

We offer you the following two options to upload your powerpoint file:


You should be at your powerpoint desk at least 1 hour before the start of your session (here session 2). Thus your powerpoint upload times would be between 08:00 AM and 09:00 AM in this example.


You may alternatively upload your powerpoint file in the morning of the day of your presentation between 07:00 and 08:00 AM.


If case your oral presentation is in the first session of the respective day, you should upload your presentation at least 1 hour before start of the first session of the day. In this case you will have to be at the room of your session at 07:00 AM, since session 1 starts at 08:00 AM.


How to submit your powerpoint presentation?

We will provide a computer with Windows XP and Powerpoint 2000 installed. Your slides will be projected with a projector onto a screen.

It is not possible that you use your own computer for presentation.


It is compulsory to bring your presentation on a CD-ROM or USB memory stick. To be on the safe side, we would recommend to bring your presentation on two different media (e.g. on 2 CDs or on CD and memory stick in parallel).

We will provide the other formats as shown below. However, we can not guarantee that the other media will work.

We cannot take the responsibility for media formats other than CD-ROM or USB-memory stick.

It is your responsibility to bring your presentation to the conference site on CD-ROM and/or USB-media stick. If you want to use any other data format, you should take the presentation in parallel on an intact CD-ROM or USB-media stick with you.

We are not responsible for the content of the powerpoint presentations shown at the WCDA. Each speaker is responsible for the content of his/her presentation.


Our computer will have the following possibilities to upload presentations:

CD-ROM (recommended)
USB 1.1 and 2.0 (e.g. for use of an USB memory stick, also recommended)
CD-RW (please do not use this medium, as there are often problems with CD-RWs)
DVD (please do not use this medium, as there may be problems with DVDs)
USB-Card reader (we will provide the card-reader)

The card reader will be able to read the following formats:

Card type Card size
Compact Flash Type I/II 4 - 512 MB
IBM Micro Drive 340 MB / 512 MB / 1.2 GB
Sony Memory Stick 4 - 128 MB
Sony Memory Stick Pro 256 MB
Multimedia Card 8 - 128 MB
Secure Digital Card 8 - 256 MB
Smart Media Card 4 - 256 MB


We will not provide overhead projectors.

We will not provide 35 mm slide projection system.

OWN PC Requests

For technical reasons, it is not possible to use your own computer for powerpoint presentation. If it is vitally important for you to use your own computer, please contact us via email (bulitta@ibmp.osn.de). We will send you an answer within three working days. Without our written confirmation for an "Own_PC_Request", we assume you will bring your presentation on CD and/or USB-memory stick (at least in duplicate).

Own_PC_Requests can only be considered until August 25, 2004. Requests after this date can not be considered for technical reasons.

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