Guidelines for Podium Presentations
Oral presentations are allotted 15 minutes each, including time for questions and discussion. As such, presentations should be approximately 10 to 12 minutes long, leaving roughly 3 to 5 minutes for questions and discussion. The session chairperson is responsible for ensuring that all podium presentations are within the predefined time limit.
Bring your presentation file on a USB device in the morning before presentations or during a break so that we can check that the presentation has not lost formatting as a result of compatibility issues. In advance, please scan your USB device for viruses. Do not bring your laptop to the podium.
All the audiovisual equipment required for your talk will be in the room, including a PC (Windows 10) computer. If your presentation is prepared on a Mac, please test it on a PC to ensure compatibility. If you are embedding videos in your presentation, please contact the organizers in advance to ensure that they will play properly. If you have any special AV requirements, please contact the organizers in advance.
If you are presenting in a virtual session you will be requested to record your presentation in advance and submit it to your session/symposium organizer in advance of the meeting. You will be expected to answer questions virtually after your recorded talk is finished.
Guidelines for Poster Presentations
Poster Size: 110cm (height) x 115cm (width) (43 inches x 45 inches)
Poster material should be presented in a clear and logical format. Keep text to a minimum and use graphs or tables to illustrate your message. Titles should be legible 2.5 metres away and viewers should be able to read the text from 1.5 metres distance. Subheadings should be at least 30 point font. Text font should be at least 20 point, though larger font is encouraged.
If you are presenting a poster in a virtual session, you will be asked to send your poster to the session organizer as a pdf. You will be assigned a time to be online to answer questions about your poster.
The guidelines for student presentations may be found at http://www.capa-acap.net/student-resources/guidelines-student-papers
The Oschinsky-McKern Award ($500) is presented to the top podium presentation.
The Davidson Black Award ($500) is presented to the top poster presentation.
Single- or multi-authored podium presentations and posters will be considered in the competition, granted the student’s contribution to the project was substantive. The award will go only to the student, not the faculty, and if multiple students were involved, the award will be split among multiple student authors.
The final version of the paper/poster must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, October 15, 2021 to be considered for either award.
Follow this link for information about eligibility and the history of the student awards https://capa-acap.net/eligibility-and-history-student-awards