Type of Presentations

Oral Presentation

Each presentation is allowed 15-20 minutes to present with 6-8 papers scheduled in incremental 2 hour sessions. Each presentation room is equipped with laptop computer with Microsoft PowerPoint and a data projector so you may bring your presentation on a USB flash drive using either software.

Virtual Presentation

If you cannot attend our conference but still wish to have your paper presented, we offer a virtual presentation for your convenience. Your paper will be presented electronically via laptop computer for viewing and discussion using PowerPoint with narration (voice-over) by IAM staff. You are still required to submit a proposal or full paper, and one author must pay the registration fee. After the conference has ended, you will receive a copy of the conference proceedings, certificate of presentation, and conference CD.

What is a Virtual Presentation

You create a virtual presentation by creating a self-running slide show that includes a voice narration. Most people find PowerPoint to be a convenient software tool they can use to create their presentation, but you are welcome to use other tools, such as a Shockwave embedded within an HTML file.

PowerPoint includes tools for recording your voice for each slide and then advancing to the next slide at the end of each narration. If you are more technically inclined, you can create more advanced presentations using other tools, such as Producer for PowerPoint, a free tool offered by Microsoft.

Good Quality Recording

The aspect that is not as obvious is that you need to record your voice using a good quality microphone in a quiet setting. Ideally, have someone from your Audio Visual department set you up with a high quality lavaliere microphone. If you use slide animation, the result can be very interesting.


Your total presentation time should be about 10-12 minutes since listening to a computer talk is more tiring than listening to a person.

What to include (and what to leave out)

We suggest that you start by showing a photo of yourself and narrate a welcome to the audience. This gives your talk a more personal touch.

Conclude your presentation with an invitation for delegates to contact you by email (and Skype). Leave your email address on the screen long enough to convey to the audience that you really do want them to contact you.

In 10-minutes, you cannot go over all the points of your paper, so just give enough detail to get the audience interested in following up with you after the conference. They all have access to your paper and many will have read your paper before the conference.

How to get your presentation to us

Your presentation will likely be quite large. Please post your presentation to your own web or FTP site and email us the URL. If your presentation is more than a single file, you need to “zip” all your files into a single one. Please let us receive your presentation file before Jan. 04, 2016.