Information for Authors
All authors making oral and poster presentations need to be registered for the conference. One day registrations are available. The early bird price ends on 31 January 2017.
Authors can update their abstracts and add in co-authors on the Ex-Ordo system until the end of February 2017. The abstracts will be published in a conference book of abstracts as a record of the conference.
- Oral presentations are for 20 minutes and will proceed in the order as they appear in the conference program. The 20 minutes includes time for questions. It is suggested that authors present for 15 minutes and leave 5 minutes for questions.
- Each session will include 4 oral presentations grouped around a theme. As the time is tight each author will need to stay within their 20 minute time slot.
- There will be 3 blocks allocated for oral presentations in the program. Each block will contain 7 concurrent sessions which amounts to 84 oral presentations.
- Each conference room will contain a laptop, data projector and screen to accommodate PowerPoint presentations.
- Final PowerPoints should be uploaded to the Ex-Ordo system no later than Friday, 24 March 2017 to allow the organisers to have them ready to go on the laptop in the session. Any PowerPoints that need to be opened on USBs during the sessions will be counted within the 20 minute timeframe allocated for that presentation.
- Authors should notify the conference organisers if they are no longer able to present as soon as possible so they can be replaced with another presentation in the program.
- The allocated time for poster presentations is Thursday, 30 March 2017, 2.30-3.30pm. All authors need to stand with their poster to answer questions.
- Posters should be size A1 (594x841mm), portrait orientation.
- You can use the poster template provided (click here) or you can create your own design.
- We can print the poster for you and hang it at the venue if you upload your poster in PDF to the Ex-Ordo system by no later than 9am Monday, 13 March 2017. Any posters uploaded after this time will need to be printed by and at the cost of the author.
- There are many universities and others out there who publish guidelines on creating poster presentations for conferences. A simple google search will give you ideas of how to do it.
Abstract submissions closed on Monday, 12 September 2016.
Thank you to all of those who submitted an abstract to present a 20 minute paper or a poster at the conference. We are pleased to say that we received an overwhelming response of 150 abstracts!