Presentation Guidelines

Presentation Guidelines for ANZAM 2024 are indicated below. The Conference is an in-person only event. There will be no virtual presentations and one of the authors needs to have registered for and attend the conference. The computers provided do not include an internet connection, so it is not possible to download materials on site.

 

Presented Paper Sessions (submitted as either 12-page and structured format)
Sessions with presented papers will involve a formal presentation of no more than 15 minutes, and approximately 5 minutes per paper for discussion and questions from the audience. The presentation and discussion for each paper will total 20 minutes.
• Your session chair will signal when you have 5 minutes left, 1 minute left and when you must stop your presentation. Please stop when requested so that you have time for questions.
• A data projector and computer will be available in each session room; larger rooms also contain microphones and lecterns.
• PowerPoint slides or presentation slides as a pdf are preferred. Ideally bring your presentation on a USB drive and arrive early at your session to load it then. If you do not do this before the session, any time used to load your presentation will be taken away from the 15 minutes available for your formal presentation.
• As you prepare your presentation, be clear on what you want to get out of the session: for example, you can steer the audience towards this by ensuring you focus on the elements of your work that you would like most comments/discussion on.
• It is recommended you use no more than 5 or 6 slides in your presentation. Avoid the use of dense blocks of text and tables with numbers that are difficult to read. Images and graphics can help to enhance your presentation. Make sure you focus on what YOUR study contributes (i.e. the problem you are addressing, why it is important, what your methods are, and what you found). Spending most of the presentation time summarising the existing literature will be less effective.
• During the presentation, try to engage the audience, and make sure you are not simply reading or repeating the text off your slides.

 

Interactive Paper Sessions (submitted as either 12-page and structured format)
• Sessions with interactive papers are held in a roundtable discussion format, with each session containing a maximum of 5 papers.
• Each paper is allocated up to 10 minutes for its “presentation”, followed by about 10 minutes of roundtable discussion with the audience. Session chairs and other presenters will ideally have read through the abstracts (and papers if available) before the session so that they are in a position to provide feedback and suggestions for developing the research.
• Interactive session presenters must not use PowerPoint or projected slides. This is to encourage interaction (including constructive feedback and developmental options) with other researchers. In order to get the most out of the session, presenters may wish to prepare a 1-2 page handout. We recommend handouts be no more than this 2-page summary of key aspects of your research. It is the presenter’s own responsibility to print the handouts and distribute them at the session.
• Your session chair will signal when you have 5 minutes left, 1 minute left and when you must stop your presentation.
• As you prepare your handouts and what you want to summarize, be clear on what you want to get out of the session—for example, you can steer the audience towards this by ensuring you focus on the elements of your work that you would like most comments/ discussion on. Please bring the handouts in the room and share there or have their “handout” in the screen there. Once you receive the handouts of the other presenters in your session, please read these so that you are well prepared to contribute to the discussions.