25-30 August 2019
Henry Ford Building
Europe/Berlin timezone

Talk Presentation Guidelines


All talks will be presented in the Henry Ford Building.

Talk duration

We ask you to leave 5 minutes for discussion to ensure that we have a productive and communicative conference.

Excluding the discussion time, the maximum durations for oral presentations are:

  • 35 minutes for the plenary lectures
  • 30 minutes for invited talks
  • 20 minutes for talks selected from abstracts
    • in a few cases, the total session time was 30 minutes, in which case you can speak up to 25 minutes

Screen format

A 16:9 format is supported in all lecture halls. A 4:3 format will be fitted to the screen.

Some lecture halls are large, so please prepare for larger distances between screen and participants. Especially in the Max Kade Auditorium, it is possible that crowded slides may not serve its purpose.


The speakers may connect their own computers to either a VGA or an HMDI port at the speaker’s desk. Please bring adaptors if required. The computers will be connected sequentially during the session, and swapped at the end of the discussion of the previous talk. Connections to the mains exist, however, make sure that your battery is full.

As a backup, there will be a Microsoft Windows computer present in all lecture halls. Those who are not bringing their computer but a presentation on a memory stick may use this one, or a Mac of one of the other speakers, or one provided by us.

We provide the usual presentation software such as Microsoft PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat on the Windows computer. Talks prepared in Apple Keynote can only be presented on a Mac computer (your own, one of the other speakers, or provided by us - see below).

On-site preparations

If you are using your own computer, please check in with the session chair and the student helping with the projection during the preceding coffee break to test the setup.

If you are not using your own computer, to ensure a smooth operation, we ask those persons to check in early during the meeting with one of our helpers responsible (Daniel Friedrich and Florian Lindemann) for solving projection issues. They will be in room 102 (behind the gallery on the right hand side) during the first large coffee break after the morning plenary lectures.