Presentation and submission guidelines

All participants have to present their research by submitting an abstract in line with the registration and by presenting their research either in an oral presentation or in a poster session. 

The conference will have  participants representing a wide range of methods and project hypotheses. To enable a fruitful discussion, please make sure you explain the major aspects of your project, allowing everyone who is not in your field of expertise to follow your presentation. As PhD students from all over the world are attending this conference, all presentations and posters must be in English.

Submission guidelines

Oral presenters must submit their power point presentation, the rest of participants must sumbit BOTH their blitz power point presentation and their poster in pdf. A printed version of the poster must be brought to the venue. 

Presentation guidelines

Oral presentations

You must prepare a PowerPoint presentation lasting 7-8 minutes, after that you will have 2 minutes for questions by the audience.

We will collect all presentations and run them from our computer. It will not be an option to use your own laptop. The presentations must be saved in a format compatible with PowerPoint 2010 or older (with the extension .PPT. Please name your file as follows: surname_name_session.ppt) to ensure compatibility with the computer in the lecture hall. Note that there will be a NOK 6000 prize for best oral presentation, to be used for operational costs of the PhD project. The presentations will be rated according to the following: timing, presentation skills, content and attractiveness.

 

Blitz presentation + Poster

All participants who do not have an oral presentation will have both a blitz presentation and a poster exhibited in the poster sessions.

Poster:

Due to space restrictions, the maximum poster size is A0 in portrait orientation, i.e. 841 mm wide × 1189 mm high. Upon arrival at the conference venue, you will be allotted a number for your poster. You should mount your poster at the poster board with the corresponding number. Your poster should be mounted until the end of the conference. YOU HAVE TO PRINT YOUR POSTER YOURSELF AND BRING IT WITH YOU.

There will be two poster sessions during the conference. The day and time for your poster presentation will be announced later. In the poster session where you do not present, you are expected to visit the posters of other PhD candidates.

Note that there will be NOK 6000 prize for best poster, to be used for operational costs of the PhD project. The posters will be rated according to content and attractiveness. For guidelines on succesive poster making, have a look at this power point presentation from the Children's National Medical Center. Remember that YOU MUST stand next to your poster during your poster session. We encourage you to practice your presentation skills also here, taking care of body posture and language.

Blitz presentation:

The concept of "Blitz presentation" has been borrowed from our Dutch sister organization, ONWAR. The Blitz session is a rapid series of super-brief presentations immediately prior to the poster session, where you have the opportunity to advertise your poster.

You are given 60 SECONDS to “sell” your scientific content and convince other participants to visit your poster. Please keep in mind that your blitz presentation should be a convincing and fun teaser, not a complete presentation of your project. Be creative!

We will be very strict on the time limit and therefore recommend that you prepare only TWO slides in PowerPoint and minimize the use of animations.  We will collect all presentations and run them from our computer. It will not be an option to use your own laptop. The presentations must be saved in a format compatible with PowerPoint 2010 or older (with the extension .PPT. Please name your file as follows: surname_name_posternumber.ppt) to ensure compatibility with the computer in the lecture hall. The first slide must include your name and affiliation. Along with your presentation, you must send us a PDF version of your poster (surname_name_posternumber.pdf).

Note that there will be NOK 6000 prize for the best blitz presentation, to be used for operational costs of the PhD project. The presentations will be rated according to the following: timing, presentation skills, content and attractiveness.


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