Information for Spotlight Talk Presentations
Each spotlight talk will be allocated exactly five minutes. All authors will be asked to upload a five-minute (300 second) MP4 video of the presentation. You cannot use your own computer, and will have no control over the playback of this video. The session chair will hit “start”, and your five-minute video will immediately start playing on a large screen behind you while you give your presentation. A TV monitor in front of the stage will allow you to see the video while still facing the audience, so that you can synchronize your talk to the video. You will be given a clip-on wireless microphone so that you can move about freely on stage during your presentation. You will be coaxed off the stage by the session chair five minutes later, after your video has finished playing.
Please submit your video file by June 20 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a strict deadline, since time is needed to verify video compatibility and to resolve any potential issues before downloading to the conference computer. Your five-minute MP4 file can be prepared in any manner that you wish. We recommend using the export-to-MP4 feature available in Powerpoint (i.e., create your usual talk presentation in powerpoint, then use the convert-to-MP4 feature; this feature is quite flexible and will allow you to directly allot the needed times to each slide, while playing embedded videos exactly as they would be done in typical powerpoint presentation mode). For other video conversion methods, use 1440X1080 resolution at 30 fps .
Note: Please do not include audio of yourself giving the presentation in the spotlight video; the video will be playing on the screen behind you, while you give the presentation (that is, you will be speaking) as it plays.
You will also be asked to prepare and present a poster in a poster session either right before or right after your spotlight talk. All posters should be A1 size (594 mm wide x 841 mm high), and fixed to the assigned poster board before your poster session begins. Posters should also adhere to the following template guidelines:
- Header block: Ideally keep the font sizes as per the design, but if you have a long title or many authors you may adjust as appropriate.
- Logo block: This is for the logo of your university or lab. Ideally don't make the block wider, but feel free to extend it downward if your logo is not square.
- Footer right: This is your poster session code. (eg. WeP1O, ThP1O….)