Information for presenters

Oral presentations

Both the chancellor's hall and the lecture theaters for parallel sessions are equipped with the following audio-visual equipment:

  • Data Projector
  • Screen
  • Speakers
  • PC or laptop with Windows latest version
  • Microphone facilities


Speakers are asked to bring their presentation to the conference on a USB memory stick and load it onto the PC located in the room allocated to their talk, no later than the start of the session in which they are speaking. Please save the file as surname and initial in the appropriate folder on the desktop. Direct connection of personal laptops (with set-up in the break prior to the corresponding session) is the alternative, but only to be used as a last resource. Mac users should ensure that they bring the correct connection cable (VGA) with them.

Once the talk is finished, the file should be deleted from the system.

Presenters are asked to prepare their presentations to match the time allocated in the programme (including questions) as these will be strictly enforced by the conference chairs. Wile plenary sessions should be 25 minutes talk+5 minutes questions, the parallel sessions should be scheduled as 12 minutes talk+3 for questions.

Presentations should be structured to include an introduction, the main content and conclusions. Visual aids (e.g. maps, charts etc) can be used but you are advised to keep the information simple, use colour and contrast for emphasis and use a large enough font (minimum 15 point) to ensure legibility.


Poster presentations

Posters will be on display in the upper atrium of the University of the West of Scotland, with a dedicated poster session/s scheduled in the programme for Wednesday 4 April between 5 and 6:30pm. 

Please note that during poster sessions, authors should stand close to their boards to answer questions and facilitate discussions on their work. If you are presenting a poster please ensure that you display your poster on the board number that matches your poster number in the programme.

Poster boards are 6ft by 3ft and orientated vertically. Posters must be no larger than A0 in size (118.9 x 84.1cm / 46.8 x 33.1 inches), in a portrait format. If your poster does not fit within these dimensions, we cannot guarantee it will be displayed. Posters must be prepared in advance of the conference as it will not be possible to print them on-site. Fixing material will be supplied to mount your poster.


Information regarding set up and removal

Posters can be mounted from 09:00 on Wednesday 4 April and must be removed by 13:30 on Friday 6 April. Any poster not removed at the correct time will be recycled.


Key dates

Abstract submission deadline [extended]:

6 March 2018

Registration deadline:

28 March 2018