Poster Pitch presenters have 3 minutes to present their 3 slides, thereby promoting their poster. 

Presenters are giving their pitch in the session associated with their poster session (e.g. if your poster is in the session Marine microbiology, your poster pitch will be in the session Marine microbiology as well). On Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, these sessions will take place on the same day as the poster session. As there is no official poster session on Friday, a special section within the convention center will be set up with poster boards during the lunch break on Friday, for the poster pitchers of the Friday to display and present their poster. Their poster will also still be on display in their allocated session on either Monday, Tuesday or Thursday. 

Session Chairpersons: Please refer to the Program Book you will receive at the conference for the name of your session's Chairperson. Please meet your Chairperson in your session room 10 minutes the start of your session.

Slides Upload: If you are using a PowerPoint or other electronic presentation, it must be uploaded onto the conference computers preferable the day before your presentation or at least 2 hours prior. Speaker ready staff will be available in the speaker preparation room.
Please ensure the format you use for your slides is 16:9. 

Opening hours Speaker Preparation Room
Sunday      12 August       12:00 - 18:00
Monday     13 August       08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday    14 August        08:00 - 17:30
Thursday  16 August       08:00 - 19:00
Friday        17 August        08:00 - 16:00

It is strongly encouraged for you to bring your presentation on a number of formats and you are not allowed to use your own laptop.

Audio Visual Information: The use of PowerPoint presentations is strongly encouraged and the following equipment will be provided in all meeting rooms:

* Data Video Projector
* A computer to which your presentation will be uploaded
* Screen
* Lectern and Microphone
* Laser Pointer

No other equipment will be provided unless agreed to by the Organizing Committee. Please send a request immediately if there is something you require.