Important information for speakers on presentation design and slide delivery can be found here. In case of any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the technical partner!
Please use only PowerPoint presentation with an optimum wide-screen (16:9) format, running from Windows laptops and given projectors in all lecture halls. Alternatively PDF or video DVD presentations are possible. Apple Keynote presentations will be converted to PowerPoint or PDF. On all provided laptops, Windows 7 Professional and MS Office 2013 will be used.
If special fonts – which are not found on standard Windows 7 installations – are used within your presentation, these should be saved in the final version of your PowerPoint file as embedded fonts.
To minimize presentation loading times, make sure to cut down picture sizes before adding them to your presentation. Please use suitable graphic applications like Adobe Photoshop, Picasa or ACDsee.
As a best practice, always save your PowerPoint with the most actual PowerPoint software in a modern file format (usually PPTX).
To avoid video playback problems during your lecture, files should be embedded within your presentation if possible. Always save the video files you are using in the directory of your PowerPoint presentation. Do not use sub-directories.
Make sure that standard Windows 7 codecs can be used to playback the videos. Allowed formats are all standard video formats (live *.wmv, *.mpg, *.avi, *.mov) that would play on a standard Windows 7 PC by Windows Media Player software. In addition to that, H.264, DivX and MPEG-4 can be used. Please test your presentation including the videos on different computers.
One method of finding and including all your used video files from within PowerPoint is the “Pack&Go” or “Package Presentation for CD” function. Presentation as well as video playback can be rehearsed in the Speakers’ Centre. If necessary, trained personal can easily and quickly restore video playback functionality by converting video files.
Presentations must be loaded in the Speakers’ Centre at least two hours prior to session start, or on the evening before your session. The following storage media can be handled: Windows 7 compatible memory sticks, USB hard drives, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM.
On submission you have the chance to check your slides and do minor corrections to them. A pre-upload of the presentations is not possible. All data will be deleted after the end of the congress.
Opening hours: Monday, 23.10.2017, 18:00 – 20:00 h
Tuesday, 24.10.2017 to Friday, 27.10.2017, 08:00 – 18:00 h
Lecture Halls’ Equipment
A presentation laptop can be found on the lectern of each lecture hall, all presentations will be loaded via network connection from a central server system on time.
The remaining speaking time is displayed during the presentation, a signal sounds after the expiration. PowerPoint’s Presenter’s View is disabled in all halls in order to ensure a smooth operation. All speakers may print their notes at the Speaker’s centre.
A cordless presenter device allows for a portable slide advancement control within a distance of up to 5m from the lectern. Speaker computers cannot be connected to the hall projection. Direct presentation submission in the lecture hall is not possible either.