Information for Online Presenters

The Conference will be coordinated online with sessions run through the Zoom platform via our Virtual Attendee Hub. Please find below details on the structure of sessions and the format of presentations. Please see the cvent online presentation information for more details on how to present on the day.

You will need Zoom to access all sessions. You can download Zoom onto your desktop or by searching Zoom in the Play Store or App Store on your mobile device.

Still have some tech questions? Check out our regularly updated Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Please note that all times in the program PDF are in AEST (Sydney/Melbourne) time. On the Virtual Attendee Hub the times will be converted to your local area time. Please check the settings when you first login.

For more details on preparing for your session, please see the following resources:


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Oral Presentations

You will present your work during a concurrent session at the Conference, hosted on the Zoom platform. You will need a microphone and camera. Please see the online program to confirm which session you have been allocated to.

The session will run for one hour and have four presenters. The session will run as follows:

  • To access your session you will first need to login to the Speaker Resource Centre, go to the My Sessions tab and click on 'Virtual Session Link: Join Virtual Session'.
  • Each presenter will have 6 minutes to present their work.
  • You can either record your presentation and share your screen with sound enabled OR present your work live by sharing your screen and using your microphone (e.g., using PowerPoint or Prezi). Please practice your presentation prior to the conference and get feedback from a colleague.
  • After each individual presentation, there will be 4 minutes for questions. Delegates will type their questions into a chat box and the Session Chair will ask you the questions to answer live. You will need a microphone and camera.
  • After the four presentations, there will be a 20 minute panel session. The Session Chair will ask questions from the audience to each of the speakers. The speakers can also ask each other questions if invited to by the Chair.

This is a different style to a usual conference. This is to ensure more interaction with delegates who are sitting at home watching the Conference. 

For some tips on how to give an engaging presentation, see this Twitter thread from Dr Paul Grinzi, and from p cubed presentations on how to give a memorable talk online.


Poster Presentations

You must upload your poster to the Speaker Resource Centre by 6th August: Login to the Speaker Resource Centre and click on the 'My Tasks' tab in the top right of the screen, click on the 'Upload your poster' link and use the button to upload the file.

  • Posters must be submitted as one single PowerPoint slide in landscape layout, size 16:9.
  • JPEG or PNG is the preferred file format for inserted images. Please be mindful of any copyright issues of photos used when creating your poster.
  • Submitted poster file in .ppt or .pptx format must not be larger than 500MB.
  • Font – Arial, Verdana, Tahoma and Times New Roman are recommended.
  • Font size – we suggest that headings should be between 30 – 40 points and content 14 – 20 points.
  • It is critical that your poster is submitted to the AAAPC by 6 August as during the 2 minute presentations, posters will be displayed by the Session Chair through a central slideshow created prior to the Conference; presenters will not be able to share their screens.

At the conference

Posters will be presented during one of four poster sessions; please see the program to confirm which session you have been allocated to. To access your session you will first need to login to the Speaker Resource Centre (details to be emailed shortly), go to the My Sessions tab and click on 'Virtual Session Link: Join Virtual Session'. You will have the opportunity to give an "elevator pitch" about your work using the Zoom platform. Your poster will be displayed by the Session Chair. To take advantage of this opportunity, please ensure you have a microphone and camera enabled. You will have a strict maximum of two minutes to speak about your work - please practice prior to the Conference and get feedback on your pitch from a colleague.

All posters will also be available to view and download in the Virtual Attendee Hub for the duration of the conference. This will be run through the Conference exhibition. A 45 minute poster walk has been designated in the program, after your poster presentation. At this time you are asked to visit the exhibition and click on your poster. This will allow you to access a Zoom room where delegates can come and meet with you. You will need a microphone and camera enabled for this.


Workshops

You will have 60 minutes for your workshop, hosted on the Zoom platform. To access your session you will first need to login to the Speaker Resource Centre, go to the My Sessions tab and click on 'Virtual Session Link: Join Virtual Session'.

  • You will present your work live by sharing your screen and using your microphone (e.g., using PowerPoint or Prezi).
  • For discussions, we recommend not sharing your screen so that more participants are visible on the screen.
  • All presenters will need microphones and cameras enabled.
  • There is an option to send attendees into breakout rooms if desired.
  • Participants will be able to "unmute" themselves to share in the discussion.
  • You are encouraged to make the most of the chat function and the polling function to enable interaction.


Plenary speakers (Keynote Speakers, Prize Winners, Dangerous Ideas)

You will present your work during a plenary session at the Conference, hosted on the Zoom platform. You will need a microphone and camera.

The session will run for one hour and have multiple presenters. The session will run as follows:

  • To access your session you will first need to login to the Speaker Resource Centre, go to the My Sessions tab and click on 'Virtual Session Link: Join Virtual Session'.
  • Please see the online program to confirm the timings for your presentation.
  • You can either record your presentation and share your screen with sound enabled OR present your work live by sharing your screen and using your microphone (e.g., using PowerPoint or Prezi). Please practice your presentation prior to the conference and get feedback from a colleague.
  • Delegates will type their questions into a chat box and the Session Chair will ask you the questions to answer live. You will need a microphone and camera.
  • After the presentations, there will be a panel session. The Session Chair will ask questions from the audience to each of the speakers. The speakers can also ask each other questions if invited to by the Chair.

For some tips on how to give an engaging presentation, see this Twitter thread from Dr Paul Grinzi, and from p cubed presentations on how to give a memorable talk online.

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