Audio/visual & equipment available
Star Hall is an historical theater owned by Grand County, UT, that has recently been renovated. Since being renovated, the building has been used for films, plays, and concerts. The facility has a sound system, LCD projector, large screen, computer, and laser pointer.
MS Windows: Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 or earlier, Acrobat PDF X
Macintosh: Microsoft PowerPoint 2011 or earlier, Acrobat PDF X
Macintosh users: When choosing fonts for your presentation, notice that the first item on the Font menu is Font Collections. In the Font Collections, please use the fonts you find on the Windows Office Compatible sub-menu and you’ll have no trouble with PowerPoint 2013 for Windows.
Create a Backup Copy of Your Presentation
We recommend you bring at least two copies of your presentation to the meeting in case there is a problem with one.
Checking in Your Presentation
BioCrust3 staff and volunteers will be available to assist you in checking in your presentation, which must be received at least 24 hours before you are to speak. When checking in, please bring a copy of your presentation on CD-ROM, DVD, or USB storage device to load to a conference computer. More details will be available as the workshop nears.
- Be considerate of other speakers and the audience by staying within your allotted time. Session moderators will hold you to the allotted time. This is essential to ensure adequate time for questions and discussion as well as adherence to schedule.
- Please discuss the material as reported in the abstract.
- Give an opening statement to acquaint the audience with the nature and purpose of the study. Speak slowly and clearly. Word choice should be simple: use active words and short sentences. An introductory and a concluding graphic can greatly improve the focus of your talk.
- As a general rule, use one graphic for each 1 or 2 minutes of presentation time.
- Presentations are most readable on a dark background (blue, for example) and bright lettering (yellow or white). Avoid using small fonts that will be illegible from the back of the room, and break up a complex slide into a series of slides.
- Devote each graphic to a single fact, idea, or finding. Illustrate major points or trends, not detailed data.
- Avoid long or complicated formulas or equations. Each graphic should remain on the screen for at least 20 seconds.
- Use the minimum number of words possible in titles, subtitles, and captions.
- Standard abbreviations are acceptable.