Guidelines for Oral Presentations

Presentation should last 20 minutes including questions. When planning your presentation, it is important to understand what can be achieved in the allocated time. Remember that you cannot communicate the same amount of information in a presentation that you can in a written report or essay

  • Only PowerPoint (or PDF files) are acceptable for the presentation;
  • Use landscape format (horizontal position);
  • Instructions for slides – we suggest:
      • Please remember that lettering and numbering must be readable from the back of the room, for text and figures/tables (for example, size ≥ 18 in Arial font);
      • Do not include too much text;
      • Your presentation should include slides for:
        • ­- the title,
        • ­- the question that is addressed,
        • ­- the approach used to address the question,
        • ­- the methods used (not too much details unless it is the purpose of the talk, if attendees wish details, let them ask you in the Q & A period),
        • ­- the results obtained,
        • ­- the conclusions of the work.
          Please ensure that the take-home message of the presentation is clear;
      • Select figures instead tables as they better communicate the data.
      • Avoid too many acronyms;
      • Use English, including units, legends, notes;
      • Make sure that all graphs, especially axes, clearly show their legend and unit.
  • Upload your presentation before the beginning of the session, in the session room, with the help of the chair of the session.
  • Your presentation may be made accessible to the public for a period of 6 months after the congress, on the congress website.
  • Please be in the session room at least 15 minutes before the beginning of the session, and introduce yourself to the chair. Provide him/her some information for your introduction (employee, geographical location, research area, etc.).
  • If you cannot make your presentation at N­day for some reason, please notify organizers (Valda Araminienė and arrange for a substitute to present your work as soon as possible.

Guidelines for poster presentation


When you will register for the meeting and pay your fees, and submit the abstract

Poster orientation:

  • Only portrait
  • Poster size: A0 (84 x 120 cm) or slightly smaller, in portrait layout
  • Be aware that your poster should be understandable without oral explanation (without too much text, be concise) and should be readable from 2 meters away. So, use readable fonts such as Times New Roman or Arial at a minimum size of 20pt. Do not use complex backgrounds that distract from the main message. Do not report too much data. Please, focus on the take-home message
  • Poster display: Posters should be fixed to boards using Velcro tape (provided at the reception desk). You are responsible for the setup and take-down of your poster before and after your poster session.
  • Be at your poster during the poster session to discuss your work with scientists visiting your poster
  • Provide an envelope with A4 copies of your poster, and your card, that scientists can take home if interested.
  • Provide another envelope where scientists can leave their cards for further contact.