Session and Submission Guidelines

Oral Presentations

Plan for a 15-minute oral presentation and allow 5 additional minutes for questions. This schedule is strictly enforced.

Oral presentations are held in technology classrooms, which contain a Windows computer that projects onto a large screen. Each Windows computer is configured with Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2007, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Presenters must use the Windows computer provided.

Presenters must bring any digital presentation materials on a USB flash drive and/or CD/DVD. No other documents should be on the flash drive and/or CD/DVD. We strongly recommend that presenters bring a backup of their digital presentation materials on a second USB flash drive or CD/DVD, or overhead transparencies, in case their primary digital memory device does not work.

All classrooms are equipped with a multimedia LCD projector.

The recommended format for presentations is Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx), although files saved in older versions of PowerPoint should be compatible.

Each classroom has a DVD player that projects onto a large screen.

If there are any technical difficulties during the presentation, please inform the moderator, who will contact the technical support team.

There will be dedicated classrooms available for presenters to practice their presentations prior to their session. Presenters can also review their presentation on a computer in one of the public computer labs. Please consult the NCUR 2011 Program Book for dedicated classrooms and lab locations.

Presenters should arrive at their classroom prior to the start of each session to ensure that their USB flash drive and/or CD/DVD opens properly on the Windows computer provided.