14th International Detonation Symposium


Instructions for Oral Presentations

Each oral session will be provided with an LCD projector, PC and Mac laptop computers, screen, microphone, and pointer. Presenters are not allowed to use personal projectors at the meeting.

All speakers are strongly encouraged to use the Speaker-Ready Room (Beauty Bay, 1st Floor, CDA Resort) to become familiar with the equipment and try out presentations; this will ensure the sessions run smoothly. The Speaker-Ready Room will be open during the following times:

Sunday 3:00PM to 7:00PM
Monday 7:00AM to 10:00AM, 12:30PM to 3:20PM, 6:00PM to 7:00PM
Tuesday 7:00AM to 10:00AM, 12:30PM to 3:20PM, 6:00PM to 7:00PM
Wednesday 7:00AM to 10:00AM, 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Thursday 7:00AM to 10:00AM, 12:30PM to 3:20PM, 6:00PM to 7:00PM
Friday 7:00AM to 8:00AM

Bring your presentation on a CD or USB-memory media (flash, thumb, USB drives) to the Speaker-Ready Room the day before your presentation (or earlier) to have your presentation loaded into the proper session.

Oral Presentation Schedule

Each oral presentation is limited to a total of 20 minutes. Your presentation should be prepared for completion in 15 minutes, leaving 5 minutes for questions and answers. The Session Chairs have been asked to keep strictly to the schedule, especially in the Parallel Sessions so we can maintain synchronization of talk times in both rooms.

Tips for Preparing and Saving your Oral Presentation

Use Windows-standard fonts (e.g. Arial, Helvetica, Times, etc.). Unusual fonts often will not display properly. Note that non-English versions of Microsoft and Adobe software often require fonts or drivers that will NOT be available on the symposium-provided laptops. If movies are embedded in the PowerPoint presentation, be sure the movies are saved with the presentation. One way to do this is to save the presentation as a Package (in the SAVE AS window). This is designed to create a folder with the PowerPoint file and relevant movies. Note that movies must be in DVD format - VHS movies cannot be projected.


Poster Presentation Schedule

The Posters will be on display from Monday through Thursday of the Symposium in the Casco, Kidd Island and N. Kidd Bay rooms.

Authors can begin setting up their displays at 3:00 PM on Sunday, April 11th and should plan to leave them displayed through the afternoon of Thursday, April 15th. Assignment of Poster Numbers is in the final program. A layout of the rooms will be provided in a separate Poster Session Handout to be found on tables around the entrance to the poster rooms.

The author-attended Poster Reception is scheduled for Tuesday, April 13th, 3:20 to 5:20 PM. All poster authors are requested to be in attendance at their posters during the Poster Reception.

Authors should remove your poster on Friday, April 16th morning. Any posters remaining in the room after 12:00PM on Friday will be disposed of.

Questions or Special Needs

If you have any questions or special needs such as a small table for display items (samples or laptop) please contact the Poster Chair Dr. Marcia Cooper (macoope@sandia.gov) as soon as possible.

Tips for Preparing you Poster Presentation

  • Poster boards will be 4 feet (1.2 m) high by 4 feet (1.2 m) wide with usable space being a few inches smaller on each side. The length can be up to 6 feet, where the extent beyond 4 feet hangs off the bottom of the poster board.
  • Please make the displays so they are clearly visible from a distance of 4 feet (1.2 m). We recommend that you use 24-point or larger font sizes, and use a simple font (like Arial).
  • Poster boards can be used with pushpins or Velcro. A supply of pushpins will be available for your use.
  • Remember that poster presentations are primarily a visual medium and plan your presentation carefully to convey your intended message. A copy of the Detonation Symposium paper pinned to the board, even if the font size is increased, is not effective at conveying your message.
  • Keep any explanatory text close to the figure it explains.
  • Include a concise summary statement or take-away message.