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International Centenary Conference

Presenter guidelines

All presenters should read these guidelines to understand what is required of you and to make sure you get the best out of your time.

Programme alterations

Alterations may be made to the programme affecting the time and location of sessions. Check regularly to keep up to date with changes. 

Registering for the conference 

All presenters and co-presenters must register for the conference to be eligible to present. 

Preparing your presentation

Each symposium is either 1 hour or 1 hour and 30 minutes in length. 

Each concurrent session is 30 minutes in length. Allow 20 minutes for your presentation, five minutes for questions, and five minutes for delegates to transition to the next session.

When preparing your presentation and slides please remember this is an international audience: 

  • keep language clear and concise
  • use a minimum font size of 24
  • avoid unnecessary italics and animations. 
The best presentations are usually the simplest. 

On the day

Please bring a copy of your presentation with you to the conference on a USB stick. 

On the morning of your session, please report to the speaker point to hand in your presentation. We do not require copies to be sent to us in advance.

All presenters should:

  • arrive a few minutes early to ensure your presentation has been loaded, familiarise yourself with the room and introduce yourself to the chair
  • leave time for questions, either after each paper or at the end of the symposium
  • allow five minutes at the end of your session for delegates to transition to the next session
  • keep to time and not overrun. This is discourteous both to delegates wishing to move to their next session and to the speakers following you.
A chair will be allocated to each room to ensure you keep to time.

Equipment provided 

Standard equipment of laptop, data projector, and screen will be available in all conference rooms. 

Any additional equipment should have been requested already. We will do our best to accommodate last minute requests and changes but cannot be guaranteed. 

After the conference

To facilitate further learning the RCN would like to make a copy of your presentation slides available on our website as a PDF file. If you are happy to do this, we’ll ask you to indicate this at the speaker point at the conference. 

Contact us

If you have any queries please email and quote your abstract reference number.