Giving a Poster?
Please format your poster to fit a 4' x 6' (120 cm x 180 cm) board. Make sure
that your poster is clearly legible/intelligible from a viewing distance of
about 5 feet (1.5 m). Easels and foam board will be available, along with
Illustrating Your Spoken Paper?
Each breakout room will have a data projector, screen, and a PC laptop.
Please get all your graphic materials into viewgraph form (as opposed to
overheads or slides), with PowerPoint probably the least problematic format.
None of our machines use the Vista operating system so, if your machine is
Vista (or Mac), you will need to take special care to ensure that your
PowerPoint will display in .ppt (2002) format, to be safest. It would be a
good idea to "test-drive" your PowerPoint on a Windows 2000 or Windows XP
machine. Please install it on a USB flash drive (USB 2.0 or 1.1 is safest).
We will ask for you to copy your PowerPoint onto our laptop's desktop before
your session, so that we can run all presenters' viewgraphs from the one
machine without having to waste the time it takes to install each person's
laptop to our data projector. Please ensure that you do not bring a virus or
worm along for the ride!
How Much Time Do You Have?
Each spoken paper has a time-certain, which lasts for 20 minutes, including
question-and-answer. The session chairs are going to enforce the
times-certain scrupulously, so that people wanting to hear a particular paper
can be assured they'll hear it if they enter the room at the scheduled time.
Please edit and practice your paper so that it doesn't exceed about 15
minutes. If there are any "no-shows" in your session, the session chairs are
not to just move on to the next speakers, as that would deny them the audience
that expects them to speak at a given time. The session will simply have a
question-and-answer break during the "no-show." If you suspect that you may
yourself be a "no-show," please try to get your paper to a substitute speaker
who can read the paper for you and collect feedback and questions, if at all
The poster session runs for 1.5 hours. At least one representative author
needs to be available for questions throughout this period. The poster
session will be held together with the president's reception, so you will be
able to move around the room and enjoy hors d'oeuvres and the bar, as long as
you keep an eye out for any visitor to your poster.
Need to Stay in Touch?
Thanks to a generous donation by the Yadunandan
India Studies Center, we will be able to offer wireless Internet
connectivity during the two days of paper and poster sessions, so consider
bringing along your wireless-enabled laptop.