WIOW Symposium / Canberra, 29 October - 31 October 2018

All presenters must register and pay by 31 August 2018 to secure their platform presentation offer.


Preparing your presentation

All session rooms will be equipped with a laptop (Windows 7), lectern, microphone, lapel microphone and data projector. It is recommended that you use the provided laptops and play back devices. 

The preferred method of presentation is PowerPoint through the session room laptop. PowerPoint presentations should be prepared to a 16:10   Please ensure any presentations work in this format to avoid any issues on the day. A 16:9 ratio will also work; noting that a thin black line at the top and bottom of the screen will be visible. You must bring your presentation to the conference on a USB Flash drive for it to be loaded on the Conference system by an audiovisual technician in the speakers’ preparation room. Please have your presentation saved under your last/family name.

Overhead and 35mm slide projectors will not be provided.


Presentation Time

Presentations are 15 minutes including and Q&A (12 minutes presentation, 3 minutes Q&A). The Session Chair will be keeping to strict time limits – so please ensure you do not go over time.


On Arrival

Presenters are requested to report to the registration desk on arrival. You will be directed to the speaker preparation area where your presentation will be downloaded and verified. If you have a MAC or special presentation requirements, please see the technical operators in the speaker preparation area for assistance. Meet with your session chairperson in the session room 10-15 minutes prior to the commencement of the session. If at all possible, please check-in your presentation material well before your presentation to avoid any delay.



Poster Presentations

Poster presenters must stand with their poster during the designated poster sessions. Please check the poster program to confirm which day your poster is scheduled.

Posters should be no larger than AO portrait size e.g. 841mm wide [left to right] x 1189mm high [top to bottom]. Please ensure your poster does not exceed 841mm wide. Posters will be displayed in the exhibition hall. Staff at the registration desk will provide instructions.


Preparing your Poster

In preparing your poster, emphasis should be given to the visual impact and format to capture your presentation. Posters can be an excellent method to communicate your recent innovative research. In preparing your poster, please do not attempt to detail your entire research or project history. Present only enough data to support conclusions or to explain the points you wish to make. Diagrams and photographs are a much more effective way of presenting data than text. The aim of the posters is to put across a simple message in an eye-catching manner.


Poster Title

All posters must have a title.


Poster Text

Text lettering should be large enough to be legible at a distance of 1.5 m. Lettering used for titles should be 24point size minimum (Times New Roman or Arial are good fonts to use). Freehand lettering is not recommended. All text must be in English. Photographs and diagrams should be large enough to be read at a distance of 1.5m.


Poster Details

Contact details should be included on the poster.


Hanging and Removing your Poster

Your poster needs to be hung using Velcro (hook, or ‘male’ velcro). You could bring this with you but the Conference will have a supply available.

Posters can be erected between 4.00pm and 5.00pm Monday 29th  October or between 8.00am and 10.00am Tuesday 30th October 2018. Posters must be taken down by 5.00pm Wednesday 30th October 2018.


Submit an extract

Abstracts submissions must be made via this website