Presenter Information - ACCI Conference 2017

If you are presenting an Oral Concurrent Session:

  • These are the traditional oral sessions as in past ACCI conferences. There are multiple presentations during each time frame.
  • There are four rooms with presentations taking place concurrently.
  • Each room has a topic, and a moderator who will keep you on time. 
  • About fifteen (15) minutes is reserved at the end of each time period for discussion across all presentations. Please don't ask for questions at the end of your time, as it may decrease the presentation time for subsequent presenters. The moderator will manage the discussion.
  • If there are three presentations during the 90 minutes - 15 minutes, that allows 75 minutes or 25 minutes for each of the three presentations, including very quick introductions.
  • If there are four presentations during the 90 minutes - 15 minutes, that allows about 18 minutes for each of the four presentations, including very quick introductions. 
  • Internet will be available in the meeting rooms, but the quality of the connectivity is not guaranteed. We encourage you to let the office know if you intend on using streaming so that we can be prepared and find work-arounds if needed.
  • Please let us know if you intend to use video or sound from the computer as part of your presentation as we must plan for additional equipment. 
  • What AV will be in the room? Each room will have a screen, projector, cart, and connectors for you to use your own computer for the presentation.
    • Please also bring your presentation on a thumb drive as a backup. Often you can collaborate with the other speakers in your session to use one computer and just load the presentations onto the one laptop for swift change from one to another.
    • If you are a Mac user, we have some connectors, but please bring your own dongles.
    • Breakout rooms will not have microphones.  

 If you are presenting a Featured Research Session:

  • Previews! You will have one minute (60-seconds) to give a brief description of your poster at a general session. Please prepare this short introduction ahead of time and practice it so that you can actually do this in 60-seconds. Start with I am (your name) and I am from (organization/institution). Do NOT list all authors at this time. State your poster title. Describe what it is about. We will time you!
  • What size is the poster board? The Boards are 4 ft x 8 ft and this year you may use the whole space. There is a photo of what the boards look like, below. 
  • Where do I find my poster number?
    • Look in the App for your poster number. Poster Boards will have numbers on them, in sequential order, so that other attendees can find your poster easily. Only put your poster up on the board that has your assigned number!
  • There are two Featured Research Sessions.
    • FRS I (poster numbers 100's): Present your one minute at the end of the General Session on Friday. That session is from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm. Please sit up front. You will present your one-minute in poster number order. Pin up your poster on Saturday morning from 7:00 am to 8:00 am. Your session is from 8:00 am - 8:50 am and you are expected to stand by your poster during that time and discuss it with other attendees. Take down your poster at the end of the session or no later than the 12 noon on Saturday. 
    • FRS II (poster numbers 200's): Present your one minute at the end of the General Session on Saturday which takes place from 3:15 pm - 4:30 am.  Please sit up front. You will present your one-minute in poster number order. Pin up your poster on Saturday during lunch from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm. Your session is from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm and you are expected to stand by your poster during that time and discuss it with other attendees. Take down your poster immediately at the end of the session. 
  • The poster may be a maximum 4 feet high (1.22 m) by 8 feet wide (2.44 m) as this is the dimension of the board on which you will pin your poster. 
  • One idea for poster printing on cloth can be found at this website
  • We will provide pins to pin up your poster.
  • As there will not be electricity or a table space, please do not bring a computer. Tablets are okay, but the focus and main points should be on your poster. If you want to provide a URL to your webpage or research, print it on a business card that you can hand out. We will have holders for these business cards upon request at our registration table. 
  • It is a very good idea to bring your business cards with you and to have them easy to reach and share. 
  • It is requested that you use this ACCI Logo, and the URL, www.consumerinterests.org, near the your university or organization logo on your poster. They should be the same size. Download a high resolution logo image here or simply download our Poster Template here that already contains all of these things.
  • It is suggested that you hand-carry your poster with you to the conference. 
  • This is what the poster board will look like:



  • Management Services

Conference logistical management is provided by Arden Solutions. Inquiries regarding quotes for management of associations or educational conferences can be addressed to gphillips@ArdenSolutions.com.

 

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