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ICMGP 2013 - Platform Presentations

To ensure the smooth running of each session, only PowerPoint (.ppt or .pptx), Keynote, and Portable Document Format (.pdf) presentations will be accommodated. The conference will have computers running Microsoft Windows® and Macintosh OS X® in each presentation room; Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 (Windows), PowerPoint 2008 and Keynote ’09 (Macintosh) and Adobe Acrobat Reader (Windows and Macintosh) will be the software used for presentations. Presenters should ensure that their files are compatible with these programs.

Presentations should be uploaded in advance of the conference using the supplied link. If you cannot supply this before the 23rd of July then you can upload the presentation at the conference. Files will only be accepted on flash drives/memory sticks that plug into a standard USB port. Please turn in your file(s) at the Speaker Ready Room at least 1 day before your scheduled presentation. You will not be able to load your presentation in the room that you are presenting.

Speaker Ready Room Hours:
Sunday, July 282:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday, July 298:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, July 308:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, July 318:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, August 1st8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, August 2nd8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Your presentation has been allocated a total of 15 minutes in the conference program, and at least two-three minutes of this time should be reserved for questions and comments from the audience. Out of courtesy and fairness to all participants, your oral presentation should not exceed 13 minutes, and the time schedule will be strictly followed. Each presentation room at the conference will be set-up with a conference computer, LCD projector, laser pointer, podium, and microphone.

To maximize the quality and clarity of your presentation, please adhere to the following guidelines.

  • Use horizontal position (landscape orientation) for all slides. Material arranged vertically may exceed the height of the screen.
  • Please ensure that you are using standard installed system fonts. Novelty or other downloaded fonts will not be supported.
  • Lettering and numbering must be readable from the back of the room. Therefore, it is recommended text should not exceed 8 lines per slide.
  • Avoid the use of embedded Microsoft “objects” (e.g., Excel graphs) that may be linked to external files.
  • Avoid the use of live links to websites or data. Presentation computers will not be connected to the internet.


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