Guidelines for Presenters


Talk slots at UKLVC12 are 25 minutes, assuming a 20-minute talk and 5 minutes for questions and discussion. There will be 5 minutes between each talk for change-over between speakers. A projector and a PC running Windows 10 will be available in the conference room. The use of personal laptops is also possible, but please ensure that you bring the appropriate VGA or HDMI adaptor. It is a good idea to also bring your presentation on a USB stick. If you plan on playing audio/video, please ensure that the media files are embedded and optimised into the presentation itself and/or saved as separate files that can be played offline.


Posters will be on display for the entire day, and there will be a dedicated poster session each lunchtime, where authors can discuss their work and answer any questions.Poster boards are 91cm wide, making them suitable for A0 size posters (portrait) or A1 size posters (landscape). Pins for attaching posters to the poster boards will be provided. If you’d like to print your poster locally, you can do so at the QMUL Copy Shop (see website for pricing and turnaround times).

Some tips for poster presentations (adapted from ICPhS 2019):

  • You want your poster to be legible at a distance of 1.5-2 metres. To help ensure this, it’s useful to use relatively large font sizes (e.g., 96pt for Title, 46pt for Headings, 28pt for text).
  • The central messages of your poster should be clear from the poster itself, and without need for lengthy explanation or discussion. Present your methods and a summary of results simply and concisely.
  • Yous hould aim to present your data and analysis as graphically as possible. Avoid too much text and/or large tables of data. Ensure that your graphs/figures are large enough to be seen easily and that labels are clear and self-explanatory.
  • Posters with a matte finish are easier to read.