CELA 2015 Conference, March 24-28, 2015

Presentation Guidelines

Oral Presentations

Timing: Concurrent sessions typically will feature four (4) speakers during an 80-minute seminar, or three (3) speakers during a 60-minute seminar.  Therefore all regular oral presenters will have a TOTAL time of 20 minutes, including computer set-up, a brief introduction by a moderator, presentation of content and any follow-up clarification of commentary.  To be fair to all participants, it is strongly recommended that oral presentations be limited to 15 minutes, and no more than 15 slides (if appropriate).  Session moderators will serve as timekeepers and endeavor to balance available time among all speakers.

Technical Support: Conference-provided projection systems will be available in each of the session rooms. All presenters are expected to bring/share a laptop that can be connected to the projectors with appropriate cables. Both Mac and PC platforms are supported. Some technical assistance will be available in the speaker-ready room. It is strongly recommended that all presenters in a session contact each other ahead of time, to pre-load and test PowerPoint or other digital presentations on the designated laptop(s).

Panel Presentations

Timing: Panel sessions typically will feature four (4) or more speakers during an 80-minute seminar, or three (3) speakers during a 60-minute seminar. The panel moderator is responsible for serving as timekeeper, and to design the structure of the session. Unless at least three panelists are registered for the conference, a panel may be cancelled.

Poster Presentations

All posters are to conform to the following standard:  pre-printed sheet size limited to 24 inches x 36 inches, either in landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical) orientation.  CELA conference organizers will provide each presenter with a pre-cut, 24″ x 36″ backing board (black “Fom-Cor”) for support, alligator clips, and an easel/stand for display.  At the close of each interactive session, posters must be removed by the author.                          

Film Track Presentations

The film track may involve screening of a portion of or an entire film; discussion of a film’s production with screening of clips; pedagogical or research outcomes from film making with screening of clips. Please submit an abstract of the film. Following peer review of abstracts, authors will be invited to submit films for review. Presentations in this track are consistent with other conference tracks and should be limited to 20 minutes.

Presenter is responsible for bringing film or film clip on a portable media in a mp4. Streaming from online will not be available.