Preparing and Uploading Your Oral Presentation

For Oral presentations, your PowerPoint presentation must be uploaded to the IRPS submission site.

Important Dates

See the Author timeline for important dates regarding manuscript and platform submissions, as well as author registration. These dates are critical to successfully present your work at IRPS.

Detailed instructions for Oral Presentations (read below):

Before you get started, it is important that you read the IRPS 2019 Audio/Visual Presentation Standards & Templates available in PDF and PPTX formats, to ensure that your presentation at the Symposium is readable, and the clarity and impact of your message is maximized. You may also consult with your session chair.

Standards & Templates

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This Symposium poses a unique challenge because we typically project to a large audience and we need to keep the house lights bright enough for everyone to take notes. A visual that is adequate for a group of 10 to 20 people may not be adequate for a large audience. Therefore the visual quality of your presentation is critical and is a key element to the success of your paper. Please follow the A/V standards carefully.

Once you have received the feedback from you mentor and have made the necessary changes, you may upload your presentation file to the IRPS submission site. Please be careful that your uploading filename should be PXXX.pptx or PXXX.pdf, where XXX is your paper abstract ID.

Please note your primary point of contact is always your mentor and/or session chair. Prior to the conference, direct any questions to your session chair, who will seek further clarification with the presentations chair if necessary during the conference, you may contact the A/V chair or members of the A/V committee.

At the Symposium

  • Please attend the A/V Chair meeting with your Session Chair in the evening (5:30pm-6:00pm) before your session at A/V setup room.
  • Review your slides in the A/V setup room no later than the day before your presentation.
  • Bring a backup electronic copy of your presentation with you to the symposium.
  • Bring a hard copy printout of your presentation for the author’s corner. Please read the detailed description about the Author’s Corner below.

Author’s Corner: The Author’s Corner is something like a small & short poster session held at a backend corner of your session room during a coffee break after your session. All oral presenters are expected to participate in the Author’s Corner immediately following their session. These lively sessions (an IRPS tradition since 1982) allow for one-on-one interaction with the attendees. Please post your hard copy printout of your presentation on a poster board at the backend corner of your presentation room just before your session starts. Please don’t forget remove your printout after your Author’s Corner finished.


The goal of the A/V team is to help you present your work as clearly and professionally as possible. We will be happy to help you in any way we can. Please don’t hesitate to ask for help or advice, and ask early in the process.