Presentation guidelines

 

Workshop talks

For timing refer to workshop chairs

  • Powerpoint and/or pdf (safety copy).
  • English language. Free layout. Use animations parsimoniously.
  • Rule: "Less slides, More interaction.": generate debate with workshop participants within the presentation.
  • Workshop talks should bridge granular sludge and biofilms in general.
  • Bring your slide set on USB key to workshop chairs in workshop room during registration time on the Sunday.

 

Opening / Closing talks

20 min incl. questions from the audience

  • Ca. max. 10-15 slides as powerpoint and/or pdf (safety copy).
  • English language. Free layout. Use animations parsimoniously.
  • Rule: "Aerated visuals are better than anoxifying text."
  • Bring your slide set on USB key to conference technician in conference room during registration time in early morning or during lunch of the day of your talk.

 

Keynotes lectures

30 min incl. questions from the audience

  • Ca. max. 25 slides as powerpoint and/or pdf (safety copy).
  • English language. Free layout. Use animations parsimoniously.
  • In outlook: translate and broaden the detailed approach of the talk to the integrative field of granular sludge and biofilms, i.e.: "How can this approach make an impact to other types of granular sludge and biofilm systems?".
  • Rule: "Aerated visuals are better than anoxifying text."
  • Bring your slide set on USB key to conference technician in conference room during registration time in early morning or during lunch of the day of your talk.

 

Flash contributions

5 min incl. one question from the audience

  • Ca. max. 3-5 slides as powerpoint and/or pdf (safety copy).
  • English language. Free layout. Use animations parsimoniously.
  • Highlight the main research question, method, main result, and key take-home message.
  • Rule: "Aerated visuals are better than anoxifying text."
  • Bring your slide set on USB key to conference technician in conference room during registration time in early morning or during lunch of the day of your talk.

 

Oral contributions

15 min incl. questions from the audience

  • Ca. max. 10-12 slides as powerpoint and/or pdf (safety copy).
  • English language. Free layout. Use animations parsimoniously.
  • Highlight the background, knowledge gap, main research question, objectives, method, main results, key take-home messages, and outlook.
  • In outlook: one message should translate the detailed approach of the talk to the integrative field of granular sludge and biofilms, i.e.: "How can this approach make an impact to other types of granular sludge and biofilm systems?".
  • Rule: "Aerated visuals are better than anoxifying text."
  • Bring your slide set on USB key to conference technician in conference room during registration time in early morning or during lunch of the day of your talk.

 

Company vision contributions

10 min incl. questions from the audience

  • Ca. max. 7-10 slides as powerpoint and/or pdf (safety copy).
  • English language. Free layout. Use animations parsimoniously.
  • Highlight the main technological vision, gaps, and need for research.
  • In outlook: try to make links with other different types of granular sludge and biofilm technologies.
  • Rule: "Aerated visuals are better than anoxifying text."
  • Bring your slide set on USB key to conference technician in conference room during registration time in early morning or during lunch of the day of your talk.

 

Poster contributions

Poster sessions of 1 h

  • Poster in A0 portrait (vertical) format, as free layout.
  • English language.
  • Highlight the background, knowledge gap, main research question, method, main result, key take-home messages.
  • Rules: "Catch the eyes of delegates. Core message of poster can be captured in <10 s. Aerated visuals are better than anoxifying text."
  • Equilibrate your poster content with white space.
  • Use images and keywords in big characters instead of heavy sentence-based text blocks.
  • Use colors parsimoniously to highlight the core messages only.
  • Print your poster at your home institution.
  • Set it at your poster board number in the conference lobby during registration time in the early morning of your poster day.
  • Generate interaction with delegates during poster sessions. An excellent time to exchange. Prepare your business cards.
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