Presenter Guidelines

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Oral Presenters  |  5 Minute Rapid Oral Presentations  |  Electronic Posters  | Full Papers


Presenter AV Requirements Form Due: 31 July 2017
Headshot Image for Website Due: 31 July 2017
Full Papers (not mandatory) Due: 31 July 2017
PowerPoint Presentations Due (widescreen format 16:9): 28 August 2017
Electronic Posters Due (widescreen format 16:9): 28 August 2017
Qld Coastal Conference: 5-7 September 2017


All oral presenters are requested to complete and submit the AV requirements form by 31 July 2017
Click here to complete the speaker AV requirements form. 

Please send your headshot image to by 31 July 2017 to be added to your speaker profile on the conference website -


Your Oral Presentation must be 20 minutes in length with an appropriate number of slides. View the conference program to check your scheduled program timing here: 

Note: PowerPoint presentations are required in 16:9 (widescreen) format. Please contact Bella Vardanega via should you require assistance with ensuring your presentation is in this format. 

We request that all presentations (i.e. PowerPoint presentation) be emailed to by COB Monday 28 August 2017. A reminder email will be sent to you closer to the due date.

Tips for Creating your PowerPoint Presentation

Body Text:

  • Use a font that is easy to read. Arial, Verdana or Calibri tend to be the easiest to read on screens
  • Font should be no smaller than 18pt
  • Align text left. Centered text is harder to read
  • Write in point form, not complete sentences
  • Include 4-5 bullet points per slide
  • Avoid wordiness and clutter: A headline, a few bullet points, maybe an image – anything more than that and you risk losing your audience.


  • Heading font should be bigger than your body text.


  • Put dark text on a white background. This is easiest to read. If you must use a dark background – for instance, if your company uses a standard template with a dark background – make sure your text is quite light (white, cream or light grey) and increase the font size.

Images, Charts and Diagrams:

  • A chart, diagram or image can often convey much more to your audience than text
  • Don’t use low resolutions images as these can appear blurry on the screen.

Slide Timing:

  • Use 1-2 slides per minute of your presentation

For more information about PowerPoint or sample PowerPoint templates please click here:

5 minute rapid oral presentations

5 minute rapid oral presentations have been allocated 5 minutes during the concurrent sessions to deliver a key message on their research. Each rapid oral presentation may use a maximum of 5 slides including the introduction/title slide, message/content, and a conclusion/end slide where applicable. 

Please view the tips above for preparing and formatting your PowerPoint presentation.

electronic posters

Posters will be displayed electronically during the catering breaks of the conference. Poster authors should prepare their PowerPoint in widescreen format 16:9 resolution with a maximum of 5 static slides. Slides must be static and not contain links or video files. Poster slides will run continuously throughout the catering breaks on a screen located in the marquee breakout room. 

Poster authors should send their prepared PowerPoint presentation to Bella Vardanega at by Monday 28 August 2017.

Please view the tips above for preparing and formatting your PowerPoint presentation.

full papers

All presenters have the opportunity to submit a full paper for the conference. Please note, it is not mandatory for speakers to submit a full paper. Full papers and abstracts will be published on the conference website prior to the conference. Attendees will be notified when the full papers and abstracts are published so they may view them prior to attending the conference. 

Full papers are due no later than 31 July 2017. Please send your full paper to

Please refer to the Presenter Guidelines Document to view formatting instructions for full papers.