You will not need to provide your own laptop. AIST will provide a dell laptop, however, AIST will not have your presentation on-site. If you feel your presentation will not be compatible with the lap top provided, please feel free to bring and use your own.
AIST will provide: a wireless lavaliere microphone, a data projector, a mixer (for presentation sound, if needed) and a laser pointer.
The PowerPoint presentation should be emailed to your conference Planning representative. If you are not able to submit as a PowerPoint then a pdf will be accepted with (2) slides per page. If the attachment is too large to send please contact AIST for other options.
COMMERCIAL REFERENCES ARE NOT PERMITTED. Company logos may appear on the first and last page only – all others will be removed for printing. Please get approval in advance for exceptions if your company requires a standard template.
GRAPHICS: Simple line drawings, graphics, and photos are preferable. Graphics with dark backgrounds and reproductions of CRT screens are not recommended. Photographs should be of high contrast and clarity.
PLACEMENT OF GRAPHICS: All artwork should be incorporated into the text as it will be included within the lecture.
PRINTING: Workbooks are printed in black and white. Please do not use BLACK or DARK BACKGROUNDS on the presentation submitted for print. The best suggestion is a lighter background with dark lettering.
PAPER: If you will be submitting a paper in addition or in lieu of a PowerPoint presentation please contact AIST for these guidelines.
Presentations should match the document submitted for the attendees’ workbook (both in content and in order).
Do not use a slide unless you can read everything on it, without enlargement, at your normal reading distance.
Ensure appropriate contrast between background and text/graphics and do not use soft colors on slides because they do not project well.
Maintain a clear and well-organized focus during the presentation.
Define all acronyms and try to show both English and metric units.
Do not speak too fast and do not read your slides. Avoid speaking with a monotone pitch.