Speakers must upload and validate their presentations in the Speaker Preparation Room (between Hall 4 and Hall 5).
Speaker Preparation Room
Please submit the computer file of your PowerPoint presentation (on USB flash drive or CD-Rom) in the Speaker Preparation Room no later than 2 hours before the start of your session.
If your presentation is scheduled early in the morning, we would strongly recommend to submit your presentation the afternoon before the day of your presentation.
Hours of operation of the Speaker Preparation Room:
Tuesday, 8 May:
Wednesday, 9 May:
Thursday, 10 May:
Friday, 11 May:
Saturday, 12 May:
There is no need to bring your laptop to the lecture hall since it is not allowed to use it for presentation.
Your presentation will be sent through the computer network from the Speaker Preparation Room directly to the lecture hall. A technician is available in the lecture hall in case you need assistance to start your presentation (the laptop is installed at the lectern).
Click the mouse or press the arrow keys and your slides will advance as usual.
Format and technical requirements
The projection will be in the format 16:9!
Presentations in PowerPoint, Prezi or PDF format will be accepted. Speakers will find MS Windows 7 computers in the Speaker Preparation Room to upload and check their slides. All computers will have PowerPoint 2013, Adobe Reader and Prezi Desktop installed. If you created your PowerPoint presentation with a Mac-computer, be aware that it will be projected from a PC. We recommend that you first test your presentation on a Windows PC. If you created your presentation using Apple Keynote, please save it as a PDF or as a PowerPoint presentation. Please make sure to come to the Speaker Preparation Room at least two hours before your talk.
Presentations using non-standard Windows 7 or Office 2013 fonts should be saved with embedded fonts. Linked videos should be saved as an extra file to the same location as the PowerPoint file. Please use standard Windows 7 codecs to create those videos.
To avoid potential problems with fonts, please only use fonts common to both platforms (Arial, Courier, Courier New, Geneva, Georgia, Helvetica, Times, Times New Roman).
For presentations created in Office for Mac PowerPoint 2004, be sure to add the extension ppt at the end of your file (for example – mypresentation.ppt).
Most modern video formats are supported, for example all standards (*.wmv, *.mpg, *.avi, for example), that can be played from standard MS Windows 7 installed computers with Windows Media Player. Additionally, MOV, DivX, MPEG-4 und H.264 video formats (plus many more) can be played, too. Please upload any video files in addition to your PowerPoint presentation.
No file size limit is imposed.
The technical team is happy to assist you in the Speaker Preparation Room.