Presentation preparation

All presentations need to be uploaded on our system by Monday September 10 at 2 pm. Please send your slides as soon as possible to isbs2018@aut.ac.nz. The sooner, the better in order to ensure compatibility. A presenter ready room will be available during the week of the conference to make final arrangements if needed.

Oral podium

Oral podiums are 10 minute presentations in a theatre. There will be four presentations per session. Each presentation will last for 10 minutes. Each presenter will remain seated on the stage until the conclusion of the last presentation. Then the floor will be open to questions and answers, in a panel discussion format.

You can see an example of a PowerPoint presentation here. This is only an example; you are free to use a template of your choice (i.e your university template). We encourage the use of videos.

Poster presentations

Poster presentations will be a 1-minute (1-slide) pitch in a theatre, followed by you standing next to your poster. Posters do NOT need to be printed; we are an eco-friendly conference and are avoiding paper. All posters will be presented in PowerPoint format and displayed on digital screens.

You are required to prepare and send two PowerPoint presentations:

  • 1 slide, landscape format for the 1-minute pitch in the theatre, AND
  • 1 slide, portrait format for the digital screen

You can see an example of PowerPoint slides here (landscape 1-minute and portrait A0 for the screen). These are only examples; you are free to use a template of your choice (i.e your university template).

We encourage the use of videos into your posters to showcase your research. There will be a special SAMSUNG prize for the best ISBS digital poster use of video or other interactive technology, based on:

  • Visual appeal
  • Innovative
  • Use of biomechanics technology
  • Applied biomechanics

You must use embedded video files using formats supported by Microsoft PowerPoint: avi, mp4, mov, mpg, wmv. We cannot guarantee video formats outside of these will operate as intended. Embedded videos should be set to play automatically and loop continuously to enable continued display throughout the day. For advice on technical specifications, contact Dr Jono Neville.

Engaging your audience during your ISBS presentation - Dr Gillian Weir and Josh McGeown, Monday 10th September,  9:00-10:20 and 13:30-14:50.

We will be offering a workshop to help you prepare for your presentation on Monday, please register when you receive the workshops survey (August):

This workshop aims to provide delegates with tips and feedback as to how best present their research for the ISBS 2018 congress. This interactive workshop will help delegates to learn how to distill and communicate complex ideas, structure your narrative and how to best visualize your data. Participants are encouraged to bring their ISBS presentations to practice and receive constructive feedback.

Gillian Weir is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Massachusetts. She has been invited to do scientific presentations at Fremantle Dockers Football Club (AFL), West Coast Eagles Football Club (AFL), Shriners Hospital for Children, Hockey Australia and Rugby WA and has presented at a number of international conferences.