Presenter Guidelines

If you are scheduled to present an oral or poster presentation at the Society for the Neural Control of Movement meeting, please take note of the following information below.

Team Presentation Guidelines

The most important part of the team sessions at NCM is to provide a forum for active discussion of important issues in motor control.  Therefore, sufficient time must be devoted to general discussion and audience participation and not more data presentation.

Session leaders and co-presenters should interact and coordinate their session before the meeting and meet together during the meeting to hone their session and determine ways to interact with each other, the discussant and the questions from the audience.

The meeting room will be equipped with:

  • Projector and screen (please use 16:9 slide ratio)
  • Lectern microphone
  • Laser pointer and slide advancer

You will be required to use your own laptop to connect to the LCD projector.  Please note, HDMI cables will be provided.  If you use a MAC or have a different connection, please provide your own adapters/dongles.  You are able to test your laptop during the lunch break or the poster sessions.

For ease of transition time, it is recommended that presenters load presentations to one laptop.  Please note this is not required, only recommended.

Please test your presentation in advance to ensure that all slides/images/videos are working properly.  It is recommended to test your connection/slides a minimum of 20 minutes prior to your session beginning or at the start of the day/lunch period depending on the scheduled time of presentation.

Individual Oral Presentation Guidelines

All individual oral presentations are 15 minutes in length plus five (5) minutes time for Questions and Answers.  There will be a session chair who will advise you of the time remaining during your presentation, kindly observe the time restrictions out of respect for other presenters.

The meeting room will be equipped with:

  • Projector and screen (please use 16:9 slide ratio)
  • Lectern microphone
  • Laser pointer and slide advancer

You will be required to use your own laptop to connect to the LCD projector.  Please note, HDMI cables will be provided.  If you use a MAC or have a different connection, please provide your own adapters/dongles.  You are able to test your laptop during the lunch break, coffee breaks or during the poster sessions.

For ease of transition time, presenters may choose to load presentations to one laptop at the podium.  Please note this is not required.

Please test your presentation in advance to ensure that all slides/images/videos are working properly.  It is recommended to test a minimum of 20 minutes before your session begins or at the beginning of the day/during lunch depending on your session time.

Poster Presentation Guidelines

Posters will be designated a specific poster session closer to the meeting date but all poster presenters should plan their travel encompassing the last day of poster presentations, Friday April 21. Kindly set up and remove your posters during the allocated poster times so as not to impact other presenters.

Recommended poster information includes:

  • Keep text to a minimum
  • Ensure text is in large font
  • Use graphs, charts and/or tables
  • Ensure contents have a logical flow
  • Make it colourful

The maximum size for your poster is 110cm x 110cm but you do not need to use the full space.  Push pins will be provided for you to adhere the poster to the board.

> Removal of posters at the end of the display period is the responsibility of the author(s).  Posters not removed by the deadline will be removed and disposed of by meeting staff.  Please note that the posters will be held at the registration desk until the end of the conference after which time they will be recycled.

> There are multiple poster sessions, kindly take note of your poster session and the set up/tear down times.  Please note, poster presenters are not required to stand at their poster during the morning break, but it is encouraged to have your poster up and be available should someone wish to discuss prior to the scheduled poster session.