Presentation Guidelines

Oral Presentation Guidelines

  • Design your talk so that it will of interest to a general academic audience. There will be representation from all graduate departments at UTM at the colloquium.
  • Contributed oral presentations are scheduled for 15 minute timeslots with 12 minutes allotted for each presentation plus 3 minutes for questions. Time limits will be strictly enforced by the session presider, who will warn each speaker when they are approaching their time limit. 
  • Please bring a copy of your presentation on a USB Flash drive.
  • The meeting room will be equipped with a dedicated LCD projector and PC laptop. The laptop will be running Windows 7 with MS Office 2010 Suite.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat are the recommended formats for slides. These file types will work most smoothly on the laptops we provide.

Poster Presentation Guidelines

  • Design your poster so that it will of interest to a general academic audience. There will be representation from all graduate departments at UTM at the colloquium.
  • Conversation is encouraged at the poster session. Posters are displayed during the lunch break on the day of the poster session. Authors should hang their posters in the morning (before 11:00 am) and remove them at the end of the day.
  • Poster printing will be provided free of charge by the Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre. Please carefully review the specific requirements below.
  • Pushpins are the only method allowed for attaching the poster to the board. These will be supplied on site.

BE AWARE that for this event there are specific requirements that apply to printing your poster

  • Your poster must be submitted in PDF format.
  • Your poster must be sized at 42 by 36 inches OR 106.68 by 91.44 centimeters.
  • It is your responsibility to proofread your final poster before submitting it for printing (there is no second free printing).  Email posters@utoronto.ca  and attach the final version for printing to this email. You will be emailed twice; once with a confirmation of receipt and again when your printed poster is ready for pick up. Please label your attachment with your lastname_firstname to avoid confusion.
  • Your poster MUST be submitted by Wednesday April 20, 2016 at 5 pm. The reason for this submission date is to allow sufficient time for printing all of the submitted posters. Posters submitted after the deadline are not eligible for free printing and you will receive an email with the price prior to the poster being printed.
  • It is strongly requested that you use a light background.
  • Your final poster will be printed on poster presentation grade poster paper.
  • The library DOES NOT LAMINATE THE POSTERS.