Oral Presentations

Abstracts are now due October 22, 2016. Please see instructions

Oral presentations will be allotted 15 minutes each; please plan for 12 minutes of presentation followed by 3 minutes for questions. Presenters will be provided a visual signal at 13 minutes to wrap up. In order to maintain the tight schedule each day, and in fairness to others, presentation times will be strictly enforcedthey will be stopped at 15 minutes. Presentations must be electronic and in Microsoft Powerpoint® format. Presentations must be available to be uploaded to conference computers via flash drives prior to the start of the session (see your session chair or AV coordinator). No other formats or hardware will be accepted. If your presentation includes special audio- visual needs, please contact the Scientific Committee at least 2 weeks before the conference so we may attempt to meet special needs.

We strongly encourage you to practice your talk to ensure that slides progress as planned, the timing is within limits, and the graphics are readable for an auditorium setting. All images in presentations should be compressed to reduce total presentation file size; this will greatly help minimize technical glitches.

The filename of your presentation should include the following information only: Talk sequence number, last name, and first name (provided in your confirmation email). Filename scheme example: “20 Plover_Goldie” for the 20th talk in the conference presented by Goldie Plover.

artwork by Erin Cooper

Scientifically Speaking, first published in 1995 by the Oceanography Society, was updated and revised in 2005. It is intended to improve the flow of information among scientists by providing advice and observations on preparing and delivering a scientific talk. The booklet includes advice on using recent developments in electronic visual aids.

Acknowledgment: original text by Judith P. Rhodes, edited by the Oceanography Society Council and Vicky Cullen (1995), and supported by a grant from the Office of Naval Research. Updated and revised in 2005 by Ann Gargett and Mark Abbott; edited by Ellen Kappel. Graphic design by Johanna Adams. Support for printing the revised edition was supplied by a grant from the National Science Foundation.