Presenter Guidelines

Types of Presentations

Short Presentations

Duration 28 min incl. questions
Proposal format An abstract of the presentation
Submission format PDF, ODF or PowerPoint file submission required in advance

See upload deadline and information below.

Pico Format

Duration 6min 40sec as 20 slides for 20sec each
Proposal format An abstract of the presentation
Final format PowerPoint file with timing set to automatically progress at 20 seconds

See upload deadline and information below.


Proposal format Abstract describing the poster content and approach taken. Optional link to draft version.
Final format PDF file formatted as a one-sided colour A1 size poster, submitted in advance, plus a printed version brought to the conference.

By submitting, the authors agree that they, or their employer, retain copyright, but that the poster should be licensed so that others can re-use it freely, non-commercially (for example with creative commons). Please note that the organisers will need full distribution rights to distribute your poster electronically as part of the MoodleMoot.

Poster presenters will bring a, A1 size (23.4 x 33.1 in) printed version of the poster. They will be given space to hang their poster and will be asked to be at their poster to answer questions, at least for the first break.

See uploading deadline and information below.

Proposing a Presentation/Poster

Deadline: Monday 11 April (extended)

Outlines should be one or two paragraphs in length; enough for reviewers to understand what you will present. Remember that MoodleMoot regular presentations may not be self-promoting.

To propose a presentation or poster, you need to be logged in. You can then add an entry in the Presentations database activity.

Presenter Registration

Deadline: Monday 30 May

It is necessary that you register for the conference in order to present. If you have any difficulty registering, contact [email protected]. Unfortunately we cannot offer discounts to speakers.

Upload your Slides/Poster

Deadline: Monday 30 May

We ask you to upload your presentation slides in advance. There will be no need to plug in your own computer on the day as all presentation slides will be pre-loaded on computers at the venue. It will also help you prepare your presentation in advance, so you're not rushing things at the last minute. Some presentations will be recorded and having the slides will allow us to integrate them into the recording.

In relation to slide content, we encourage you to follow these guidelines.

  • You are the focus of the presentation. Slides should be used for illustrative and reinforcement purposes.
    • Use appropriate diagrams and images, use points only when necessary and avoid long text altogether.
    • Where text is used, stick to a common serif font like Arial with fonts no smaller than 24pt.
    • Use good quality images with clear colour contrast.
    • Animations should only be used to illustrate a point or build a diagram.
    • Blank slides should be used when there is no pertinent information to show, while the audience is listening to you.
  • In regular presentations, as a rule-of-thumb, use one slide for every two minutes of your allotted presentation time (excluding tile slides, etc).
  • Live demonstrations are not permitted as part of presentations. If you must include a short demonstration include a screen recording as a video in the slides or have equivalent content in your presentation as screen-captures or diagrams.

How to Submit your presentation slides

If you are unable to upload your file, please contact [email protected].

Preparing to Present

Promote your presence at #MootUS16

Let your colleagues, associates, friends, relatives and strangers know you're presenting.

  • If you use Twitter, please use the hashtag #MootUS16.
  • Add your Twitter handle to your presentation.
  • Add your biography.

Rehearse your Presentation

It is recommended that you prepare for your presentation by rehearsing it.

  • Try presenting to your family, friends or in front of a mirror.
  • Time your rehearsal to see if it will fit in your allotted presentation time.

Show up in the break before your Presentation

It is important that you arrive at the room for your presentation in the break before the session that you will present in.

  • Introduce yourself to the person chairing the session. They may ask for information that can be used to introduce you.
  • Test your presentation on the presentation machine.
  • If your session is being video recorded please make sure you allow time for a quick mic-check and setup.
  • Bring a copy of your presentation on a memory stick, just in case.

Got any Questions?

We want to support you. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

Last modified: Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 3:21 AM