Not Intended for Commercial Submitters
Submissions through this portal are not intended for commercial or industry-related presentations. Those should be presented via the Corporate Webinars option.
Presenters specifically recruited and invited by the MSACL network have only general timing guidelines with presentation lengths ranging from 25-50 minutes and open-ended Q&A - typically 15-60 min.
After submitting through the online portal and being accepted to present, Podium presenters will select from two options. Option 1 is intended for those earlier in their career, and for Option 2 for those later, although it is up to presenter to judge based on self-assessment of the depth and breadth of content they have to share.
Option 1 : 15 min talk // 5 min Q&A // total time up to 20 min
Option 2 : 20 min talk // 15+ min Q&A // total time of 35+ min
Presentations are planned to occur in groups of two with a 15-20 minute interlude to allow time for attendees to visit vendor breakout rooms in order to learn more about tools and services available to accelerate their research.
After submitting through the online portal and being accepted to present, Poster presenters will select a Poster Session in which to participate. Expect anywhere from 5-20 other poster presenters in each session.
Presenters will open with a no-slide 60-120 second pitch (depending on the number of presenters), and then each presenter will move to a breakout room to attend visitors interested in discussing their poster.
Slide sharing in the breakout rooms is expected, but not required. It is recommended that the presenter partition their "poster" in 1 to 5 slides rather than share an actual poster.
Tip: Break poster into segments and move these to individual slides.
Total time, up to ~2 hrs, but since this will be virtual, you will be able to multi-task if there is limited traffic to your poster.
Logos on Slides
For both Podium and Poster presentations, please limit the use of logos on your slides to the first slide in your deck.
Register for Your Session
As a presenter, you will need to register for your session(s) via the registration link that will be included as part of your session profile on the Connect feed.