Guidelines for Presenters

Guidelines for Presenters

Presentation Time Limits

It is vital that you limit the length of your paper in order to allow time for your fellow panelists and for discussion from the audience. For a typical three-paper session, individual papers must be no more than twenty minutes in length; while in a four-paper session, individual papers must be no more than fifteen minutes in length.

At SACRPH, some people choose to read from a written paper, but it is usually much more engaging to the audience to have the paper more selectively presented. If you choose to read, you should use the rule-of-thumb that each double-spaced page takes roughly two minutes, and you should size your paper accordingly (i.e., only 8 or 9 pages). If you are selectively presenting a longer paper (preferred), you should submit that full paper to your discussant, keeping in mind that discussants are also busy people and will not want to receive a treatise that is more than article-length.


Paper Deadline and Roles for Chairs and Commentators

You are responsible for turning in a brief c.v. and draft of your paper to your session chair and commentator no later than September 15, 2013. Chairs and commentators should send all presenters an email indicating where to send these. Please note that SACRPH takes the role of commentator seriously, and commentators can only prepare remarks that provide a thoughtful and cogent response to your paper if they have received it well in advance of the conference. Closer to the conference, the session chair will also be asked to collect electronic presentations for those using Powerpoint (or equivalent), so that all presentations can be uploaded onto a single computer in advance of each session.


Audio/Visual Needs

All rooms will be equipped with a projector and screen. You MUST bring a laptop if you would like to use this equipment; you must also bring any necessary cords or cables to connect your laptop to the projector. This is especially important for Mac users, who will need an extra VGA adapter. Please let us know as soon as possible if you have any special a/v needs, and we will try to accommodate you.


Registration and Scheduling

All participants are required to register for the conference. No unregistered speaker will be allowed on the program. Due to the number of sessions and limitations on time and space , we cannot accommodate any further special requests regarding scheduling.