International Association for Computer Information Systems
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Conference Presentation Guidelines

Registration: Please register for the conference before the deadline noted in your manuscript acceptance letter to ensure the inclusion of your manuscript in Issues in Information Systems or your abstract in the Conference Proceedings and scheduling on the Conference Program.

Sessions: Please be in your assigned room at the start of the session, even if your presentation is not first on the schedule. Each presenter will be allowed 15 or 20 minutes for their paper depending on the session schedule. Plan on limiting quantity of slides to 7-9 to ensure sufficient time to cover your research results and field audience questions. If there are multiple authors, we recommend that you select one author for presentation of the paper. Presentations must be presented according to the scheduled order and time. No swapping should occur. This lets everyone move between sessions should they wish to hear a particular presentation. The printed program is the final session schedule unless the Conference Chair initiates a change. Any change will be posted in the registration area.

Session Chair: Each session will have a session chair responsible for introducing each presenter and keeping time. Please follow session chair instructions so that everyone will have their full time allocation. If you are interested in participating as a session chair, please contact Dr. Richard McCarthy, 2012 Conference Chair, at

A/V Equipment: Each room is equipped with a laptop computer, LCD projector and screen. Please bring your presentation on a USB Flash drive. Arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled presentation to load your presentation onto the computer. To ensure timely presentations and avoid configuration problems, please use the IACIS-provided computers rather than your own.

Guidelines for Visuals: To make your presentation more effective, we recommend that you consider the following guidelines when preparing your slides:

  • Prepare only 1-2 slides per minute of presentation.
  • Use no more than 6 lines of text per slide (32 point type).
  • Use no more than 6 words per line.
  • Use color for effect. Be careful of using yellow, as it is often difficult to see.
  • Make sure each slide reflects only one idea.
  • Do not use typed notes or complex charts as a slide.
  • Use bullet points to reinforce key concepts.