Podium Session Information

A podium session is designed to permit the author to orally present and explain the objectives, methods, results and conclusions of his/her research. Audio-visual presentations are encouraged. Authors are allotted six minutes to present, followed by a four-minute discussion specifically addressing the audience's questions.

The format for the session is as follows:

  • Overview by moderators
  • Author presentations
  • Closing remarks by moderators

Audio-visual Requirements for the 2011 AUA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC
The AUA requires that all participants use Microsoft PowerPoint for their presentations – 35mm slide projectors will not be available. The use of MS PowerPoint ensures optimal presentation and an easy format for the speaker. It also provides attendees the excellence in quality they expect at AUA meetings.

The AUA has standardized the computer presentations at the meeting. Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 will be the standard software. If a presenter prefers software other than Microsoft PowerPoint, they MUST contact Simon Tuck with Projection Presentation Technology at AUA@projection.com to discuss their software needs.

Presenters will not be allowed to use their own computers for presentations. One computer will be in each meeting room. All presentations will be loaded on this unit. Presentations MUST be turned in at the Speaker Ready Room.

Technicians will load presentations for the speakers via the network connection from the Speaker Ready Room.

The AUA encourages advance submission of presentations to Projection Presentation Technology (PPT) before arrival in Washington, DC. Advance submissions will be checked to make sure that the format is compatible with audio visual and computer equipment available in the convention center. These presentations may be accessed in the Speaker Ready Room and may be changed before the actual presentation. More information on this service will be sent in the coming weeks.

ONE of the following media may be used for all presentations submitted to the Speaker Ready Room:

  • CD ROM
  • USB memory stick

If the presentation cannot be transferred to one of the media listed above, the technicians in the Speaker Ready Room will transfer the presentation from your laptop at the meeting. The presentation must be IBM compatible. NO MacIntosh programs will be accepted. Computers will be available in the Speaker Ready Room to make changes to presentations, print notes, and practice presentations. There will also be a CD-ROM burner available in the Speaker Ready Room to make final copies of your presentations.

Speaker Ready Room
For your convenience, a Speaker Ready Room will be provided during the 2010 Annual Meeting. The Speaker Ready Room will be located in Room 140AB in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Hours of operation are:

Friday May 13

(Noon – 5 p.m.)

Saturday May 14

(6 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

Sunday May 15

(5 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Monday May 16

(5 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

Tuesday May 17

(5 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

Wednesday May 18

(5 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

Thursday May 19

(5 a.m. – 9 a.m.)

****NEW**** – A/V technicians are unable to make changes to presentations in the session room. Presentations can be updated in the Speaker Ready Room, 140AB.

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