Presenter Instructions


All presenters are required to register and pay by the close of author registration (date to be advised).

Oral Presentations

Each oral presentation will be of 15 minutes duration (12 minutes for the oral presentation and 3 minutes for questions/audience discussion). Microsoft PowerPoint™ software should be used. A maximum of ten to 12 slides is recommended. Normal standards for visual aids apply (clear, good quality and undistorted illustrations, simple graphics, minimum numbers of words [e.g. less than 50 per slide]). PowerPoint™ presentations will be loaded with assistance, and checked/tested by the authors, well before commencement of the Symposium session in which they are to be presented.

Please refer to the program schedule to view the day and time of your presentation. It is anticipated the Program schedule will be available early August, 2018.

Preparing your presentation

The session room will be equipped with a laptop, lectern, microphone, lapel microphone and data projector supplied by the National Wine Centre (NWC). You must use the NWC's laptops and play back devices.

The preferred method of presentation is PowerPoint through a laptop. PowerPoint presentations should be prepared in the wide screen (16:9) format not the standard (4:3) format. You must bring your presentation to the conference on a USB Flash drive for it to be loaded on the Conference system by an audio visual technician. Please have your presentation saved under your last/family name. Overhead and 35mm slide projectors will not be provided.

On Arrival

Presenters are requested to report to the registration desk on arrival. If you have a MAC or special presentation requirements, please see the technical operator in the session room for assistance. Meet with your session chairperson in the session room 10-15 minutes prior to the commencement of the session. If at all possible, please check-in your presentation material well before your presentation to avoid any delay.


Posters should be no larger than A0 portrait size e.g. 841mm wide [left to right] x 1189mm high [top to bottom]. Please ensure your poster does not exceed 841mm wide. Staff at the registration desk will provide instructions.

A photograph of the presenting author may be included. Words should be kept to a minimum, but clearly outline the aims, methods, results and conclusions of the research reported. Minimum font size is 24 point, with larger font for the title. Good quality Illustrations and clear, simple graphics should be used, to illustrate the poster subject, methods and key results. Concise bullet point lists can clearly outline aims and key conclusions. Poster presenters must provide their printed posters.

Hanging and Removing your Poster

Your poster needs to be hung using Velcro (hook, or ‘male’ velcro) which will be supplied by the organisers. The organisers accept no responsibility for damage to, or loss of posters.