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Presentation Guidelines

Thematic Flash Talk Guidelines

Thematic Flash Talks showcase extraordinary scholars in affective science, challenging them to present their most exciting new findings in a fast-paced, 5-minute per speaker format.

If you have been notified that your abstract submission was accepted for presentation as a thematic flash talk, please observe the following guidelines:

1)    Prepare a five minute presentation that is coherent, concise, and to the point. The most successful talks will present one study or – at most – two, related studies to make a single coherent point. Anything more would lead to information overload in such a short period of time.

 2)    The most successful talks will be comprised of five slides. Note that you may use “build features” / animations in your slides, but five base slides are recommended for this short presentation format.

 3)    To facilitate preparation, the session chair will collect your slides two weeks in advance of the conference. Please have your slides ready by Thursday, March 3, 2016.

If the session is running on time, the chair may invite one or two questions from the audience after your talk.

A laptop computer will be provided at the podium.  Your presentation will be on the laptop and ready for you to access.  Audio/visual technical assistance will be available in the meeting room should you have any questions.

Questions?  Please contact Jane Shepard at


Poster Presentation Guidelines

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Poster Presentation Schedule

Poster Session A: Thursday, March 17, 2016

4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Assemble your poster
5:00 p.m.-8:15 p.m. Poster viewing
6:45 p.m.-8:15 p.m. Author present
8:15 p.m.-9:15 p.m. Take down your poster


Poster Session B:  Friday, March 18, 2016

12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. Assemble your poster
1:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Poster viewing
5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Author present
7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Take down your poster


Poster Session C:  Saturday, March 19, 2016

12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. Assemble your poster
1:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Poster viewing
2:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Author Present
4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m. Take down your poster