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To increase the visibility of poster papers, poster authors will each give a 60-second oral "teaser" presentation in one of two teaser sessions.

Tentative Teaser Schedule

Odd-numbered posters (i.e., P01, P03, etc.) will present their teasers during the teaser session on the morning of Monday, Feb. 24. Even-numbered posters (i.e., P02, P04, etc.) will present their teasers during the teaser session on the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 25.


Each poster author must upload a teaser slide by Monday, February 10, 2014. Late submissions will not be included in the teaser presentations.

Format Requirements

Each teaser slide must meet the following strict requirements:

  • 1 slide in MS Powerpoint format (.ppt or .pptx)
  • The aspect ratio of the teaser presentation will be 1024 pixels wide x 768 pixels high. Submit slides in 1024x768 format for best appearance.
  • Animations and video: any animations or video must run automatically when the slide comes on screen. Timing must be programmed into the slide.  Video must be embedded and may not be submitted as a separate file.  We recommend that you test the slide on at least two other computers to check for compatibility.
  • You will have 60 seconds at the podium.  Time your script/video/animations to finish in less than 60 seconds to avoid being cut off.
  • File size should not exceed 5MB.
  • Name the teaser file "posterXX.ppt" or "posterXX.pptx", where XX is your poster number. Poster numbers can be found here.

Creating a Good Teaser

The purpose of a teaser is to tease, not to tell all.  Rather than trying to deliver a compressed version of your full contribution, use your teaser to get the audience interested and intrigued in what they will find when they visit your poster. In general, we encourage you to

  • Single out the most important idea or impact that you want your presentation to be remembered for.
  • Express that one idea, as memorably as possible, without rushing, using whatever visual and auditory support you find helpful.
  • Have someone unfamiliar with your work critique your videos, animations and script.
  • Have fun with it!

Presenting Your Teaser

Teasers will be presented in the order listed on the teaser program. Consult the teaser program to view session assignments.

All teaser presenters should come to the front of the lecture hall at the start of the teaser session to which they are assigned. Following the guidance of the Teaser Session Chairs, presenters should arrange themselves in the prescribed order and be ready to speak when it is their turn. Teaser presentations will be kept strictly to 60 seconds, so presenters are encouraged to practice their teaser until they are confident of meeting this time restriction.  All of the teaser slides will be consolidated into a single presentation that will be run by one of the Teaser Session Chairs.  Slide transitions will be controlled by the Chairs; as mentioned above, any other transitions (animations, videos, etc.) must occur automatically.

Submitting Your Teaser

Submit the following by Monday, February 10, 2014:

Enter the number of the associated poster paper (i.e., P01, P25, etc.).