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Guidelines for Invited Speakers

Create your presentation in PowerPoint. We will be transferring each presentation to a common laptop. After the workshop, we will post each presentation on the workshop web site. In order to make the presentations useful for viewing on the web, the file size needs to be reduced such that the total file size is less than 3 MB. The original version of your presentation may well be larger than 3 MB, so you'll need to downsize any images that are very high resolution. The easiest way to reduce the file size of a PowerPoint file is to use compression software. This product has a free trial version and is very quick and easy to use: http://www.nxpowerlite.com


If you are unsure of how to do this, then bring a copy of your presentation to the workshop on a CD and Karin will do the resizing for you.

Guidelines for Posters

We do not have absolute size requirements for the posters at this workshop; they will be hung on the walls of the conference room. So you have flexibility in the size and orientation of your poster. However, we must use blue painter's tape to hang the posters so we do not damage the walls. We will supply the tape, so please make sure there is no other adhesive on your poster.

A digital version of your poster will be posted on the workshop website (see the poster session from the Geology and Human Health workshop for an example). Please email a file of your poster to kkirk@montana.edu and mogk@montnana.edu as either a PowerPoint or PDF file. PowerPoint files are preferred over PDF files. In order to make the posters useful for viewing on the web, the file size needs to be reduced such that the total file size is less than 5 MB. The printed version of your poster may well be larger than 5 MB, so you'll need to downsize any images that are very high resolution which will reduce the total file size. The easiest way to reduce the file size of a PowerPoint file is to use compression software. This product has a free trial version and is very quick and easy to use: http://www.nxpowerlite.com


If you are unsure of how to do this, then bring a copy of your poster to the workshop on a CD and Karin will do the resizing for you.


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