Presenter Information- Talks

To accommodate as many talks as possible, up to 5 presentations will be included in each 90-minute session of contributed talks. Up to eight of these 90-minute sessions will run in parallel from Tuesday, July 12 - Friday, July 15.  See this PDF document and search for your name to find out the time of your talk.

Each individual presentation runs for 18 minutes, including approximately 16 minutes for the talk and 2  minutes for questions and answers.  This time can be adjusted according to the number of speakers.

Each session has a chair who will keep the time and take the questions from the audience. You can find the name of the session chair in the document referred to above. Please arrive at the room at least 5 minutes before the session starts and introduce yourself to the chair immediately. 

All session rooms have been requested to be equipped with an LCD video projector, PC computer with DVD drive, USB hub, Wireless Internet connection, audio for the computer, a projection screen, wireless lavaliere microphone, wireless mouse and slide advancer, laser pointer, podium, and a wired microphone. (Equipment listed per session room could vary pending room size/inventory.) 

You can bring your talk on a USB memory stick (also known as USB flash drive) and copy the file (typically PowerPoint or PDF) onto the PC before the session starts.


- A Mac computer will be available on-site on request (first come/first serve). If a speaker is interested in using a Mac for their lecture, please inform the Society Conference Staff at least 4 hours prior to your session start time. Staff will be located at the Society Registration Desk in the Renaissance Hotel Lobby.

- You are also welcome to bring your own laptop (with display port), and connect with the session room LCD video projector. 


Speaker and Presenter Testing and Practice Room is located at the Oakland Heights Meeting Room (on the 12th Floor) of the Renaissance Hotel. Speakers may test their presentation(s) using a PC computer that is located in this space anytime between 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  The computer and this space is available on a first come, first serve basis. 

The conference center will be providing one PC computer in each presentation room with this software:

Windows 7:

Office 2010

IE 10



Acrobat Reader XI

iTunes 11

QuickTime 7.7.5

VLC 2.0.6


 Mac OS X 10.8.4 (Available upon request) 

Office 2011



Safari 6.0.5

iTunes 11

VLC 2.0.5


Presenters who wish to provide handouts for their presentation are responsible for providing their own handouts. Printing will NOT be available onsite by the Society. The Renaissance Hotel front desk for an additional fee can assist with printing documents.


Thank you, 

2016 IMPS Planning Committee