Rapid Fire Free Paper Presenters 2019

BOPSS 2019, Nottingham

Rapid Fire Free Paper Presenters



Your abstract has been accepted as a rapid-fire free paper. Your presentation has been assigned a number, and will be listed in the meeting programme under this reference number. You can view your assigned number on your account under the “my abstracts” page in the secure area of the website. Please read and follow the instructions below very carefully, as failure to do so may result in your av materials not being included


ONLY acceptable format

PowerPoint only.  We are not offering Keynote for the free paper sessions. We’re offering single data (Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 2016 Professional) projection or single video projection


Submission Deadline

We require your final PowerPoint presentation at the very latest by noon on Friday 07th June 2019.  

Please upload your presentation to the secure server.

Please do NOT email it. Please ensure that you wait for your presentation to fully upload – you will receive a message to say that it has uploaded. Please note that some trust servers may restrict access, so please upload from your home network if you are experiencing any issues – the upload server is working correctly and can accept files of up to 2GB. Please bring your file to the meeting on an usb stick as back up.


Saving your presentation

Day of presentation, your assigned number, your surname, so for example: Thurs101Smith


Presentation & No. of Slides

You have 4 minutes to present, followed by 1 minute for discussion

We recommend that you have no more than 8 slides and a maximum of 12 slides (including your title/acknowledgement). Slides should NOT contain your entire presentation. Best practice is that a slide should be read and understood in 30 seconds or less. If you are using images, please use the highest resolution possible.


Format of presentation

Your presentation must be in PowerPoint. The format of the screen will be wide screen. Please make sure that your PowerPoint presentation is created in 16:9 (wide screen) format. In Microsoft Office 2013 and later versions the default format is now 16:9 (wide screen format). This is NOT the default setting for earlier versions therefore you will have to change your slide master BEFORE creating your PowerPoint slides. Failure to do this will result in your slides displaying incorrectly.


Audio and Video

If your presentation has audio please draw our attention to this. You should make sure your audio format is: .aiff, .au, .mid or .midi, .mp3, .wav, .wma

If your presentation has video in it, please draw this to our attention. Please note that different versions of Microsoft Office support different video file formats. We therefore strongly recommend that you use Microsoft Office 2013 or later versions which support the following video files: .mp4 videos encoded with H.264 video (a.k.a. MPEG-4 AVC) .mp4, .m4v, .mov; also supported are: Adobe Flash Media .swf, Windows Media file .asf, Windows Video file .avi, Movie file .mpg or .mpeg, Windows Media Video file .wmv

In Microsoft Office 2010 and later videos are embedded into the presentation rather than linked as with older versions.   If using an older version, please provide your presentation with the separate video files with a clear indication in the presentation where each video should be embedded.



The programme is tightly scheduled and it is essential that your talk does not overrun the four minutes presentation time that you have been allotted. You will be given a one-minute warning and the moderator will ask you to stop if you overrun your four minutes.



If you have any queries regarding the content or the uploading of your file(s) please contact us/a>