Presenter's “How to” Guide Presenter

You must refrain from any commercialization in your presentation; excessive use of company names and logos should be omitted.


All Presenters

Abstracts for all accepted presentations will be available to registered delegates in early April 2014

Oral and poster presenters are required to register for the meeting and pay all applicable registration fees. Take advantage of the early registration discount and register by February 28, 2014.

Hotel Reservations
Reserve early to receive the special AOCS rates.  The hotel deadline is April 3, 2014.


How can I promote my session?
You can promote your session on our Facebook page, and you can tweet about your session using #AOCS2014. You may also send AOCS blog submissions to Amy Lopez.


Oral Presenters

Lecture Delivery Time
The standard presentation time for a paper is 20 minutes, including questions. Session organizers may elect to offer authors 40 minutes for their presentation.


Audio Visual Equipment

• Laptop computers (PC) are provided for all sessions, and speakers are expected to utilize PowerPoint.

• Load your presentation to session room laptop approximately 30 minutes prior to session start. 

• Audio-visual technicians will be available to assist you. 

• We recommend you delete the file from the computer after your presentation.

AOCS Presentation Guidelines

• Use of trade names is prohibited, however, prior to presentation, session chair may approve the use of trade name.

• Properly cite and reference others' work or data.

• Presentations must adhere to the alloted time slot.

• Logo use is permitted on title and final slides only.

For tips on delivering your presentation, please view the AOCS Presentation Tips (.pdf).


Speaker Ready Room 
Laptop computers and an audio-visual technician will be available to speakers during the following hours:

    Room Open Technician Present
 Sunday, May 4
  7:00 am–7:00 pm
1:00 pm–5:00 pm
 Monday, May 5
  7:00 am–7:00 pm 9:00 am–5:00 pm
 Tuesday, May 6
  7:00 am–7:00 pm 9:00 am–5:00 pm
 Wednesday, May 7
  7:00 am–2:00 pm
9:00 am–1:00 pm


Poster Presenters

• Set Up: Sunday, May 4, between 10:00 am and 5:30 pm in Hall A of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.
Setup should be complete before the President's Welcome Reception.

Viewing: Posters are available for viewing beginning Sunday at 5:30 pm and will remain available
until 1:00 pm on Wednesday.

Removal: Poster removal begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday. Posters must be removed Wednesday by 3:00 pm. AOCS is not responsible for posters that have not been removed by 3:00 pm on Wednesday. 

Do not leave any personal items (poster tubes, bags, etc.) at the poster location. AOCS cannot guarantee their security.

Poster Dimensions and Specifications:

• Only flat posters and non-electrical displays are permitted

• Board size:  four feet high and eight feet wide; push pins will be supplied

• Each board will be equipped with a title header and a number for easy recognition

• An envelope will be attached to your poster board for the collection of questions when you are unavailable


Poster Viewing Times

Sunday 5:30–7:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am–6:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am–6:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am–1:00 pm

Visit with the Authors!
Monday 5:30–6:30 pm

Posters will have authors present.


Poster Submissions
Contact Tiffany N. Perry or phone (+1 217-693-4821) for poster submission details.