Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society

Idaho Chapter
American Fisheries Society
2020 Annual Meeting

Oral Presenter Guidelines

2020 ICAFS Annual Meeting at the Coeur d'Alene Resort in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho


Oral presentations will be given on Wednesday, March 11 - Friday, March 13, 2020. Please follow the directions below to ensure a successful presentation.

Presentation Design Requirements

Designing presentations on a MAC:

Using Videos in Your Presentation:

Uploading Your Presentation File

Oral presenters must upload their electronic presentations (PowerPoint presentations) through the ICAFS Dropbox. A reminder, all video files must be uploaded as separate files from your PowerPoint presentation (even if they are embedded in the presentation).

The link to the ICAFS Dropbox, the user name and password information is below. Presentations must be uploaded by Friday, March 6, 2020 at 5:00 PM.

PRESENTATION (and supporting files) NAMING: all uploaded file names need to include the name of the PRESENTER.

EX: MAMERvietagretention2019.ppt along with MAMERvietagretention2020.avi

ICAFS Dropbox link: ICAFS Dropbox
Log on using ICAFS email:
Password is: icafsrocks

Be sure to LOG OUT OF ANY PERSONAL DROPBOX ACCOUNT BEFORE logging into the ICAFS Dropbox account.

Presenters can preview their presentations at the annual meeting by visiting the Media Center which will be located adjacent to the registration table.

Presentation Length

All general session presentations are 20 minutes. Three things happen during this time period: the speaker introduction by the moderator (1 minute), the presentation (15-16 minutes), and the question and answer period (3-4 minutes).

Presenters will not be allowed to go over the 20-minute time limit. Since it is essential that we maintain the meeting schedule and keep the concurrent sessions synchronized all presentations must start and end on time with no exceptions. The moderator will notify you at 15 minutes. You will be asked to leave the podium at 20 minutes!

IGNITE! Presentations: These short, to-the-point talks provide a fun platform for people to quickly share project updates, notes from the field, or other important topics that don't require a full 20-minute presentation. IGNITE! talks are 5 minutes long, and each slide in the presentation must advance automatically every 15 seconds (we will send a template and instructions if your abstract is accepted). Topics can be inspirational, funny, or informative, but all should strive to be engaging and entertaining.

Click here for a IGNITE! Presentation Guide

Coordinating with the Moderator

A moderator will conduct each session. Please provide your moderator with a brief biography that the moderator can use to introduce you. The biography should include: current position, organization, and other pertinent information.

Presentation Guidelines

You will be speaking from a podium-mounted computer and microphone. You are encouraged to familiarize yourself with the computer, microphone, and laser-pointer prior to giving your presentation. Please meet with your moderator at the break preceding your presentation for instructions, if not sooner.

Oral presentations should generally contain the following elements: introduction, objectives, methods, results, and conclusions/implications. Make sure to clearly state your objectives. Avoid unnecessary detail in the methods unless the methodology is the central topic of your talk. Primarily discuss the results and conclusions/implications. The conclusions/implications should relate back to the objectives.

Oral Presentation Contacts

Presenters who need more information or assistance should contact the following:

Oral Presentations (topic, content or session related):

Program Co-chairs: Nicky Graham or Jake Hughes

Oral Presentations (AV design & uploading questions):

Media Center: Kristi Stevenson