Educational Sessions

May 8 - May 10 Makuhari Messe, Chiba
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Oral presentations are always accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation. The speakers are entirely responsible for the presentation content (order, graphics etc.). Once on-site at the conference, every speaker should verify that the name of the room and the time of the session have not changed.

For your Presentation

All presentations and questions must be delivered in English, the official language of the conference.

Presentation Formatting

Please make sure your presentation is in a compatible format. Please prepare your presentation preferably using PowerPoint version 2016, 2013 or 2010. Please avoid using KeyNote. The on-site computers will handle Windows versions of PowerPoint only. There will be Windows Media Player 12 installed for your potential movie file.


Supported file types:
• Presentation: PPT, PPA, PPTA, PPTX, PDF
• Video: AVI, MPG, MKV, MP4, WMV
• Audio: WMA, MP3, WAV
• Pictures: JPG, GIF, BMP, TIF


The format of the screens to be used is 4:3 (1024x768).
Do not forget, when saving your final presentation on a USB or CD-R (CD-RW is not allowed to use), to make sure that you include your video files (if any) and all links to any multimedia files. Virus scanning in advance is desirable.


Depositing your File

Your presentation must be handed over to personnel on a USB stick in the SPEAKERS’ PREVIEW CENTRE as far in advance as possible and one hours BEFORE the beginning of each of your dedicated sessions AT THE LATEST. Any presentations for an early morning session should be handed over the evening before.
All presentations will be automatically transferred from the SPEAKERS’ PREVIEW CENTRE into the lecture room accordingly.


The SPEAKERS' PREVIEW CENTRE will be located on the second floor at the foyer of the International conference room (2F) of the venue and will be available in the following times:

Sunday, May 7, 16:00 - 18:00 Educational Sessions - Makuhari Messe, Chiba
Monday, May 8, 07:30 - 16:30 Educational Sessions - Makuhari Messe, Chiba
Tuesday, May 9, 08:00 - 16:30 Educational Sessions - Makuhari Messe, Chiba
Wednesday, May 10, 08:00 - 12:00 Educational Sessions - Makuhari Messe, Chiba

In the Lecture Room

Once you arrive into the lecture room your presentation will already be uploaded on the presentation screen. In all lecture rooms, you will be assisted by a hall assistant who will show you how to operate your presentation, remote control etc. When the presenter ahead of you takes the stage, please be ready to take your turn afterwards. The next speaker is requested to be seated at the next speaker’s seat which is provided at the left front row of each lecture room at least 15 minutes before his/her presentation.
Please, do NOT come at the last minute with your own computer, you will NOT BE ABLE to connect it. All presentations must be downloaded beforehand in the slide preview centre.


All lecture rooms will be accessible 30 minutes before the programme starts. Wi-fi will be available in the rooms.