Speaker guidelines

Speaker guidelines

Time control

  • Is important to practice your session before doing it for the first time to know how much time will it need.
  • Consider that the attendees will have questions, don't spend all the time taking and save some time for Q&A.
  • Is better to go slowly and cover less than going fast and trying to say everything.

Slides style

Maintaining the style guide of the event is not mandatory but recommended. You can use this templates:

The rooms can be big and with lots of seats, remember that your presentation should be easily readable from the last row. Try to stand up a few meters away from your screen. If you can read it easily, the font size is correct. As a trick, try not to don't put more than eight lines on each slide with a maximum of 30 characters. Use a font size of 28 or more and add generous line spacing.

Be concise in your slides so they are easy to read and understand. Remember that the audience is listening to you and the slides serve as a means of support. Simplify as much as possible, try not to overuse use animations and add only what is necessary. If the content is complex, divide it into sections, try to extend or shorten your session in specific topics.

Avoid the use of CAPITAL LETTERS. Capital letters are harder to read and use more space on the screen. Use bold and italic to emphasize the sentences. The use of underscores is not recommended.

The projectors are 16:9 with HDMI connection.

Session formats

Standard (45min)

Standard talks consist of 35-40 minutes to present and 5-10 for Q&A.

Lightning (15min)

Lightning talks are quicker and summarized than Standards and normally last less than 10 minutes. In the conference jargon, they are known as data blitz.

A volunteer will let you know when you have 5 minutes left.

Additional resources