Speaker Guidelines

Guidelines for Latornell Keynote Speakers and Session Presenters

General Code of Conduct

  • Presenters are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. Please don’t use offensive language and respect alternative opinions.
  • Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference speakers or delegates in any form.
  • The Steering Committee reserves the right to ask a speaker or delegate to leave the conference without refund if it feels this code of conduct has been breached.
Podium Microphone

Logistic Tips for Session Presenters

  • Please arrive promptly for your session. There is no need to send your presentation ahead of time – your presentation can be loaded onto the laptop via memory stick or CD (please do not rely on wireless internet connection, as it cannot be guaranteed).
  • Your presentation will be saved on the desktop of the computer. These will later be posted on the symposium website for viewing.
  • The session moderator will introduce you and provide the attendees with background information from your previously submitted biography.
  • If using acronyms during your presentation, please define them for the benefit of your audience.
  • Each presentation is approximately 20 – 25 minutes in length (unless otherwise noted) with an additional 5 minutes for questions from the audience at the end. The moderator will indicate to you how much time you have left with 5-minute and 2-minute warning cards. They will then indicate when your time is up.
  • Unless otherwise indicated, the moderator will facilitate questions following all of the presentations.
  • Inform the audience, during your presentation, if you have any handout materials available at the table in the back of the room that can be picked up at the end of the session.
  • We request that you refrain from open or extensive commercialism during your presentation.