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Presentation Guidelines

·   Presentations should be done in PowerPoint. Any presentations done in Apple’s Keynote will need to be converted into a PDF in order for it to be used in a presentation. No overhead projectors will be available.

·   Speakers should plan to speak no longer than 15 minutes to allow time for questions from the audience and other panel members as well as discussion of topics covered by the panel.

·   Speakers must submit their PowerPoint presentations to the Speaker Ready Room (Imperial Room) at least 2 hours in advance of their Breakout Session.

·   Speakers should arrive at the Breakout Session room no later than ten minutes before the Session starts to get acquainted with the technology, make sure the presentation is loaded, meet the other speakers, and resolve any last-minute issues. Each room will have a Track Host who will be available to assist as needed.

·   Please be advised that all presentations will be posted on a secure website for attendees after the conference. If you wish to have your presentations excluded from the proceedings, please contact with that request by December 4, 2014.

Presenter Deadlines

·   Changes to Abstracts: November 1, 2014

·   Speaker Registration Deadline: November 1, 2014

·   Presentation excluded from Proceedings request:  December 4, 2014 

Room Assignments

All room assignments will be available in fall 2014. 
Speaker Ready Room: Imperial

Track 1: Feedstock Production and Utilization
Room: Del Mar

Track 2: Renewable Chemical Platforms
Room: La Jolla

Track 3: Advanced Biofuels and Biorefinery Platforms
Room: Santa Fe

Track 4: Synthetic Biology, Algae and Marine Biotech
Room: Plaza BC

Track 5: Technical and Research Presentations
Room: Plaza A

Poster Presenters

Poster Presenter Set-up

Poster presenters must check in at registration to receive credentials prior to being admitted to the area for poster set up, and must wear credentials during dismantle hours.

The posters are *landscape* oriented and 4 ft high x 8 ft wide (120 cm x 240 cm). Your display may be smaller than this, but it cannot exceed this size limit as you will interfere with your fellow presenters’ presentations. Posters should fit within the poster board dimensions for the cleanest display. Oversized posters will not be accommodated.

Location: California Ballroom C and Foyer

Time: Monday, December 8 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

BIO will provide push pins on site to mount the posters.

Poster Reception Details

Date:     Monday, December 8, 2014

Time:     4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:   California Ballroom C and Foyer

You must attend the poster reception on the evening of Monday, December 8. During this reception you must be able to discuss your poster with reception attendees in depth. Each poster must have a representative presenting it at all times during the reception. Each attendee is allowed to present one poster only.

*On site, each poster presenter is responsible for his or her poster at ALL times. BIO will not accept responsibility for the posters.

Poster Dismantle and Move-out

Location: CA ballroom C

Time: Monday, December 8, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM. Please note that BIO will discard any posters left after 6:00 PM.

Poster PDF

Please send a PDF file of your poster to by November 9 to be published on the Pacific Rim website. If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact

Shipping and Storage

Please note that Poster Presenters are responsible for their own shipping and storage. Please plan on hand-carrying your poster with you on-site.