Three different types of contributions co-exist on the DRT 2019:

  • two types of oral contribution, both of which are organized in distinct time blocks
  • and the classic Poster

Talks

A standard talk has a length of 20 minutes.  This duration includes 5 minutes for questions and discussion and for change-over to the next speaker. The lecture room offers 16:9 projection.

Authors are kindly asked to make sure that their presentation is available to the organization team at least 30 minutes prior to the time block of the session. A lecture room assistant will be available. When producing PowerPoint files we recommend embedding all used fonts in order to guarantee a smooth presentation. Also PDF and Libreoffice Impress are supported.

Pecha Kucha

Pecha Kucha is a relatively new format, where the presenter shows 20 slides for 20 seconds of commentary each. This makes in total 6 minutes and 40 seconds. The number of slides and the duration is fixed. See here for more information on Pecha Kucha.

3 Pecha Kucha presentations follow one another immediately, before a 10 minute break for discussion and questions follows. We tried to group Pecha Kucha presentations with related content.

The lecture room offers 16:9 projection. Authors are kindly asked to make sure that their presentation is available to the organization team at least 30 minutes prior to the time block of the session. A lecture room assistant will be available.

As a smooth transition between presentations is important, we ask that you use PowerPoint files and embed the used fonts, so a smooth presentation is guaranteed.

Please note that we also offer poster space to Pecha Kucha contributors, in case you feel that this new format is not sufficient enough to get your message across.

Pecha Kucha Tips

From our (very limited) personal experience with Pecha Kucha here some ideas to plan your presentation:

  •  20 seconds are usually not a lot of time for complicated graphics..
  • it is possible to show a single image twice or even more often in a row. This increases the time you have per slide, if 20 seconds are not enough.
  • you have many slides, yet relatively little text. Plan visual!
  • It may be useful to insert a slide somewhere in the middle with non-vital information. This can allow you to catch up if you are running out of time with the previous slides.

Posters

Poster boards are in A0 portrait format. The material necessary for attaching the poster to the poster board is available in the poster area. In addition, there are usually assistants available to help putting up or taking down posters. We offer room to place private laptops or other devices to present additional material.