Information for Presenters

Author notification letters will be sent by e-mail to the individual who submitted the abstract. For a quick way to find out the method of presentation and time assigned to a specific abstract, use the author index provided.

Important Note About Social Media:  LPSC microbloggers will be tweeting during the oral sessions. If an individual speaker does not want their talk to be tweeted or otherwise reported on, it is the responsibility of the speaker to make that request at the beginning of their talk. We will NOT close an entire session to microbloggers.

Oral Presentations —

Oral presentations are scheduled for 15 minutes per talk:  10 minutes for speaking, and 5 minutes for discussion and speaker transition.

Audio-visual equipment provided will include laptop PCs and Macs and an LCD projector. There is no option for dual-screen presentations.

Presentation validation will be in the Alden Bridge Room. Checking in oral presentations is the most important step presenters can take to ensure their presentations are successful. Those presenting on Monday morning should check in their presentations on Sunday evening when they check in. The speaker-ready room will be open on Sunday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., on Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and on Friday from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m.

For more information, including a detailed schedule of presentation validation times and tips for preparing effective electronic presentations, read the following document:

Instructions for Electronic Presentations

In addition to the technical tips given in the above document, regardless of the number of talks you have given, we strongly encourage speakers to read the blog written by Emily Lakdawalla following a recent LPSC:

An Editorial on the LPSC 2013 Oral Sessions

Poster Presentations —

Poster sessions will be on Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Poster presenters are expected to be present at their poster on their assigned evening.

Poster location assignment guides will be available in the Town Center Exhibit Hall and at the conference registration desk. Poster presenters should check their assigned location number to make sure it has not changed since the notification letters were sent out.

Poster Size: 44" × 44" (maximum)
Materials Provided: Pushpins
Setup for Tuesday Posters: Sunday, March 20, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. OR 
Monday, March 21, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
Tuesday posters should be installed by noon on Monday.
Removal for Tuesday Posters: Tuesday, March 22, at 9:00 p.m. 
Tuesday posters must be removed at the conclusion of the Tuesday poster session — REMAINING POSTERS WILL BE DISCARDED.
Setup for Thursday Posters: Wednesday, March 23, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
Thursday posters should be installed by noon on Wednesday.
Removal for Thursday Posters: Thursday, March 24, at 9:00 p.m. 
Thursday posters must be removed at the conclusion of the Thursday poster session — REMAINING POSTERS WILL BE DISCARDED.

** NOTE:  Any posters that are not removed by the conclusion of the evening’s poster session will be discarded. **

Onsite Poster Deliveries —

AlphaGraphics will again provide poster printing services for those who don’t want to deal with the hassle of lugging their posters to the conference.

AlphaGraphics will have a staffed Poster Pickup Counter on the first floor of The Woodlands Waterway Marriott, just outside the Town Center Exhibit Hall.

The Poster Pick-Up Counter will be staffed starting Sunday, March 20, through Thursday, March 24. Hours may vary but will be posted at the Poster Pick-Up Counter.

For more details, including prices and ordering information, visit the AlphaGraphics website:

Creating Your Poster —

For examples of tips on how to best prepare a poster presentation, visit

Poster Presentations:  Designing Effective Posters

Epic Fail:  What a Perfectly Putrid Poster Can Do for You