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Lunar and Planetary Science Conference
The Woodlands, Texas
March 19-23, 2018

Speaker Instructions

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 his/her talk to be tweeted or otherwise reported on, it is the responsibility of the speaker to make that request at the beginning of the talk. We will not close an entire session to microbloggers.

Speaker Guidelines —

Oral presentations are scheduled for 15 minutes per talk:  11 minutes for speaking and 4 minutes for discussion and speaker transition. A two-minute warning will be issued at the 9-minute mark.

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 speaker-ready room (Alden Bridge). 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 between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

The speaker-ready room will be open during the following hours:
Sunday, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday, 7:00 a.m. to noon.

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 excellent blog written by Emily Lakdawalla following LPSC 2013:

An Editorial on the LPSC 2013 Oral Sessions