1.  Regular orals are 15 minutes with 5 mins question time.  

2. Keynote presentations are 25 minutes, with 5 minutes question time.

3. We have a tight oral schedule to get through, with all orals in plenary, and we expect session chairs to be assertive to keep us all on track.

4. Please load your talks on the day before you speak, or at latest between 0800 and 0820 on the day you are speaking.

5. The optimum aspect ratio for the projection system is 16:9. The auditorium is quite large and visibility of small detail on the screen may be an issue for some toward the back of the room. Please consider using 16pt or larger text fonts. 

6. As always it pays to experiment with video or animation with the IT support prior to giving your talk.

7. Please be respectful of other speakers: stick to your allocated time.


1. Poster boards are PORTRAIT format. Please have posters in PORTRAIT format and A0 size (i.e. 85 cm width and 120 cm height). We will NOT be able to accommodate Landscape posters.

2. Posters should be printed before coming to the conference. If needed, there are A0 printing facilities in Hobart, but printing in Hobart may have a lead time of 1-2 days, or more, depending on demand. Local businesses capable of printing posters include:

Snap Hobart: 190a Macquarie Street, Ph: +61 3 62245377

Fuji Xerox (paper and fabric printing option): 118 Bathurst Street; Ph: +61 3 6234 8903

3. Write the name of the session: e.g. T10: Non-polar ice cores in the upper left corner of your poster.

4. Posters should be put up on the day between 0800 and 0820.  They will remain there for viewing during lunch and the formal 2 hours afternoon poster session, where you are required to be at your poster for a majority of this time.  Posters are to be removed at the end of each day.

5. There will be unique Tasmanian art pieces as prizes for the "Best Poster Award" (including a specific early career researcher award) at the conference.  These are worth winning and this should encourage you to present your best poster and encourage you to stick around for the prize ceremony on the Friday afternoon.  Please note that authors with multiple posters will not be eligible for more than one prize.