Presentation types


Talks are 12 minutes long and presented live, plus 3 minutes questions and discussion. There are limited possibilities for talks, therefore some abstracts submitted as a talk may be converted to Pecha Kucha talk or elevator speech.

Tip: A general rule of thumb: plan on one minute per slide. For a 12-minute long talk 12 slides would be ideal. Good slides require the right amount of data. Do not try to put too many points in a single slide, and never put in a large data table with unreadable fonts. It is also important to remember font size! Do not use any text that is smaller than 24 points. Think visually and use minimal text! 😉 And enjoy your presentation! It is all fun! 🙂 If you are not excited about giving your talk, then no one will be excited to listen to that talk. Personal and humorous anecdotes can help you connect with your audience.

Pecha Kucha

Pecha Kucha is a fun and challenging presenting style involving strict timing with 20 slides, each lasting 20 seconds. Pecha Kucha talks are 6 minutes and 40 seconds long, and pre-recorded. Use this sample for your presentation! Technical information for the video recording: Questions will be after the Pecha Kucha talk sessions.

Tip: While you put together your slides, think visually (include as many pictures / figures as possible) and use minimal text.
For some examples see: Vivien Reicher’s presentation and Zsófia Bognár’s presentation.

Elevator speech

Elevator speech will replace posters at the virtual conference. Elevator speech is a short description of a research (originally description of an idea, product, or company, as it originated in the world of business). The name reflects the idea that it should transfer the information in the time span of an elevator ride, but it should still have the scientific structure (Intro, Methods, Results, Discussion). Elevator speeches are 2 minutes long Powerpoint presentations (no slide limit), and pre-recorded. Technical information for the video recording: Discussions will be in dedicated Zoom™ breakout rooms.

Tip: The goal is to explain your topic in a way, such that any listener can understand it in a short period of time, and ​in a catchy way, too, to persuade them that they want to know more about it.