Spring Speciality Meeting 2014

8-9 May, Prague, Czech Republic

Speakers Information

All presentations need to be handed in at the Speakers Preview Center at least 1 to 2 hours prior to the respective session. Please don't forget your discolosure indications on your 2nd slide.

All technical informations can be downloaded here:

Speakers’ Preview Center Opening Hours

Thursday, May 08, 2014 07:30 – 16:30
Friday, May 09, 2014 07:30 – 15:30

We kindly ask for your understanding that due to space and time limitation at the Speakers’ Preview Center presentations should be prepared and edited before submission.
Thank you for bringing your presentations in a ready-to-upload format!

Should you have any questions or remarks, please contact the Congress Organising Secretariat at .

Audio-visual Requirements for Speakers

EUROSPINE requires the speakers to adapt their audio-visual material to the technical equipment provided at the conference venue to ensure a smooth running of all sessions.

Technical & Formal requirements:
1. Each Session Room will be equipped with an i5 processor presentation laptop running Microsoft Windows 8 and Microsoft Office 2013, where you will be in control of moving your slides back and forth.
2. Note: the Speakers’ Preview Center and network to the session rooms support PowerPoint presentations version Microsoft Windows 8 and Microsoft Office 2013.
3. To safeguard presentation time and quality we hope you understand that use of your own laptop will not be possible. All presentations need to be handed in at the Speakers Preview Center at least 1 to 2 hours prior to the respective session (more information below).
4. The only presentation software supported will be Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 for Windows. If you are using other software like Prezi or similar please contact the Organising Secretariat prior to the event.
5. Please note that only single projection will be available.
6. Do not include live links to the Internet into your presentation. If you wish to show web pages use screen shots within your PowerPoint presentation.
7. Electronic presentations will be projected on screens optimized for 4:3.
8. Speakers should bring their presentations saved preferably on USB memory Stick. Other forms of recording like CD-R or DVD-R disk will be accepted too.

Video or audio files
1. Please ensure that any video or audio files that are part of the PowerPoint presentation are also saved as separate video / audio files on the USB memory stick along with the PowerPoint presentation. We strongly recommend to create a folder with all the content of the presentation.
2. Inform the technicians at the Preview Center in due time, that a video/audio file is included in your presentation.
3. Movies must not exceed 50 MB each.
4. WMV or AVI are the only acceptable video formats.

Useful information for Keynote/Macintosh users:
1. Apple Macintosh / Keynote users should contact the Organising Secretariat prior to the event.
2. If you have already prepared your presentation in Keynote on your Macintosh you are kindly asked to convert it to PowerPoint if possible prior to the conference so that you can adapt it if necessary

Saving your presentation / Font for your presentation
1. To avoid any compatibility problems please do not use special characters (e.g. , etc) to name your presentation or video files.
2. When saving your presentation, please use the following format:
(where NN is the name or number of the presentation as it appears in the final programme)
3. When choosing fonts for your presentation, please ensure that they are supported by Microsoft Office. If a non-standard font is used within a presentation, this will result in a substitute font being inserted by PowerPoint.
4. There is no size limit for presentations uploaded onsite at the preview center. However, we still recommend keeping the size as small as possible.

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