Thank you for presenting at the 2019 Species on the Move Conference

Please check the online program to re-confirm the day, time and room of your presentation. Whilst we don’t anticipate any changes please check the program again prior to your session.

Below are some tips to assist you. Most importantly, please ensure you start and finish your presentations on time.

Please note: a “Session” is the full time slot between one break and the next (i.e. all inclusive, consecutive presentations that run from the end of morning tea until lunch).


  • Please load your presentation files to the online folder prior to arriving at the conference. Files should be named with the day, session and time of your presentation (Day_Session_Time)


  • As a backup, bring your presentation files to the conference on a USB. (Embed any content such as audio or video – don’t link to external files)
  • The presentation computers use PowerPoint with Windows operating system. As a backup, we suggest you bring your laptop if you use a Mac or require a specific or uncommon program. 
  • Please ensure your PowerPoint presentations are in 16:9 aspect as 4:3 aspect (square) presentations will not fill the venue’s screens
  • Each session room will be equipped for the presentation of PowerPoint slides and include a data projector, laptop, lectern and microphone.
  • Abstracts will be available on the conference website.
  • The conference will seek your consent to post your presentation slides to the conference website following the event, you will receive an email following the conference with a link which will allow you indicate your consent online.


  • Please go to your room at least 15-minutes prior to the commencement of your session to meet the session chair and familiarise yourself with the room
  • Technicians will be roaming between the session rooms to provide assistance and trouble shoot technical issues in the unlikely event these arise
  • Please sit in the front row so you can move to the lectern quickly when introduced by the Session Chair
  • The length of your presentation is noted in the program. Impact presentations run for 7 mins (5 min talking plus 2 minutes questions and changeover). We do not want to embarrass you, however the session chairs have been instructed to end all presentations after the allocated time, even if you are not finished, in order to keep the program to time
  • The session chair will flash time cards at 5 minutes, 2 minutes and 1 minute prior to the end of your session
  • At the end of your allocated time the chair will ring a bell for you to conclude immediately
  • The chair will only be able to field questions if you have finished in time
  • At the conclusion of the session any remaining time will be used for questions and discussion

If you have any queries please direct these to the registration desk during the conference or email prior to the conference.


There are NO facilities for photocopying or printing at the venue. We suggest you bring a copy of your slides and any handouts with you (if desired).



Impact presentations are a great opportunity to introduce new ideas, present a summary of a project or research, and a chance for first-time presenters and experienced presenters to develop their speaking and presentation skills.

The talks will generate inspiration, discussion and participation in other sessions of the conference.

The short timeframe provided for these presentations is designed to keep delegates focused and excited!

The goal of ‘impact’ talks are to articulate a topic in a quick, insightful, and clear manner. These concise and efficient talks are intended to grab the attention of the audience, convey key information, test out ideas, or introduce a new project, and allow several presenters to share their ideas in a short time.

Speakers will have 7 minutes for their presentation.

  • Decide whether your proposed presentation will work as an impact presentation.
  • “Don’t get overwhelmed by the word “impact”. Concentrate on a specific focus or 3-5 significant points you want to get across, nothing too deep or too complex!

Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through either movement or speech.

  • Time is of the essence during an impact speech;
  • Your points to be strong and uncluttered.
  • Be selective about what information you present.
  • There is no time to present the finer details of your work e.g. If presenting the findings of your research, don’t go into listing all research methodology details.
  • The goal is to provide an overview that will inspire your audience to learn more about your work.
  • A maximum of FIVE (5) slides are recommended. Less is more
  • Get rid of anything extraneous. Please do not attempt to put 15 slides worth of information onto your 5 slides.
  • Time yourself beforehand and consider using the Timer function on your Smartphone when practicing seeing where you are within the seven-minute mark.
  • Times will be strictly adhered to.
  • There is a temptation to try to cram 20 minutes’ worth of work into 7 minutes, but that is simply not possible.
  • Additional information such as handouts, can be made available to those who are interested in more information (at the door when leaving, not distributed each presentation).

Species on the Move

An International Conference Series

The conference brings together scientists and natural resource managers working in the disciplines of global change, biogeography and evolution, and relevant in contexts of natural resource management, biodiversity management and conservation, and theoretical ecology.

Species responses to climate change is a rapidly evolving research field, however, much of our progress is being made in independent research areas: e.g. understanding the process vs responding to the implications, terrestrial vs marine ecosystems, global meta-analyses vs in depth species-specific approaches. This interdisciplinary conference develops connections between these parallel streams, and across temporal and spatial scales.

Conference Managers

Please contact the team at Conference Design with any questions regarding the conference.

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