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Oral Presentation Instructions

  • Presentations must be prepared and submitted in PowerPoint format.  Other formats (Word, ZIP drive, etc.) WILL NOT be accepted.
  • Oral Presentations: The total time allotted for your own presentation is 15 minutes: 10 minutes for your prepared  presentation followed by up to 5 minutes of Q&A.  Time limits will be strictly adhered to.
  • For more information on Oral Presentations: Oral Presentation Tips.

Workshop Instructions

  • All workshops will be in a 60 minute format.
  • Please allow for Q&A, discussion, and adjust your 90 minute presentations accordingly.

60 Minute Workshop Tips 

Poster Presentations Instructions

  • The poster board provided by SGIM measures 4’ in height x 8’ in length. Your poster must be able to fit on the board. We suggest you make the dimensions of your poster smaller than the board to allow for an easier visual accompaniment to your presentation. There will be 2 posters per side of each board, the dimensions of the poster must be 42 x 42 to accommodate all participants.  Poster Presentation Tips.
  • Review panels for your respective submission category will be present to judge your poster presentation for the Best Poster in each category. It is advised that you stand next to your poster for the duration of the session, or until the reviewers have seen your work.
  • Push pins will be available for use. If your display does not hang easily on the corkboard with push pins, please have the materials you need to make it work (tape, rubber bands, scissors, etc).
  • Please remove your poster completely from the board, even if you do not wish to keep it. Any posters left after this time will be disposed of accordingly by the facility’s staff. SGIM is not responsible for materials left in the poster session area, nor will we hold your poster at Registration at any time during the conference.
  • Poster numbers will be posted online andon the mobile app leading up to the meeting. SInce participants fluctuate, please the numbers will be relased the week of the meeting so keep confusion and changes to a minimum.
  • Please see below for poster setup/teardown times:
  Morning Poster Session                Afternoon Poster Session
Setup Time:  7:30 am - 8:30 am 11:50 am - 12:30 pm
Presentation Time:         9:40 am - 10:55 am 3:05 pm - 4:20 pm
Breakdown Time: No Later than 11:15 am No Later than 4:30 pm


Presenter Registration Instructions

  • Each presenter, speaker, and attendee must register in order to attend and present their work!  Acceptance of your submission is not automatic registration to the meeting. 
  • Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate any dietary restrictions made onsite.  Please be sure to specify any requirements during online pre-registration.
  • Guests are not permitted in sessions during the meeting unless arrangements have been made in advance with the national office. A fee will be charged for additional guests attending any meal function.
  • Early-bird Registration deadline is on December 30, 2017. Fees associated with the meeting can be found on the California-Hawaii Registration Page.
  • All cancellations and requests for refunds must be received in writing by January 3, 2018. SGIM refunds your registration minus a 50%cancellation fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations received after January 3, 2018.
  • Online Registration will remain open through the meeting. Please register online to avoid waiting in line the day of the meeting.
  • The Registration area will be available onsite during the following hours: Friday, January 20, 2018: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm PST.