This page contains the various guidelines that may be necessary for you to prepare for the conference and for the travel.
Always use the phrase 'INTERACT 2017 Mumbai'. Note that the term 'INTERACT' must always be in capitals.
Never refer to the event as just 'INTERACT,' 'Interact,' 'Interct 2017,' or 'Interact 17,' as it might refer to older IFIP INTERACT conferences or other conferences with similar names.
If you are keen on using some of the event branding in your presentations, you can download them using the links below:
Will be updated soon.
The Food Menu
- Lunch will be served on all 5 days (Monday to Friday) of the Conference
- We have a separate section for this. Go ahead and visit our Food Menu.
- If you have any dietary restrictions or requirements, please let the Food Chair know at food[at]interact2017.org
If you have any accessibility needs, please let the Accessibility Chairs, Prachi and Sonali, know accessibility[at]interact2017.org
- Each Session has a Session Chair who will be facilitating and moderating the session.
- The Session Chair will be introducing you, your co-authors and your presentation to the audience.
- You would have received a communication already with details of your Session Chair and other participants in your session.
- Arrive at the session room (at least) 15 minutes before the session starts, to check your presentation and get introduced to the Session Chair
- Note that your session will be recorded on video. If you have any concerns about this, please let the Session Chairs know in advance.
- In the rooms, the projectors have VGA adapters and a standard 3.5 mm jack for
- audio output. We also have HDMI to VGA converters and a few adaptors for Apple MacBooks. In case your laptop needs a special adaptor, please carry a suitable VGA adaptor.
- For any further queries and needs, get in touch with your Session Chairs
Guidelines for Making the Presentation
- Use minimal text on the slide.
- Use sufficient contrast for text and background colors.
- Use a larger font size (18pt or larger)
- Use standard system fonts so that presentation in accessible from any device or medium.
- Use sans serif fonts
- Use sufficient white space to avoid clutter.
- Avoid capitalization.
- Avoid too many bold or fancy fonts.
- Avoid the use of italic font style.
- Try not to use more than one font type per slide.
- Minimize the number of visuals on slides. Use only visuals which will provide value addition.
- Make visuals as simple as possible.
- Provide description to the graphs and charts. Summarize if applicable.
- Maintain consistency in the contrast and brightness as used for the text.
- Provide means to control the speed of animations so they can be explained elaborately.
- Provide captions to the videos and describe the audio.
- Provide audio track with video descriptions, for blind or visually impaired audience.
- For videos with dialogue, include closed captions or subtitles in a supported format for deaf or hard of hearing audience.
- Minimize the number of slides.
- Ensure that color is not the only means of conveying information.
- Give every slide a unique title.
In case presentation is to be shared with audience as a soft copy:
- Provide alt text to images, graphics, shapes, charts, tables. Screen reader software reads the alternative text so visually challenged readers know what’s in the image.
- Ensure that content in the slides can be read by screen reader in the intended order.
- Use consistent templates in the presentation. Preferably use built-in templates. Some tools like Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation have inherent feature in the templates that ensure reading order works for everyone.
- Use hyperlinks instead of using whole link. Provide meaningful hyperlink text.
Guidelines for Giving the Presentation
- Ensure that all the text mentioned in the slide is covered during presentation, without reading the slide exactly as it is. Convey the information for all the points displayed.
- Use simple language which can be understood across all cultures.
- Avoid using of slang to describe, unless required contextually.
- Describe each image so that visually challenged audience with understand well.
- Give a brief description about the video before it is played so that context is set for visually challenged audience.
- Appropriately control the speed of video or animations so that they can be described fully.
- Instead of just pointing to a region in the slide, mention the region of interest explicitly to avoid ambiguity.
- Clearly describe any images, charts, tables, etc. that are in the presentation.
- Explain each slide in an expressive manner.
- Speak clearly, face forward and avoid covering your mouth.
- Avoid side conversations.
- Avoid acronyms and colloquialisms.
- Identify yourself each time you speak (if in a group).
- Describe visual description of non-verbal action in the meeting e.g. “There are several audience members who have raised their hands.”
- When addressing someone specifically, say his/her name to confirm you have that person’s attention.
- Indicate when you are finished speaking.
- If there is an interpreter, look at/address the participant, not the interpreter.