Presentation Guidelines | Montessori Education for Social Change

Presentation Guidelines


Super Breakout, Oral and Workshop presentations are usually accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation. The presenters are entirely responsible for the presentation content. Once on-site at the conference, every presenter should verify that the name of the room and the time of the session have not changed.

For your Presentation

All presentations must be delivered in English, the official language of the conference.

Please make sure your presentation is in a compatible format. Please prepare your presentation preferably using PowerPoint version 2016, 2013 or 2010. Please avoid using KeyNote. In case you would need to use KeyNote, then you will need to bring your own MacBook. The on-site computers will handle Windows versions of PowerPoint only. There will be Windows Media Player 12 installed for your potential movie file.

We would appreciate if you could use the PowerPoint template in graphics of the congress attached.

Supported file types

  • Presentation: PPT, PPA, PPTA, PPTX, PDF
  • Video: AVI, MPG, MKV, MP4, WMV, MOV
  • Audio: WMA, MP3, WAV
  • Pictures: JPG, GIF, BMP, TIF

The format of the screens to be used is 16:9.

Do not forget, when saving your final presentation on a USB stick, to make sure that you include your video files (if any) and all links to any multimedia files. Virus scanning in advance is desirable.

In case you would like to use a MacBook you can use your own computer if announced before. In that case, please make sure to bring a reduction with HDMI or VGA connection and be present in the lecture room well ahead.

Information for the speakers from US: the voltage in Europe is 230 V.

Depositing your File

Your presentation must be handed over to personnel on a USB stick in the Slide Preview Centre (which will be allocated in the room 2.1.) as far in advance as possible and two hours BEFORE the beginning of each of your dedicated sessions AT THE LATEST. Technicians will be available to help you with uploading your presentation into the onsite presentation system and with any modifications needed.

All presentations will be automatically transferred from the Slide Preview Centre into the lecture room accordingly.

Please, note that contents for publishing presentations and possibly video recording will be collected together while uploading your presentation. There is also possibility of sending the secretariat a revised version of your presentation which would be more suitable for publishing.

Be aware, that you have to visit the Slide Preview Centre even if you have your own computer in order to give / not to give us the consent in regard to publishing your presentation, trying your computer and so we know that you are ready for your presentation.

Opening hours of the Slide Preview

Thursday   July 27    10:00 – 18:00
Friday        July 28    08:00 – 17:30
Saturday   July 29    08:00 – 17:30

In the Lecture Room

Once you arrive into the lecture room your presentation will already be uploaded on the presentation screen. In all lecture rooms, you will be assisted by a hall assistant who will show you how to operate your presentation, remote control etc. Please, make sure to be in the lecture room at least 15 minutes before its beginning.

All lecture rooms will be accessible 30 minutes before the programme starts. Wi-fi will be available in the rooms.