National Nuclear Security Administration

SSAP Symposium 2018


Sponsored by the National Nuclear Security Administration
February 21 – 22, 2018

Presentation Guidelines

Photo of a presenter at SSAP 2017All grantees will be expected to give an overview of their work to date and their plans. Twenty (20) minutes of time will be allotted for grants and thirty (30) minutes for Centers. Please refer to the agenda for scheduled times. Note the guidelines outlined below.

Guidelines Regarding Presentation Content

Due to the nature of the symposium, each presentation should have a beginning slide explaining the goal of the project in a manner suitable for a colloquium with a scientifically literate audience.

Throughout the presentation, please avoid the use of discipline specific jargon or acronyms—unless they are explained clearly.

To ensure there is time for questions and to accommodate the large number of talks at this symposium, time limits will be strictly enforced. Each presenter will only be given the allotted time outlined on the agenda. Please arrange your talk to make the important points early.

Please refer to the guidelines below:

  • A laptop computer using PowerPoint will be provided for presentations. Due to time constraints, we strongly urge you to use the laptop provided and not switch the projector to your computer.
  • If you insist upon using an Apple computer, please provide any appropriate adapters to connect with the projector.  You should have your presentation tested before the session and ready to begin on time so the session you are presenting in begins without delay.
  • If possible, please e-mail your final presentation to prior to the symposium, but no later than February 14, 2018. During the symposium, an ORAU staff member will be available at the projector in your presentation room to upload your presentation on the conference laptop beginning at 7:15 every morning, and during breaks and lunch. Please observe the following schedule for uploading your presentations:

    On the day of your presentation:

    • If you are giving your presentation in the morning (between 8:00 am and lunch) please upload your presentation prior to 7:50 am.
    • If you are giving your presentation in the afternoon (after lunch and before 5:00 pm) please upload your presentation during lunch.
    • Please refer to the agenda for the scheduled time of your presentation.

Do you have other questions regarding your presentation content?

Contact via e-mail Terri Stone.

Questions about audio visual requirements may be addressed at