Guidelines for Speakers & Oral Presenters

Guidelines for Speakers & Oral Presenters

Thank you for presenting at the 12th International Mycological Congress. 

This page is designed to prepare you for your oral presentation at IMC12. Please visit the page regularly for updates on technical requirements, deadlines and general information.


Who are these guidelines for?
  • Invited speakers
  • Presenting authors of abstracts selected for oral presentations
Oral Presenters:
  • Each oral presenter will receive an email notifying them of the schedule for their presentation and the presentation duration.
  • In general, oral presentations will comprise 8 minutes for presentation and 2 minutes for Q&A.
    • Note: A number of oral presentations will have a slightly different format, so please check your scheduling letter (which will be sent out by the end of June) for the presentation duration and format.  
  • All oral presenters are required to register for the 12th International Mycological Congress. If you have not yet done so, you may find information regarding registration by clicking  For any additional assistance, please contact our registration department at
    Only oral presenters who have paid their registration fees, by the date indicated in your notification, will be included in the programme.



The first slide of your presentation must be your name and presentation title.

Click here if you wish to use the general IMC12 slide deck template for your presentation.

  • We recommend that you label all slides that include unpublished data with a title: “UNPUBLISHED DATA – DO NOT COPY OR DISTRIBUTE”.
  • If you include video clips with PowerPoint; the videos must be embedded as an MP4.

Presentation Layout and Ratio
  • Format: Your presentation should be prepared in .PPT or .PPTX format.
  • Ratio: Please note that the congress computers in the session halls are supplied with Office 2019 (at least) and the native ratio of the projection on the screens in the halls is 16:9.


Important for MAC users:

To use MAC presentations on a PC compatible computer, please note that you need to prepare your presentation according to the instructions below, before taking it to the Speakers’ Ready Room:

  • Convert it to PowerPoint or PDF.
  • Use a common font, such as Arial, Times New Roman, Verdana etc. (Special characters might be changed to a default font on a PowerPoint-based PC).
  • Insert the images as JPG. The following file types will NOT be visible on a PowerPoint based PC – TIF, PNG or PICT.


Please contact if you need any assistance.