The sessions are 90 minutes long and include two, three, or four papers.
Depending on the number of papers in the session, the time should be divided
equally for each presentation, allowing about five minutes after each one for
Session Chair Guidelines
If you are chairing a session, please follow the guidelines below:
- Contact the speaker before your session starts.
- Check the equipment in the room. If something does not work or if anything else
is needed, contact the PICMET volunteer responsible for your room.
- Introduce each speaker.
- Coordinate the time allocated to each speaker so that each has about equal time,
allowing about five minutes for questions from the audience.
- Fill out the Session Summary Form and leave it on the table in the room. (The
form will be given to the session chair by the PICMET volunteer at the beginning
of the session.)
If you are presenting a paper, please follow the guidelines below:
- Introduce yourself to your session chair, and provide him/her with a brief
background statement that he/she can use in introducing you to the audience.
- Divide the 90 minutes by the number of papers in your session so that every
speaker in the session has approximately the same length of time.
- Allow about five minutes for questions from the audience after your
Each session is equipped with an LCD projector and screen. The Schappen
Island room on the Bridge level is designated as the Authors Room. If you need information
about anything else concerning the conference, volunteers in the registration
area will try to help you.
Computers with Internet connections will be provided on the Old Harbour level to give
you the opportunity to check your e-mail and to send messages.
PICMET Volunteers wearing black polo shirts with the PICMET logo will assist the
participants throughout the conference. If you need help in locating the room
where your session will be held or finding a replacement bulb for the projector,
for example, you can contact the PICMET Volunteers. They will do their best to
help you. If you need information about anything else concerning the
conference, a volunteer in the registration area will try to help you.