Guidance for Presenters


  • Sessions are 75 minutes, with 3 papers per session.  Each author will have a maximum 25 minutes INCLUDING questions. We advise 20 for the presentation and 5 for audience questions.

  • Please bring your presentation saved as a PowerPoint file to the conference on a USB stick as it is not possible to plug your own laptop into the overhead projector. For compatibility reasons we advise creating a PDF version of your presentation.

  • To keep each session running to time, authors are requested to upload their presentation between 8.30am – 9.15am or during the breaks on the day you are presenting. Please come to the reception desk and we will have someone help you with this.

  • We ask that chairs keep each session to time. You will be provided with 5-minute warning cards that you can use if you prefer (this is not compulsory).


Tips for presentations

Many presenters will be familiar and experienced with the Q conference but we would encourage all presenters to consider the following tips when preparing their presentation.

  • Recognize the time limits and ensure that your presentation highlights your contribution within the time available.

  • Text on slides should be a minimum of 24-point font size and should only present key points, expressed succinctly.

  • The audience are experts in Q – use them! Focus your presentation on the key steps in our Q study; developing your Q set, method of data collection, approach to analysis.

  • Practice and time your presentation, leave sufficient time for questions and discussion.


Guidance for Posters


Posters should be printed A0 in size (80cm x 120cm), portrait layout, we will supply Velcro sticky-backed fastenings and pins. 

Please bring your poster to the registration desk on the morning of the 19th September. 

If you have difficulty completing the poster and need to withdraw, please let us know as soon as possible by contacting us at

Posters will be displayed throughout the conference. There will be a scheduled poster session following lunch on Friday 20th September. Author(s) are requested to be present at their poster from 2pm-3pm.

Please collect your poster at the end of the conference.

Guidance for designing a good conference poster

A prize will be awarded to the best poster at the conference. The judging panel will base their scoring on three basic categories: design, content and oral presentation so please take this on board when designing your poster.

Tips on preparing a good conference poster can be found on the following websites: