Information for Authors and Presenters

When Will I Present?

Please refer to your acceptance email or the online program for your presentation/session date and time. Typically, each author has 15 minutes for their presentation. Approximately 11 minutes are set aside for the presentation followed by 3 minutes for questions and answers. This leaves one minute for speaker transition. 

Upload the required files: 

  • All in-person oral presentation files must be uploaded online in Presenter's Corner or on site prior to the scheduled session start time. 
  • All Presenters are able to upload supporting files if they wish to do so.

How Will I Present?

  • You will presenter your presentation that was previously uploaded at the podium within your session room 

What Will I Present?

  • Your presentation file should be in PDF or PPT format. You can upload it onto the AMS-supplied laptop in one of these ways:
    • Upload your presentation file before the meeting.
    • Bring your presentation to the meeting on a USB flash/pocket drive/CD-ROM.
  • Presentation tips and tricks can be found here

When will I present?

Poster Set-up Times


Begin Setting Posters

Formal Poster Viewing time

Posters must be removed by

Tuesday Session

Monday, 3:00 PM

9:45-11:15 AM

Tuesday, 5:00 PM

Wednesday Session

Wednesday, 8:30 AM

9:45-11:15 AM

Wednesday, 5:00 PM

Thursday Session

Thursday, 8:30 AM

9:45-11:15 AM

Thursday, 5:00 PM

How will I present?

  • Have your poster printed by a large format printing company. (EX. Fedex/Kinko's)

What will I present?

  • The Standard Poster Display is a 4' x 8' (1.2m x 2.4m) double-sided Velcro covered panel. These panels have a landscape orientation. We highly recommend that you make your poster no larger than 4'x6' to allow for more space between presenters. 
  • You can mount your poster with AMS supplied pushpins.
  • Feel free to bring handouts or upload your poster image to Presenter’s Corner to reference during formal poster viewing hours.
  • Want to use your laptop to enhance your poster? Send us a request before the meeting but please note that we don’t provide electricity in our poster halls.
  • Want to point people to even more information about your poster?  Include a QR Code. Information on QR codes, including reader software and code generators, is available online (

What To Expect


  • Check the online program to confirm your presentation date and time (please note that all times are in Central Time (CT) zone).

  • Let everyone know that you’ll be presenting on Twitter. Include the hashtags #AMS32WAF, #AMS28NWP, and #AMS20Meso and @ametsoc handle.


  • Join the in-person session room via Zoom 20 minutes before the scheduled session start time

  • Present by:

    • Sharing your slides via screen share during your scheduled presentation time

    • Sharing your pre-recorded presentation via screen share during your scheduled presentation time OR your pre-recorded presentation will be shared by the session chair(s) or student assistant

  • Field questions asked by attendees in the Zoom chat feature and/or participate in discussion if time allows


  • Look for an email notification that a question has been asked about your abstract via asynchronous chat feature in the online program. Be sure to respond to keep the discussion going!

  • Watch your presentation recording in the online program (72 hours after your session ends)

    • By agreeing to present at an AMS Meeting, you are agreeing to have your presentation/session recorded and posted in the conference program for public viewing. Copyright of recorded presentations remains with the author(s). Permission to use figures, tables, and brief excerpts from presentations is granted provided that the source is acknowledged. Any use of material in presentations that is determined to be "fair use" under § 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act or that satisfies the conditions specified in § 108 of the U.S. Copyright Act (17 USC § 108, as revised by P.L. 94-553) does not require the permission. Republication, systematic reproduction, password sharing, posting in the electronic form on other servers, or other uses of this material, excepted by the above statement, requires written permission or a license from the author(s).

  • Upload Optional Supplementary Information in Presenter's Corner:

    • Extended Abstract

    • PDF Presentation Slide File 

    • Supplementary URL

We encourage all presenters to submit supplementary information as your time to present at the meeting is limited. Posting this information online is an excellent opportunity to include more detailed information that may require more time for study than is available at the meeting. All supplementary information is available in the meeting online program within 24 hours of upload – so you can reference it before, during, and after the meeting.

When will I present?

A virtual poster session will occur via Zoom on Monday, 17 July 9:45-10:45 AM CDT. Presenters can join the Zoom session roughly 15-20 minutes before the start of the session by logging into the online program. You will need your confirmation number and the email you registered with to log in.

How will I present?

  1.  Log into the online program
  2. Find the 'Join Now' button for your poster session and join 10 minutes prior to the start of the session.
  3. A chair will make an announcement in the main Zoom room to introduce all poster presenters to the attendees.
  4. Presenters will share their screens one at a time and be allotted roughly 3 minutes to present.

Upload the required files: 

All poster presenters have the option to upload a PDF of their poster, images and slides to Presenter's  Corner by 21 August.