Oral Presentation Guidelines

Research Session Oral Presentations

All research session presentations will be scheduled into the program as simulated live talks. This means that attendees will watch each pre-recorded talk as if being broadcast live.  Delegates will be able to engage with you via:

  • Live text chat during the presentation
    As the video is being broadcasted, delegates will have the opportunities to ask questions and interact with you via text chat. We invite you to make yourself available during your session to reply to questions and chat with attendees in real time.


  • Live Zoom webinar Q&A Session following the presentation
    After the last video of the session is broadcasted, session presenters will be grouped by two and asked to attend a live Q&A to answer attendee questions. The 25-minute Q&A period will be moderated by a chair.

Oral presentation video

As a research session presenter, you must provide a max 10-minute video of your presentation.  Below are some guidelines and pointers on how best to record your presentation.

Step 1: Create your presentation using PowerPoint slides

Please download the vBCI presentation slide below to include as the title slide at the beginning of your presentation (include the title of your talk, your name and your affiliation)

Ensure that any graphs/charts/figures you include are large enough to be viewed on a screen

Practice going through your talk to confirm that the timings are accurate, and that the number of slides correlates with your allotment of time.  Remember to take a few moments at the start of your talk to introduce yourself, in lieu of a chair.

You may consider including a contact email address and/or twitter handle in your final slide, to make it easy for attendees to contact you with any follow up questions post event.

Step 2: Record your video

To record your presentation, you are welcome to use any platform you feel comfortable with (as long as the final file is in mp4 format). We have outlined instructions for two options, which are both user-friendly and free to use. Please click on the button below to review these options:

Download our 'Best Practice and Tips for Recording a video' document as a PDF

Step 3: Send your video

Oral presenters must send their video to the BCI Secretariat by May 10.