33rd LPSC

ELECTRONIC PRESENTATIONS USING COMPUTER PROJECTORS


A laptop pc and LCD projector will be available in each oral session. Dual projection will not be available for electronic presentations. If you would like to use this equipment, the specifications and requirements follow.

Important Information

Electronic† presentations must be sent to the LPI on CD-ROM (CD-R) by close of business (5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time) one week prior to its presentation.† The CD-ROM should be labeled with the speakerís name, abstract number, presentation date and session name.† They should be sent to:

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jackie Lyon
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† LPSC/Electronic Presentation
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Lunar and Planetary Institute
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3600 Bay Area Blvd.
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Houston, TX†† 77058

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† E-mail: lyon@lpi.usra.edu
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Telephone: 281-486-2156

Date of Presentation

Due Date for Submission of CD-ROM to LPI

Monday, March 11, 2002

Monday, March 4, 2002

Tuesday, March 12, 2002

Tuesday, March 5, 2002

Wednesday, March 13, 2002

Wednesday, March 6, 2002

Thursday, March 14, 2002

Thursday, March 7, 2002

Friday, March 15, 2002

Friday, March 8, 2002

The presentation will be copied to the PC in the meeting room prior to the session and opened to verify readability.†

Revisions to presentations will not be accepted after scheduled date. If revisions are needed, the presentation should be brought as slides or overheads.†

Personal laptops cannot be plugged into the projectors in the meeting rooms.
Internet connectivity is not available in the meeting rooms.
Dual projection will not be available for electronic presentations.

We highly recommend that you bring a backup of your presentation in the form of slides or overheads. This is the first meeting in which we have used LCD projectors in every oral session. Having a backup on hand will go a long way in assisting with a smooth running presentation.

Hardware and Software Options

The hardware and software specifications listed below are the only available options. Unix users must have HTML or PDF (Acrobat) files.

Hardware

Software

Technical Suggestions for Presentations

These suggestions are not meant to deter your creativity or use of the best data you have available, but they provide options in case of difficulty.

PowerPoint can display pictures and text generated within the program or inserted from other sources.† If the outside source is a sound file over 5Kb or any video file, the original file is not saved within the presentation.† Source files meeting these criteria must be available on the computer where the presentation is going to run.† Please copy any source video and sound files to the CD-ROM with your presentation; if you are in doubt, include the file.

Embedded charts, graphs and object-oriented graphic files can be difficult to work with.† These file types usually are influenced by the version of the program used to create them, often making them translate strangely on a different system.† It is recommended that charts or graphics be inserted into your presentation as a bitmap format graphic, such as .bmp, .gif, .jpg , .tiff

QuickTimeís best compression algorithm, the Sorenson CODEC, does not play within PowerPoint.† To avoid problems, convert QuickTime files to the Cinepak CODEC, or to AVI or MPEG video format.† You may need to increase file size to maintain quality; there will be sufficient drive space to handle this.

HTML presentations:† Make sure that your files are portable.† Data will be copied from your CD-ROM to the pcís hard drive.† If files are not portable, you could lose links between pages.

Web Server: There will be no web server available, so plan accordingly.

Plug-ins or Active X controls:† These cannot be installed at the meeting.† If your presentation takes advantage of a function not built into IE 6 or the Plug-Ins mentioned above, you will have difficulties.

As always, we welcome your comments and suggestions for consideration in the future.


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