avoid product and marketing presentations.
utilize the U.S. standard paper size of 8 1/2 x 11. Otherwise we
will have to modify your presentation.
save your PowerPoint presentation with "Embed True Type
Font" option if you are using an unusual font. If we are
unable to make the modifications to your file that are necessary
to obtain a readable copy, we will request that you provide
use the recommended font sizes listed below. Since your
presentation will be projected in a very large room, we want to
ensure that every attendee is able to read the information you are
presenting on your slides. Slides
with thin lines, small text labels or complex color graphics will
not display well.
2. Sub-Headers 32 point - 36 point
3. Text/Figures 24 point - 28 point
We will convert your presentation into PDF format
before placing it on the
Biometric Consortium website.
your Hotel Reservations Early
Biometric Consortium Conference 2004 will be held at the Hyatt
Regency Crystal City. We
encourage speakers to stay at the conference hotel as that helps
the Biometric Consortium with conference costs. Details on hotel
registration are posted on this General Information web page.
speakers are responsible for making their own hotel
approximately 800 attendees.
The Plenary sessions will be in the Regency Ballroom.
Other sessions will be held in smaller rooms which seat
approximately 300-350 people.
repeat all audience questions using the microphone so everyone in
the audience can hear the question.
addition to a laptop and projector, we will provide a wireless
mouse that you may use to advance your viewgraphs yourself, or a
staff member will be available to advance your slides on your
verbal cue. Microphones will be provided and please plan on using
them since the room is rather large. Laser pointers will be
available for your use. Because of the shape and size of the room,
your presentation will be presented on two screens at the same
time, but they will not be directly behind you so we have arranged
for a confidence monitor so that you may clearly see your slides
during your presentation. The operation of the timer, microphones,
pointers, and mouse will be explained when you check-in.
you require additional AV support please send an email to
with your requirements by September 1, 2004.
may pick up your conference materials at the Conference
Registration Booth on the Exhibit Hall Level of the Hyatt Regency
Crystal City during Registration hours. Registration hours
are Sunday 19 September
from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm and each day of the conference starting
at 7:30 am.
this conference is being held near Washington, DC and we expect a
large number of Government attendees, we expect most attendees and
speakers will follow standard business dress.
have a rather tight agenda. Our experience has been that keeping
the presentations short and focused helps keep the conference
interesting for our broad range of attendees. We do ask that you
adhere to the time allotted for your presentation. We will
have an electronic speaker timer operating. A couple of hints to
consider in order to keep your presentation within the time
Don't spend too much time introducing yourself or your
organization -- much of this information is probably already
presented in your biography which the attendees will have.
Don't worry about defining biometrics or explaining the
fundamental issues of why biometrics are important -- most
attendees will understand this and there is no need for each
speaker to repeat this kind of information.
appreciate your cooperation in helping us keep the conference on
will be a Speaker's table near the stage.
Please check-in with Ambreen Baig or one of the other
staff during the break or other open time before your scheduled
will be a small Speakerí Room (in the Conference Office) on the
Exhibit Hall level (near the Registration Desk). The Speakerís
Room will provide a quiet place where speakers may go to review
their presentations etc. There will be tables, chairs and
electrical power available in the Speakerís Room.
anticipate some press reporters will be present.
If you are approached by the press, you are certainly
welcome to speak with a reporter or to decline, as you see fit.
If you do speak with a reporter, we ask that you be
clear you are speaking on behalf of yourself or your organization
and not the Biometric Consortium or any of the Conference
co-sponsors. Any questions regarding the Biometric Consortium
can be directed to either Jeff Dunn or Fernando Podio and any of
the staff members will be happy to help locate us.
Consortium Speaker Contact Information
you for your timeliness. We
look forward to seeing you in September.
Dunn and Fernando Podio