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The British Sociological Association Annual Conference 2011
Wednesday 6th - Friday 8th April 2011 London School of Economics, London


Thank you for agreeing to present at the BSA Annual Conference 2011. This information is provided to inform you of the conference speaker requirements and to help you to create an interesting and informativepresentation using the facilities available

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Accepting your invitation to present We will begin informing presenters of their presentation slot by email from Tuesday 16th November, if you have not heard byTuesday 30th November, please contact the BSA Office immediately All presenters must register online before 24th January 2011, and inform us of any special needs, queries or requests you may have. If you wish to discuss the theme and purpose of your presentation, please do not hesitate to contact the conference team. You must then confirm your abstract text for theconference programme and provide the BSA with a copy of your full paper (optional). Audio Visual and Technical Equipment You should have already provided the BSA with details of your audio visual and technical requirements on your abstract submission form. If you have not done so, you need to do this before 1st February 2011o ensure that this equipment is available for your use. At London School ofEconomics each session room will have facilities to project images and sound from a computer onto a projection screen. You will not be required to bring your own laptop although it is possible to connect a laptop to the projector (via a standard monitor cable). Note that laptops will not have Internet access. If you have any difficulties using the equipment on the day you should inform a member of theconference audio visual team who will be able to assist you. Bring your presentation to the conference on a CD or USB stick. Ideally, you should arrive early so you can upload your presentation onto the PC’s hard drive or network file space (it is necessary to run a small utility programme to recognise a USB stick and assign a drive letter, so it’s a good to avoid doing this mid-session). Pleasenote that the computers will have a Microsoft Windows operating system and will not support Mac-produced presentations unless they are saved in an appropriate format. Should you wish to bring your own Mac hardware we will try to help in any way possible but be aware that we may not have Apple Mac expertise. Display materials and handouts You may decide to bring books, reports, pamphlets, handouts,and other materials that may be of interest to the audience. Please be aware that this may disrupt your presentation. Session attendance is generally around 30-45 delegates while conference attendance can reach 500. Please note that the conference will not provide additional copying of materials, so plan accordingly. Speakers may provide materials to be included in delegate bags by contacting theBSA ( before 25th February 2011.

The British Sociological Association is a Company Limited by Guarantee (Company Number 3890729) Registered in England and Wales. Registered Charity Number: 1080235. VAT Number: 734 1722 50.

Guidelines for successful presentations  Timing: allow about 2 minutes per slide of normal complexity. You may be able to speak faster thanthat, but the audience won't be able to absorb it! The Chair has to be strict to time, including time for discussion, so please limit your presentation to approximately 10 slides.  Previous delegate feedback shows that presentations need to be more accessible and need a clear structure.  In a typical research talk, you should try to follow the same structure as your research did: main...
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