The conference program is accessible using the navigation bar on the left of this page. Please refer to this for your session's presentation order. Session chairs will strictly adhere to the published schedule. Each brief will be alloted 18 minutes. A presentation timer will operate in your session room as follows:
The presenter of each brief (for both primary and alternate presentations) are required to attend the presenter/speakers' meal on the day of their brief presentation(s):
The person making the oral presentation for each brief, as well as the presenter representing each alternate presentation, should attend. The purpose of this breakfast is to allow the Session Chairs to meet each of the presenters, to collect your biographical information, coordinate any last minute details, and demonstrate audio-visual equipment and the presentation timing system.
If you are not in attendance at the speakers' meal on the day of your brief presentation(s), the Session Chairs will allocate your presentation time to another presenter; your briefing will be canceled and will not be included in the FEDCON conference proceedings.
Conference participants regard the quality of your visuals as an indication of your level of preparation and professionalism. You are encouraged to use the following guidelines:
You may connect your own laptop directly to the ION provided projector. You should plan to use your own laptop if any of the following apply to your presentation:
If you opt to use your own laptop, instead of the conference laptop, you may connect to the ION projector. Be sure to bring any necessary cables or adapters required to connect your laptop to an HDMI projector (i.e., many computers, including MacBooks, require HDMI adapters).
If you have any additional equipment needs please contact Rick Buongiovanni by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, at least three weeks before the first day of the meeting. It will not be possible to accommodate special equipment requests made the day of your presentation.
ION will provide the following audio-visual equipment in each session for your use:
A Windows computer (connected to a projector) will be in your session room. The computer will accept CD-ROM, DVD-ROM or USB drive. USB drives must be unencrypted and must not require software to be installed on the conference laptop. Use of other media formats may not be supported by the computer and is at your risk. Copy your presentation to the computer’s desktop before your session begins.
Copying your presentation file to the presentation laptop during the conference does not submit your presentation for the FEDCON conference proceedings. You must upload your presentation file directly to the ION’s Abstract Management Portal (AMP,) and complete a Release Form, for your presentation to be included in the FEDCON conference proceedings.
It is strongly recommended that you bring two electronic copies of your presentation (on multiple media types, different file types, etc.). While ION staff will attempt to assist you if you experience any technical difficulties, please note that equipment does fail, and it is often not possible to instantaneously correct the problem. Due to the time constraint of the technical program, if equipment fails for any reason your presentation time will not be rescheduled or extended. To avoid the loss of any presentation time you need to be prepared with a back up.
Alternate presenters should attend their assigned Presenter/Speaker’s Meal and assigned session to be available in case of a last minute cancellation. If you attend your assigned Presenter/Speaker’s Meal, attend at your session, and are prepared to present, your presentation will be published in the FEDCON conference proceedings even if you are not called upon to present.
Should an unforeseen event make it impossible for you to attend the conference to present your brief, please ask a co-author to present on your behalf. Only co-authors listed on your brief will be permitted to present on your behalf. If a co-author is not available to present, and the brief needs to be withdrawn, please notify Miriam Lewis at the ION National Office via phone at 703-366-2723, or email at email@example.com. Please note that only authors who attend at their assigned conference session, and are prepared to present, will have their brief published in the FEDCON conference proceedings. This applies to both primary and alternate presenters.
All briefs presented Tuesday-Thursday will be presented in a FEDCON US only environment. Briefs presented Tuesday-Thursday must be approved for public release (Publicly Releasable AFTER Review) or FEDCON US only.
Briefs presented during the Friday Classified session will be presented in a US only SECRET environment with participation restricted to US government and US government contractors with SECRET CLEARANCE. The Joint Navigation Warfare Center (JNWC) will control access. Briefs presented during the Friday session will not be included in the FEDCON conference proceedings.
It is likely that your brief will need to go through a clearance process before it can be released to be presented at the conference. Please begin the process immediately to ensure you will be able to present at the conference and be included in the published FEDCON conference proceedings (if applicable).