Presenters / Faculty

Presentation Format

All presentations at this year's Symposium will be in WIDESCREEN format. To take full advantage of the new widescreen format, we recommend that you build or convert your presentation to 16:9. For your convenience, the official Symposium PowerPoint template is in widescreen format.

  • If you choose not to use the widescreen template, your presentation will be "pillar boxed" on the 16:9 screen as shown to the right.

  • If you would prefer to use your own PowerPoint template you can change an existing 4:3 presentation into a 16:9 widescreen format.

    • For PowerPoint 2010 and 2007, on the "Design" tab, click on "Page Setup". In the drop down box, select "On-Screen Show (16:9)" and click "OK."

    • If you are using Office 2003, click "File" and select "Page Setup" and then enter in "10" in the first field and "5.63" in the second field and click "OK."

    • If you make this change on an existing presentation, your slides will expand to the new size. If you have any videos or photos in an existing PowerPoint, they might need to be resized so they do not appear stretched. Check animations to ensure the elements line up correctly.


Upload Instructions and Deadline

  • Please ensure that the session chair has the opportunity to review your slides prior to the meeting, by uploading by September 14, 2018.
  • ​Please submit your presentation via the Internet on the Speaker Center Website.


Speakers should review their presentation in the Faculty Registration and Presenter Ready Room no later than two hours prior to their scheduled presentation. The Ready Room will be staffed with technicians who can assist with any compatibility or formatting issues. Be sure to use the mouse to advance your slides, not the keyboard, as you will only have a mouse at the lectern to advance your presentation. Left click advances the slides; right click goes back.

Faculty Registration and Ready Room
Wednesday, September 26 Thursday, September 27 Friday, September 28 Saturday, September 29
3:00 PM–5:00 PM 6:30 AM–5:30 PM 6:30 AM–5:30 PM 6:30 AM–3:30 PM


  • The 2018 ASCO Oncology Practice Conference will feature a networked presentation submission system. These tips will help ensure that little, if any, editing will need to be done on-site, allowing you to quickly review your presentation and then attend other sessions in progress.

  • We currently provide PowerPoint 2010 and Windows 7 on the presentation computers. If you are creating your file on a Mac, Office 2011 for Mac resolves many formatting issues between Mac and PC and is recommended. If your presentation was authored under PowerPoint 2010 for the PC, or 2011 for the Mac, videos are embedded by default. Previous versions of PowerPoint require your videos to be uploaded separately.

  • Backup: Please bring a copy of your presentation with you when you depart for your meeting. Copy your PowerPoint and all movies to a folder on a USB flash drive or CD-ROM.

  • Building Your Presentation: We currently support movies only in the following formats: AVI (Cinepak, MPEG-4, VC-1), MOV files (MPEG-4, H.264), WMVMPG (MPEG 1, 2, and 4), and FLV (Flash). Uncompressed AVI files should be compressed with a modern codec. Your movies will upload faster and load faster during your presentation with no apparent loss in video quality.

  • The Indeo Codec is no longer supported in Windows 7 due to security exploits.

  • DVD: If you plan to play a DVD as part of your presentation, please notify a technician in the Speaker Ready Room so arrangements can be made for assistance in your meeting room. To make this process as smooth as possible, please also notify ASCO staff prior to arriving onsite.

  • Mac Keynote Users: Please export your presentation as a PowerPoint, Quicktime Movie, or Adobe Acrobat file. At ASCO’s discretion, you may be able to use your own Macbook if the export is unsatisfactory.

  • Prezi Users: Meeting rooms are not connected to the internet. If you will be presenting a Prezi slideshow, please submit a portable Prezi to the submission site. This will not be editable in the Faculty Ready Room, but you can always upload an updated portable Prezi file at any time.

  • PowerPoint Presenter View: Currently, Presenter View does not integrate with ASCO’s audio-visual system or the most current version of PowerPoint, so we are not able to support Presenter View at this time. Meeting room podiums feature an integrated monitor, as well as space for printed notes. If you have questions or concerns about the audio-visual set up for your presentation, please contact ASCO staff.