Deadlines and Presentation Guidelines

September 7  Registration opens
October 27  Deadline for all submissions
December 1  End of Early Bird Registration
December 15  Notification of Program Presenters
January 5  Deadline for Audio Visual Request Forms
January 5 Notification of program placement details for presenters
January 20 Registration deadline for exhibitors and sponsors
February  2  End of On-Time Registration (Late registration begins 2/3.)
February 6  Hotel Reservations deadline
February 9  Meal Reservations with Payment deadline

Formal Presentations

Individual program sessions will be 30 or 60 minutes in length (including presentation, question and answer, and discussion.) Presentation placement emails will go out by January 5th.  The email will include the time allotment for each presentation

The practice at the APPE Annual Conference is that papers are not read.  Presenters should provide an oral summary of their work, invite questions, and engage in discussion with the audience.

Poster Specification for Poster Presentations


PechaKucha, or 20×20, is a format designed to facilitate a focused, disciplined presentation without relying on text-heavy slides.  Presenters have 20 slides, with 20 seconds each slide (on an automatic timer), to present their work in a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds.  Approximately three minutes will be available for question and answer after each presentation.  The emphasis is on images in the slides, with content provided by the presenter.

See for more information.


The concept of a 3MT® originated at University of Queensland, Australia as a way for graduate students to develop their communication and presentation skills by presenting their research project in 3 minutes, using only 1 PowerPoint slide.  For more details about the competition rules, judging criteria, and FAQ for competitors, please see the 3MT® website.