Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Western Division of the American Fisheries Society

Western Division & Idaho Chapter
American Fisheries Society
2023 Joint Annual Meeting

Ignite Presenter Guidelines

Get a printable version of the Ignite Presenter Guidlines here

2023 Western Division & ICAFS Annual Meeting at the Boise Center on the Grove in Boise, Idaho


"To The Point" sessions have been a staple at many meetings for several years now and provide a great platform for people to quickly share project updates, notes from the field, or other important topics that don't require a full 20-minute presentation. Ignite talks take this idea one step further by automating slide progression and condensing the talk to 5 minutes!

Topics can be inspirational, funny, or informative but all should strive to be engaging and entertaining. Maybe you want to update the membership on the good work of a specific group in the State or maybe you have figured out a better mouse trap, the possibilities are endless. Please consider participating to make our Ignite session successful!


Please note: If you are unable to follow these rules or have a special request, contact us so we can figure out how to best accommodate your particular needs.

Ignite Presenter Info:

If your Ignite talk is selected for presentation, you will need a PowerPoint template to build your talk with. This template has the automatic progression and timer built in.

Here is a Template you can use to build your Ignite Talk

New to the Ignite format? Follow the link for more information. Click here for Ignite Presentation Tips
Want to see some examples of Ignite presentations? Click here for examples of Ignite Talks

Ignite Slideshow Tips

A slideshow is a tool that helps enhance your presentation. Here are a few tips to make your slideshow great!

Uploading Your Presentation File

Oral presenters must upload their electronic presentations (PowerPoint presentations) through the ICAFS Dropbox. A reminder, all video files must be uploaded as a separate file from your PowerPoint presentation (even if they are embedded in the presentation).

The link to the ICAFS Dropbox, the user name and password information is below. Presentations must be uploaded by Friday, May 5, 2023 at 5:00 PM.

PRESENTATION NAMING: all uploaded file names need to include the name of the PRESENTER.

EX: MAMERvietagretention2023.ppt

Use the following link to upload you powerpoint:

Presenters can preview their presentations at the annual meeting by visiting the Media Center. The Media Center hours will be:

Monday, May 8 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Tuesday, May 9 7:00AM - 4:00PM
Wednesday, May 10 7:00AM - 4:00PM
Thursday, May 11 7:00AM - 9:00AM

Coordinating with the Moderator

A moderator will conduct each session. Please provide your moderator with a brief biography that the moderator can use to introduce you. The biography should include: current position, organization, and other pertinent information.

Presentation Guidelines

You will be speaking from a podium-mounted computer and microphone. You are encouraged to familiarize yourself with the computer, microphone, and laser-pointer prior to giving your presentation. Please meet with your moderator at the break preceding your presentation for instructions, if not sooner.

Oral/Ignite Presentation Contacts

Presenters who need more information or assistance should contact the following:

Oral Presentations (topic, content or session related):

Program Co-chairs: Darcy McCarrick or Julie Carter

Oral Presentations (AV design & uploading questions):

Kristi Stevenson