Advice for speakers

We welcome presentations in all areas of mathematics. The talks should last 20 minutes and will be followed by a few minutes for questions. While you will not be forced to stop immediately on the 20-minute mark, we will remind you to finish promptly. This is to allow time for questions and to ensure the smooth running of the conference.

Try not to get too detailed or fit too much in. Understanding the statement of a theorem can be difficult enough, let alone understanding the proof. Remember, that your audience will be of a general mathematics background, and a lot of people may not know what you know. A successful talk is one where the audience comes away knowing something they didn't before, or having found what you had to say interesting.

This year all talks will be presented via a zoom call. When presenting you will be made a co-host of the call (or host if required) and will be able to present slides via screen sharing. There will be roughly 5 minutes between talks to make sure that everything is running properly. While you will have the option to show your face using webcams or an equivilent, there is no guarentee that the audience will be able to see any props that you use.

Advice for poster presenters

You can find the poster templates below. The posters will be hosted on this website, but on the day of the conference they will also be hosted online in a Gather.town session

The poster session will formally take place during the tea/coffee and lunch breaks. During the poster presentations you are encouraged to further explain your work orally to any interested parties. We ask that presenters stand near to their poster during the breaks so that they can field questions and explain things in more detail. If you would like to update your talk/poster title/abstract, please email mrsc-maths@manchester.ac.uk before Friday 2nd October 2020. This is to allow time to edit the programme accordingly.

Poster Templates

You may choose from the four poster templates below or use your own.

Poster template 1 Sample ZIP
Poster template 2 Sample ZIP
Poster template 3 Sample ZIP
Poster template 4 Sample ZIP