As you prepare your presentation, you may find it helpful to read through AABA's Social Media Policy.

If you are presenting in Denver, these guides will be useful:

If you are presenting in the Online program:

For the online program, PLEASE NOTE that all contributed sessions are a mix of podium (video) and poster presentations. For the in-person portion of the 2022 program, we first sort presentations based on format and then categorize by research topic. With the virtual conference format and uploaded presentations, the format becomes irrelevant. For the online portion of the 2022 conference, we created sessions solely based on the scientific topic. We hope this makes them more focused and productive for you.

Through the Pathable platform, all contributed talks and posters will be available on-demand from March 23 through the end of April 2022 for registered attendees. Presenters need to upload the files associated with their presentation in advance of the conference by March 18th.

All scientific sessions will be discussion-based live events building on the asynchronous content already uploaded. These will be webinar-like events, where only the presenters have their videos enabled and the audience will ask questions through the chat function. Session chairs are responsible for deciding the structure that their session will follow. We will encourage session chairs to reach out to their participants well in advance of the session so that you know what to expect.

Presenters must upload their presentation files (talks, posters, and any accompanying files) to the Pathable online platform between February 28 and March 4, 23:59 Hawaii Standard Time (HST). You will receive an invitation from the Pathable site to set up your profile and upload your presentation around March 10th.

If files are not uploaded by this deadline, presenters risk their work not being included in the final program. After submission, AABA staff will evaluate the material for completeness.

If you were assigned a "podium" presentation, this means that you will create a pre-recorded talk that is 6 to 14 minutes in length. Presenters can compose their talks using any presentation software (e.g., Powerpoint, Keynote). Any aspect ratio can be used, but we recommend using a modern widescreen mode (16:9), because the video viewing window in Pathable is optimized for that size. The file format of the recorded video presentation can be .mp4, .m4v, .mov, .webm, .ogg, and .his. (Note that Zoom’s native output format is .mp4, so if you use Zoom, you can upload the file without a change in format). The maximum video file size is 10 GB, so there is plenty of bandwidth for high-quality files.

If you were assigned a "poster" presentation, you may want to provide two files: 1) the PDF of the poster, and 2) a short (3 min) video or audio walkthrough, similar to a ‘pitch’ that one would give at an in-person poster session. The audio file is not required but highly recommended.

Supplementary files can also be uploaded to the Pathable site. Presenters may also include additional files that they would like to share (e.g., data files, supplementary scientific video, PDFs of journal papers), uploaded to the tab called Files within each Manage Presentation page. Please note that shared files in the Files tab are downloadable for all meeting participants. However, the main talk video is not downloadable.

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