From the '82 Catalog


Every attendee is allotted a 15 to 20 minute time slot to make a presentation on the topic of their choice. There are no topical sessions with all presentations devoted to a similar theme lumped together, as the order of presentation is based on order of registration. This mixing of genres is intentional, as all knowledgeable practitioners of the art of wavefront reconstruction should be aware of who is doing what in in all aspects of the field.

The most obvious topic for for the type of presentation encouraged by this symposium is the one a presenter is most familiar with - themselves. Now is the time to toot your own horn, give the audience your back story, your greatest hits, what you aspire yet to do. Describe the holograms you have brought to the show and are displaying in the exhibit area. Or eulogize those who are no longer with us. Demonstrations of techniques or how-to's on stage are encouraged. Or anything else that pertains to the recording of the interference pattern of a reference beam with an object's wavefront.

Writing a formal paper of your presentation is not required, but encouraged, as it helps to formulate your talk. You can add more details to your concept in print than in the scheduled presentation time allowed if you deem it worthy of being posted for posterity on the site. It would be a worthy addition to your Curriculum Vitae if you are in the business of building an academic career. Template for a paper is here.

Presentations will be recorded, and posted along with their accompanying PowerPoint and Word document, at the presenters' consent, on the website. There will be no printed proceedings, only an on-line archive, able to be freely visited by participants of the conference. Otherwise the site is protected by a pay wall, with the hosting site splitting the $5 per presentation download fee with the presenter.

There are approximately 50 time slots for presentations during the mornings and afternoons of Tuesday and Wednesday, so if those become filled, additional slots would be added to the evening festivities, or a poster session might suffice to bring your point across.

Some guidelines for presentations
Because the audience is knowledgeable about holography, there is no need to start with the chapter and verse of Dennis Gabor, "in 1947..." (Unless your talk is about what he did then)

Rehearse your presentation in front of a clock! And speak the words out loud when doing so, as that is a more accurate method of timing than thinking them in your head. Time is of the essence, as you don't want to intrude into someone else's slot.

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