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Frequently Asked Questions

Should I present my paper in English? Or can I present in Spanish or Portuguese?

We would encourage you to present in English because this will allow you to communicate easily with everyone and you will get more feedback from the audience. The atmosphere will be relaxed because most of the delegates will be young scholars and doctoral students. However, if you still want to present in Spanish or Portuguese is okay with us, but we would like to kindly ask you to bring a handout in English. This could include the key points of your presentation and you can print around 20 copies, so everyone can follow you. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to provide simultaneous translation.

How much time do I have to present my paper?

Each delegate will have 15-20 minutes to present his/her paper. This is to allow time for questions and discussion. The Chair in every panel will make sure that we all stick to the time. In our experience, this means a paper of around 2,000 words. However, your speed and comments may change this estimate. Each panel session is 90 minutes and will have 3-4 papers.

Can I use a PowerPoint/Prezi presentation?

Yes, you can. A PC and a projector will be available in every seminar room. Bring your memory stick but also a backup file, just in case.

Any more queries?

Contact us at pilasconference@googlemail.com