3. Presentation

On this page you will find presentation requirements, guidelines and examples.

Each team is given one 20-minute presentation slot. Each team will be randomly assigned a presentation time during the Giant Jamboree. The presentation must be given by a student on the team roster. Download the detailed schedule to find your team's assigned presentation time.

File Submission

All teams must submit a PDF version of their team presentation and team poster by the end of the Jamboree on Monday November 4, 2019, 11:59 PM EDT. Please name your files under the following naming convention: TeamName_[ Poster OR Presentation ]_YourName.

Presentation Requirements

In iGEM, the purpose of the presentation is to communicate the project to others in an informative and engaging manner. Teams are welcome to add an interactive or theatrical component to their presentation as well. Powerpoint slides or Prezi presentations are the most common methods of giving a presentation.

  • Each team is allowed to present one (1) presentation during the Giant Jamboree (please note: talks are randomly assigned to the schedule).
  • Presentations cannot exceed 20 minutes in length.
  • Only team student members listed on the official team roster are allowed to present the team presentation. Advisors, instructors, and PIs are not permitted to present.
  • There is no limit to how many students may present.
  • Only team student members listed on the official team roster can answer questions during the Q&A session. Advisors, instructors, and PIs are not permitted to answer questions about the project.
  • Teams must bring a laptop or other device and any special adapters for using a projector at the Giant Jamboree.
  • Teams must submit a PDF copy of their presentation to iGEM Headquarters at the Giant Jamboree (details on how to submit will be provided closer to the Giant Jamboree).

Presentation Guidelines

Please see below for presentation guidelines:

  • Each team is assigned a 30 minute session:
    • 5 minutes for setting up
    • 20 minutes for presenting
    • 5 minutes for questions from the judges and audience
  • Teams are given a 2 minute warning, then a 1 minute warning, and will be stopped after the full 20 minutes is over
  • Presentations should include an attributions section
  • Speak loudly and clearly
  • Teams should select 2-4 student team members who are comfortable with talking in front of an audience to give the team's presentation
  • If only a few team members present the project, the entire team should be at the presentation and should join their teammates during the questions

Each presentation room will be equipped with:

  • 3 microphones in total (2 lapel mics, 1 podium mic)
  • Timing Equipment
  • Projector with HDMI and VGA attachments (recommended presentation aspect ratio 16:9)

Teams should plan to bring adapters if their laptop does not support HDMI or VGA.

Presentation Examples: Slides

Below you can find a few sets of presentation slides from past iGEM teams:

Additional presentation slides can be found on the Results page. You can navigate to different years from the top menu bar, and view team presentation slides by clicking on the slide icon next to a team's name.

Presentation Examples: Videos

Below are some of the Best Presentation winners from the 2013 and 2012 Jamborees. The remaining videos can be seen on the Results page.