“Biology, Ancestral Knowledge and Management:
Indo-Pacific Fishes facing to global changing”
10th Indo-Pacific Fish Conference, Tahiti, French Polynesia, October 2017

10th IPFC Sessions

A total of 31 sessions have been accepted for IPFC10. These sessions are divided into nine research themes (see here). IPFC10 participants will have one of three options for the presentation of their research: oral presentation (15 minutes, including time for questions), poster (85 cm wide and 180 cm high), or poster AND flash talk (3 minutes).


Oral Presentation

Talks are scheduled in 15-minutes time slots. We strongly encourage a presentation of no more than 10/12 minutes to allow 3/5 minutes for questions. The time limit will be strictly enforced to facilitate movement between sessions.

  1. Format for presentations: Powerpoint (.ppt or .pptx).
  2. Recommended video format for Windows-based presentations: Windows Media Video (.wmv).
  3. Audio Formats: MPEG3 (.mp3), Windows Audio File (.wav), Windows Media Audio (.wma). iTunes based files will not work.
  4. All oral presentations will need to be submitted to IPFC staff members at least 12 hours before your presentation. There will be an informatic desk at the IPFC10.
  5. You may not use your own Macintosh or PC.
  6. Dedicated internet access will not be available in the session rooms.
  7. The file name(s) of your presentation should follow the examples below:
  • SA_2AM1_Lecchini (=last name of first author): presentation in Session A in the morning before coffee break on 2 October.
  • SA_2AM2_Lecchini (=last name of first author): presentation in Session A in the morning after coffee break on 2 October.
  • SC_2PM2_Lecchini (=last name of first author): presentation in Session C in the afternoon after the coffee break on 2 October.

Each meeting room will have a projector, screen, laptop computer, audio, lectern, hardwired lectern microphone, timing device, and a laser pointer. Once the presentation begins, you can control the program from the lectern using a computer mouse or the up/down/right/left keys on a keyboard.


Posters will be displayed Wednesday 4th October at the Maison de la Culture (conference venue). The posters must be no larger than 90 cm wide and 180 cm high (recommended size: less than 85 cm wide and 120 cm high – It is difficult for participants to read the bottom part of very large posters). If your poster exceeds these specifications, it may be subject to removal.

Posters need to have four metal eyelets (in each corner). As they may be exposed in an outdoor location, we advise to choose an outdoor resistant material (anti-UV and/or waterproof).

The following are some very general suggestions for preparing your poster:

  • Minimize text – use images and graphs instead.
  • Keep text elements to 50 words or fewer.
  • Use phrases rather than full sentences.
  • Use an active voice.
  • Avoid jargon (depends somewhat on audience).
  • Left-justify text; avoid centering and right-justifying text.
  • Use a serif font (e.g., Times) for most text – easier to read.
  • Sans-serif font (e.g., Helvetica) OK for titles and headings
  • Font size should be at least 24 point in text, 36 for headings.
  • Pay attention to text size in figures – it must also be large.
  • Title should be at least 5cm tall.
  • Use a light colour background and dark colour letters for contrast.
  • Avoid dark backgrounds with light letters – very tiring to read.
  • Stick to a theme of 2 or 3 colours – much more will overload and confuse viewers.
  • If you use multiple colours, use them in a consistent pattern – otherwise viewers will spend their time wondering what the pattern is rather than reading your poster.
  • Overly bright colours will attract attention – and then wear out reader’s eyes.

Consider people who have problems differentiating colours, especially when designing graphics – one of the most common is an inability to tell green from red.

Flash Talk

Flash talks will take place will be displayed on Wednesday 4th October at the Maison de la Culture (conference venue). Each speaker will have a maximum of 4 slides and exactly 3 minutes to present their research. The flask talk will be on the same research thematic as the poster.

The moderators will ensure that all presenters adhere strictly to the program schedule.

A flash talk is a challenge in which you have just three minutes to present a scientific concept or idea in an accessible manner. In those three minutes, your aim is to inspire the listener and help them to learn about the area of science that you are presenting. So, you need to be clear, concise and charismatic; and to articulate a topic in a quick, insightful, and clear manner.

Final Contribution

All participants are invited to submit a scientific article to Cybium (http://sfi.mnhn.fr/cybium/). The IPFC10 organization committee decided to allow review articles (any topics up to 15 printed pages), regular manuscripts (up to 8 printed pages) or short notes (up to 4 printed pages) submitted by either researchers or students to consider for publication. Only one submission as first author is possible per participant. Published articles will be free of charges. For more information, see: https://ipfc10.criobe.pf/program/call-for-papers/