“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 42 sessions have been accepted for IPFC10. These 42 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 (approximately 12-15 minutes, depending on the number of speakers), poster (85 cm wide and 180 cm high), or poster AND flash talk (3 minutes).

Registration and abstract submissions is managed through the conference website at : https://ipfc10.sciencesconf.org/ Once logged in, you can submit an abstract and register for the IPFC10.

Please note: the participant who present in “The Women in Marine Sciences” session may give two presentations: one oral presentation in the “women” session, and one oral presentation, one poster or one poster/flash talk in another session.


Oral Presentation

Talks are scheduled in 12 / 15-minute time slots (depending on the number of speakers). We strongly encourage a presentation of no more than 9 / 12 minutes to allow three 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 Organizing Committee 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 all the week at the Maison de la Culture (conference location) and there will be at least one poster session at the IPFC. The schedule will be finalized in August, once all abstracts and registrations have been compiled.

The posters must be no larger than 90 cm wide and 200 cm high (recommended size: less than 85 cm wide and 180 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 will be mounted on the boards using push pins that will be provided.

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 at the end of each session. 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/). More information coming soon.