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IDCT 2025

Under the esteemed patronage of H.E Sheikh Nahayan bin Mabarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance & Coexistence, and in collaboration with the Ministry of Tolerance & Coexistence of the UAE and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC),


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>Speaker Guidelines

Speaker Responsibilities Prior to Conference 

  • Confirm presentation date and time with session facilitator.
  • Submit introductory speaker bio and presentation description to session facilitator.
  • Presentation descriptions are limited to 450 characters including spaces.
  • Register for the conference on Sep 15, 2024.
  • Submit final PPT presentation to session facilitator by Oct 15, 2024.
  • Speaker Introductory Biography Keep your biography professional, friendly, and short enough readable in 1 to 3 minutes.
  • Your session facilitator will use the biography for your introduction, feel free to include something unique, fun or personal about yourself.
  • If you are unable to present and need to send a replacement author, please inform the Emirates Scholar Office by emailing immediately. The replacement author must be approved by the Emirates Scholar Committee Chair and ASU Management Office.

Presentation Description 

Your presentation description may be posted on the conference website and other printed marketing materials. Please be sure that your presentation description is clear, concise, and accurate. The description should include the key session learning objectives.

Dress Code: Attire is business casual.

Basic Presentation Guidelines 

  • Each presentation should remain within the allotted time limit of 3 – 5 minutes each.
  • It is critical to stay on schedule so that attendees may move between sessions as needed.
  • Make sure your presentation is representative of what was promoted to the attendees in the presentation description.
  • If recent events cause you to divert from the promised agenda, let the audience know what you are speaking about and why.
  • Do not use off-color jokes, sexist remarks, and racial, political, or religious references.
  • Do NOT use humor at the expense of any members of the audience.
  • Be conscious of the make-up of your audience.
  • Your audience may come from different agencies, industries, professions, and geographical regions.
  • Speaker should check-in with the session facilitator BEFORE the presentation session begins.
  • Laptop and A/V equipment will be set up in the room before the presentation.

Speaker Responsibilities at Conference 

Upon arrival, please check in with the session facilitator. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the session begins.

Prepare Attractive PowerPoint Slides

  • Avoid complicated visuals that require extensive reading by audience members
  • Make visuals attractive and easy to understand  The conference room is large
  • Make visuals large enough to be read by a person sitting in the back of the room.
  • The minimum font size should be 22 points for bullets and 16 points for legends and axis data.

A/V Equipment 

  • Plan to use the conference laptops for your PowerPoint presentations (Conference laptops are PC-based; Apple platform may not be supported.)
  • A microphone, projector, screen, and podium will be provided for the speaker.

Commercialism Policy

  • Promotion of any product or service within the presentation and/or through distribution of written promotional materials is NOT allowed.
  • NO commercials. The purpose of this conference and your presentation is to educate.
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