Presenter Instructions

Oral Sessions

  • Oral talks are given 11.5 minutes. Additional 1.5 minutes are allocated for questions by the session chairs, switching between speakers and introducing the next speaker. You will be asked to leave the podium once your time is up. Please make sure you do not exceed the given time limit.
  • Each oral presenter will also present their work as a poster. Your poster is scheduled for the interactive session following the oral session of your paper. This is a good opportunity to expose the work further and get extra feedback from the CVPR attendees.
  • Oral presenters should be present at the podium (in the correct room) at least 10 minutes before the start of the session and should introduce themselves to the session chairs as soon as they arrive.
  • You can find your session here.
  • Your talk will be recorded. In order to provide this service to the community we need at least one representative from each paper to sign a recording release form. You can download it here. You can then upload the release from. From the Author console under column "Camera-Ready | Presentation", Click on "Edit" corresponding to Presentation, "Browse" to locate the Release form, Click on "Upload" to upload the Release Form. Note The June 10th deadline for submitting your Release Form.
  • If you require any special assistance during to get to the podium or during your talk, please let the session chair know of this before the session or email the Program Chairs.
  • Oral speakers should test their own laptops with the projector before the session, to avoid any technical difficulties.

Spotlight Presentation

For your spotlight presentations you will have two options (details outlined below):

  • Option 1 - PDF Presentation
  • Option 2 - Video Presentation

All presentations should be finalized by June 10. This will enable us to load all talks onto the same laptop without any configuration issues, while allowing presenters to use whatever graphics/video tools they choose to generate the presentation. Presentations should be limited to 3 minutes and 55 seconds with the next speaker starting at the 4 minute mark (your screen and microphone will go dead as the next person is goes live). The session chairs will not be introducing each spotlight therefore please make sure that you start with a title slide and that you introduce your talk. There will be no time allotted for "questions" after each spotlight. As usual, any projected Text/Math should use at least 24 point font (and ideally should be >32pt) as smaller fonts will not be readable in a room with 1200+ people.

In addition to your oral presentation, please remember to also prepare a poster for your paper which will be presented in the interactive session following your spotlight.

Option 1 - PDF Presentation

For those desiring a traditional "slide presentation" you can submit a PDF of your presentation which will be hosted for you on a CVPR laptop. You will be able to advance slide-by-slide via a remote- but the total duration of 3min 45sec for your presentation will still be very strictly enforced so make sure to practice your timing. Your presentation should start with a title slide.

Option 2 - Video Presentation

For those desiring to incorporate videos or animations into their presentations, we provide the option to submit a video of your presentation visuals. This should be used as a visual aid to your live presentation, i.e., you will be talking in front of this video as it plays projected on the main screen. Note that the audio channel from your submitted video will NOT be used. There will be a speaker's monitor on the stage, so you can see what is being projected without turning to look at the screen. You will be allowed to bring up notes for the talk, e.g., a tablet/laptop with your presentation notes for local viewing. The video should be at most 3 min and 55 sec long, and should start with a title slide. It should be .MP4 (Mpeg4), HD resolution (1080p preferred, 720p accepted), with H264 encoding (the default for almost all MP4 encoders). It should NOT be an AVI file or a MOV but a proper MP4 (and don't just rename it).

If you prepare your presentation using PowerPoint you can time your slides and save the presentation as a video directly from PowerPoint. Some instructions on how to do this can be found here. You will then need to convert the WMV video into MP4 (e.g. via Youtube or FFMPEG).

Alternatively, there are many free screen capture programs that directly produce proper MP4:

  • VLC which works on all platforms
  • OBS for windows, mac or linux
  • Just windows there is also TinyTake
  • For windows 10 there is the builtin recorder
  • For Mac there is the built in QuickTime (which will need to be exported as MP4 as the default is MOV).
  • If you only have recorders producing other formats, e.g. avi , Youtube may be able to convert for you. If not try FFMPEG (ffmpeg -i source_video.avi input -acodec aac -ab 128kb -vcodec mpeg4 -b 8000kb -mbd 2 -flags +4mv +trell -aic 2 -cmp 2 -subcmp 2 -s 1920x1080 -title X final_video.mp4)

Instructions on how to submit your Spotlight presentation

Your spotlight talk will be recorded. In order to provide this service to the community we need at least one representative from each paper to sign a recording release form. You can download it from this link.

First, please create a single ".zip" file that contains:
- Your spotlight presentation file (either .PDF or .MP4 your choice as explained above).
- The signed video release form.

You will be uploading your ".zip" file containing your presentation + video release form to CMT.
Go to the Author console under column "Camera-Ready | Presentations":

  1. Click on "Edit" corresponding to Presentation.
  2. "Browse" to locate your ".zip" file containing your presentation and your signed video release form.
  3. Click on "Upload" to upload the ".zip" file.
  4. Note that the deadline for this is the 10th June.

Poster Sessions

  • Each poster is assigned a specific poster stand identified by paper id as specified in the program. Check with the volunteers or the registration desk if you cannot find your poster board.
  • The physical dimensions of the poster stands that will be available this year are 8 feet wide by 4 feet high. Please review the CVPR16 poster template for more details on how to prepare your poster. You do not need to use this template, but please read the instructions carefully and prepare your posters accordingly.
  • Poster presenters are asked to install their posters between 9:00 am and 10:00 am for morning poster sessions and between 12:30 pm and 4:00 pm for afternoon poster sessions. Push pins will be provided for attaching posters to the boards. Please remove posters promptly at the conclusion of each poster session, since the display boards are reused in each session.
  • Poster printing: Orders can be placed up to June 20th. Posters will be delivered to registration. Posters are $80 each and payment and coordination are up to the attendee. Link to printing site:
    Login : CVPR2016
    Password: posters
    Instructions are attached.