Presenter Resources

All presenters are encouraged to review the information provided to ensure you are prepared for your experience.

Capital Projects Symposium (CPS) 2023: November 19-21, 2023
Venue: Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, BC
Online Program: Here

Click on the sections below for detailed information:

Monday, October 9, 2023 | Abstract Submissions​

Abstract submission deadline. The submission includes abstract, speaker permissions, speaker bio, and headshot. ​

Monday, October 9, 2023 | Registration​

Last day to register for your badge. Conferences rely on registration fees from all categories of attendees for financial sustainability.  ​

This means that all conference participants, including members of the Organizing Committee, Session and Stream Chairs, as well as Presenters, must pay the registration fees set for their category.  Presenters must register before October 09 in order to guarantee the presenter’s place in the program schedule. All program participants (keynote presenters, speakers, panelists, and session chairs) are responsible for registering themselves online. A preferential registration fee is set for presenters and session chairs in recognition of their special contribution to the conference. Registration may be completed online here

Thursday, October 19, 2023 | Hotel Registration​

Last day to reserve your hotel accommodations at the host hotel at the special group rate. CLICK HERE to reserve your hotel accommodations online. Please note: program registration does not include lodging, so be sure to book your hotel room before the deadline. ​

Monday, November 13, 2023 | Presentation Slide Deck​

Last day to upload your presentation slide deck to the online abstract portal. This is on a voluntary basis as we won’t use it onsite​

Presentation Format ​

Presenters: The format of the symposium allows for a 20-minute presentation, followed by a 5-minute Q&A session. In the event where you can’t present in person, we ask that you record your presentation by November 6 at the latest. ​

Keynotes: The format of the symposium allows for a 30-minute presentation, followed by a 10-minute Q&A session. ​

Schedule is yet to be finalized. An email specifying the presentation date/time will be sent to each presenter/keynote on November 6.

An LCD projector and a computer will be available in the meeting room. Please contact Guylaine Richard at before October 9 if special audio-visual equipment is required. ​

Presenters are requested to show up 15 minutes before the session starts to upload their PPT presentation in the computer. ​

Power Point presentations uploaded on the website will not be used for onsite presentation as we understand they change until the last minute. ​


Slide Design Considerations

  • Slide layout: standard 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Slides should clarify and complement what is spoken: avoid putting spoken words on slides.  
  • Many simple slides are better than one complex slide (limit to 7 lines or 20 words per slide).  
  • Allow one slide per minute.  
  • Use contrasting colors. A dark background with light text is visually appealing.  
  • Avoid red or dark blue text: it does not project well.  
  • Double-spaced text is more legible.  
  • Sans serif font (e.g., Calibri, Arial) is more legible than a serif font (e.g., Times New Roman).  
  • Minimum font size 18 pt; headings should be at least 24 pt.  
  • Do not use ALL CAPITAL LETTERS.  
  • Ensure the line thickness is sufficient before transferring an image from a graphics package.  
  • Title slide should contain title, authors’ names, date, and location of the presentation.  
  • Include a “Contents” or “Agenda” slide that identifies headings for discussion.  
  • Use a separate slide for the heading to be discussed and provide more information if required.  
  • Apply the same slide color scheme used on the main title to the content’s slides (for continuity).  
  • Avoid using more than 3 styles of slide transitions or animations
  • The final slide may display the company logo, to be left on the screen during the question period.  


PPT Presentations 

  • Please upload here by November 13 (voluntary basis) 
  • The objective is to gather all scheduled presentations and populate the CIM technical library. A benefit to CIM members and an invaluable knowledge bank for your industry peers. 
  • We will not use this PPT for your presentation. You must have a copy with you. 

Recording of presentation 

  • Presenters can record their presentations online here before November 13 (voluntary basis) for the CIM Academy and/or virtual presentations.
  • The recording is done through the same site where you uploaded your abstract. It is an easy process with a chance to view your recording and edit or delete and record again. You can also do the recording from another platform and upload the MP4 file.

All invited presenters are required to submit an abstract here and complete all required form fields. All required fields of the abstract form must be completed for your submission to be accepted. We ask you to include a bio and headshot of the presenting author for inclusion in the online program. Abstract forms must be completed and submitted by Monday, October 9, 2023.​

Please contact the program manager Guylaine Richard ( if you have any questions​

We encourage you to promote your participation in the program on social media. Please visit the CPS Media Kit page for customizable images to highlight your role and experiences with the Symposium.

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Be sure to tag CIM and use #CPS2023 in your posts!