Info for presenters

The 2019 Manchester Forum in Linguistics will be held in the Ellen Wilkinson Building’s Graduate Centre at The University of Manchester on Oxford Road (see here for directions).


Talks will take place in either the Conference Room (C1.18, upstairs) or Seminar Room 1 (CG.59, downstairs).

With the exception of plenary speakers, who have each been allocated a one-hour slot, speakers will have a total of 30 minutes: 20 or 25 minutes for the talk itself and 5 or 10 minutes for questions, this being the speaker’s choice.

The links below give tips on how to deliver a good academic oral presentation:

Tips for slides:


There is a dedicated poster presentation session at mFiL where presenters will be expected to stand by their posters, talk about their work to other conference attendees, and take questions.

All posters will be on display for the duration of the conference in the atrium of the conference venue, where lunch and coffee will also be served.

A recommended printing place for posters is MuPrint. It is located on Higher Cambridge Street, a 10-to-15-minute walk from the conference venue, and it offers same-day printing services.

Presenters will be allocated a board on which to display their posters which should be able to accommodate posters of up to A0 size (see this guide) in either a landscape or portrait orientation. Presenters will be provided with the means to affix their posters to their boards. You may also want to bring an accompanying handout that people may take away with them, although this is not mandatory.

The following are links with some guidelines on how to produces an effective poster:

And some example posters (including one presented at the mFiL in November 2015):